Wish you were still on our holiday vacation? Allow yourself a bit of escape during your morning commute or even within the privacy of your own room with a single book. Whether you travel to Middle-earth or to a seemingly quiet Midwestern town, you'll learn more about the world around you and yourself page after page. After all...
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. –Edward P. Morgan
But reading more is one of those things easier said than done for some, so let's create a few goals. Begin by setting a page goal or a time limit (even just 20 minutes) for yourself each day and increase things from there – but try to not make it a chore. Casual reading should be enjoyable so keep in mind that it is not a race; just because a friend finished a book in one day (or said so) doesn't mean you must as well. Go at your own pace, books aren't just something to be crossed off a 'to-do' list. Not sure what to read exactly? Take a look at a few of our StyledOn suggestions below:
- A Game of Thrones (and really the entire A Song of Fire and Ice series) by George R. R. Martin
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- Blankets by Craig Thompson
- The Great Man by Kate Christensen
- The Instructions by Adam Levin
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
- Steve Jobs (Biography) by Walter Isaacson
What are your book recommendations? Any books you've been meaning to read?