• Karen Osman

5 Tips To Get Back Into Fiction


I consider myself an avid reader but there are times when I pick up my phone and scroll through social media or watch Netflix instead, especially these days with everything going on in the world. So if you're finding yourself reading fewer and fewer books, here are five ways to get your fiction feels back! ⁠ 1. Choose short stories. ⁠ This is not necessarily the time to be attempting War and Peace (unless you want to of course) and short stories can seem much more appealing. Roar by Cecelia Ahern is a brilliant collection to start with. ⁠ ⁠ 2. Sign up for Audio books.⁠ Whether you're driving, walking to work, or doing the ironing, an audiobook is an enjoyable way to pass the time and it always makes me feel like I'm excelling at multitasking :) ⁠I loved listening to Michelle Obama reading her book, Becoming. ⁠ 3. Read when you're relaxed. ⁠ For me it's before I sleep, but for some it could be first thing in the morning or just on weekends when the demands of homeschooling and a job won't distract you. ⁠ ⁠ 4. Switch genres. ⁠ If you've always read romance, try a thriller. If YA is usually your bag, try sci-fi. It is possible to become jaded by your usual picks so don't be afraid to switch it up every so often - you'll most likely be pleasantly surprised. And if you don't where to start, my weekly book show on IGTV, Karen's Bookshelf, has loads of book recommendations across different genres.⁠ ⁠ And finally...⁠ ⁠ 5. Sleep Stories on the Calm App⁠ If you're really not in the mood for reading then check out the Sleep Stories on the Calm App. If anything is going to get you back into literature, it will be Matthew McConaughey's voice sending you off to dreamland :)⁠

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