Let’s say you bought 10 books in the last book sale, but you didn’t start because who has time to read? Or went to your local library and picked up 6 books because you thought that would be motivation enough to read (then, you see yourself renewing all the books until it’s not possible anymore and you have to return everything defeated).
I know how you feel. It’s horrible. So, here is a list of how to make time to read your endless TBR list.
1 | Set a time goal per day
Set the stopwatch on your phone to beep so you will know when to stop and if you want to keep going, just keep going. You can change to 30 minutes if 15 doesn’t give you the time to finish a chapter. And if your time ends in the middle of a page, check this fun bookmark:
2 | Read a chapter per day
Just add the bookmark where you want to stop.
3 | Test other book formats
I have so many friends that found audiobooks the solution for the “no time to read” problem, mostly because they are moms and have no time for themselves. So, if you’re a mom, this can be a solution for you too. The good thing about audiobooks is you can put on your phone or in your car, at work, a book on the go.
You can try a month free of Audible (the audiobook service at Amazon) and see if it’s your thing. Some books are read by their own authors, this is cool, eh?
4 | Scroll a book instead of facebook/Instagram feed
I used to arrive at home and sit on the couch completely exhausted. The last thing I wanna do was think. So I just scrolled, scrolled and scrolled up.
Now, I changed the habit. I read. Sometimes I don’t have a book with me, but I have this little app on my phone that let me read a chapter a day of classic books. I can read more because I bought the full version.
If you don’t mind to read classic book pills every day, you can download Serial Reader.