Feeling overwhelmed with school? Is the majority of your time spent on school, studying, and work? Need a break? Take some time to read for fun! Pleasure reading can give you a much needed time out from the stresses of life and has numerous benefits. Taking the time to read for fun has many different benefits. Pauline Dewan, a librarian for both Laurier University and Nipissing University in Ontario describes these benefits in her article Reading Matters in the Academic Library: Taking the Lead from Public Librarians.
These benefits include:
- Improving social skills
- Fostering creativity
Pleasure reading also can show increases in:
- Writing skills
- Grammatical development
Pleasure reading promotes:
- Articulate expressions
- Higher order reasoning
- Critical thinking
Not sure what to read?
There are a variety of genres to choose from! Here are few suggestions to pick up today:
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks—The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.
NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp—Detective Zach Jordan and his beautiful partner (and ex-girlfriend) must stop a deranged killer who has targeted a glittering New York film festival.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr—The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.
No matter what you are interested, stop by your campus library and start reading for fun today!