Reasons You Should Read Books

Reasons You Should Read Books

Every New Year starts with a resolution & one of the favourite resolution for many people is “I’ll start reading books” or “to read more”. We all know that reading books is always a good choice. But do you know how reading books improves your life and why should you prioritize reading more.

Here are some of the reasons which will always encourage you towards reading books. 

10 Reasons You Should Read Books

  1. Reading is good for mental health

 ‘Joseph Addison’ the famous English Essayist, Poet, Playwright & Politician once penned a quote 300 years back “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to body.” 

He analyzed it when modern science and research equipments were not in use. Today, however, science itself shows many example of ‘how reading books can make you smarter.’ While reading a book, increases the blood flow and improves connectivity to the brain.

  1. Reading leads to creativity

Have you ever solved any case in a thriller or mystery movie before watching its end?

Same happens when you are reading a book. Once you start reading a mystery book your analytical skills becomes active. Reading helps you to detect the problems and solve the whole plot as you are living in the character’s shoe. 

  1. Reading turn out you to a better writer

When you read, your brain starts grabbing good writing techniques and adds new words in your dictionary. While writing, you will unconsciously copy the writing styles of book that held your attention. Being a frequent reader you will concentrate upon your writing skills and spellings more. 

  1. Reading enhances your conversational skills 

As we are aware of how reading improves your vocabulary and spellings. It also helps you to clearly articulate what you want to say. The knowledge you have gained while reading also gives you a lot of things to talk or debate about with others.

  1. Reading builds up Opinions & Thoughts

When you are reading a book with a concurring worldview, it broadens the perspective and causes you to examine your beliefs for the search of truth.

  1. Reading tends to improve your knowledge of various fields

Reading can teach you historical politics, science & technology, custom, culture, heritage & mythology, economic & intellect and much more. By reading books one person can have knowledge of several books at a time.

  1. Reading challenges to your power of imagination

As you read, you start putting yourself in the fictional characters. Your brain starts to think beyond the words written on the page, imagining all the details like appearance emotions & surrounding. A great book always makes you live several lives while reading.

  1. Reading will create an area of interest

Reading about some specific field or interest can improve success in your field. This also helps in gaining factual knowledge and learns from other’s experiments.

  1. Reading inspires you a lot

Reading a good book is like being around an inspirational person who always motivates you towards something good. Their inspiring words, actions and moves will also direct you to live a better life.

  1. Reading is a stress buster

One of the excellent ways to enjoy in life is to lose you in a book. Book always helps as a stress buster. It can ease tension in your muscle and heart while your brain tends to think new ideas by reading a new character.


As you can see, reading has many benefits like it improves your academic, social, physical, cultural, religious, geographical and spiritual understanding in life. With these phenomenal facts running through your mind, it’s a perfect time to dive into the ocean of knowledge .