Cancel your cable service
Log in to your Goodreads account regularly to remind yourself of all the amazing books out there that you have not yet read
Get a library card and remove the financial obstacle to reading a lot
Be interested in a variety of topics
Read the ‘new books’ sections of magazines (they’re everywhere from US Weekly to Vanity Fair) and find something new to get excited about
But be OK with quitting books partway through and moving to something that interests you more
Carry a purse/bag large enough to hold a book (or ereader) – and carry one with you all the time
Keep a pile(s) of to-read books visible in your home (I have 3 piles throughout the house)
Build 10 minutes of in-bed reading into your nightly routine
Always have a book at work for your lunch breaks
Know which writers you love and seek out all their works
Borrow books (from friends or the library) with a deadline to have them read and returned
Find enjoyment in many different styles of writing (be easy to please)
Revel in those guilty pleasure books (for me it’s true crime)
Tweet/Instagram/blog/Facebook whatever you’re reading and get encouragement and moral support in return.
Take public transportation (or carpool) when you can, and read while someone else drives
Give entire days off over to reading when possible
Pick out a ‘reading chair’ or other corner of your home where you can comfortably curl up for any length of time, secluded, with a spot for your beverage of choice nearby
Commit to a reading goal (like a book a week or learning everything you can about the Revolutionary War)
Read even more. The more you read the faster you get at it.
What are your tricks for reading more every week?
In 2012 I read 68 books – more than a book a week. 2013: here I come!