7 Reasons Why You Should Read A New Book Every Week


Growing up, I hated reading mainly because I never got to pick the books I wanted to read. My teachers gave me books that fit the school curriculum and my parents gave me books that would improve my vocabulary.



Combined with the two of them, I quickly began to grow a strong dislike for reading. This distaste towards reading stuck with me all these years.



It wasn’t until a year and a half ago that I really got a new perspective on reading. Since then, I’ve fallen in love with it and read very often.



From reading numerous books in the last year and a half, I quickly learned that reading has been one of the most instrumental pieces in my progression and growth as an entrepreneur and human.



Here are 7 reasons why you should read a new book every week:



1. Knowledge Is Power


The obvious reason people read is to acquire a wealth of knowledge. From reading, I’ve been able to go from clueless to expert on numerous topics. Using my new found expertise, I’ve been able to achieve great things.



The more you know, the more powerful you become. The knowledge I have gained from books has allowed me to become far more successful in my businesses and in life.



2. Your Brain Needs A Workout Too


We go to the gym to lift weights and work out our body, but we never really do anything for our brains. Reading is the ultimate workout for our brains.



Reading is a type of brain-exercise that keeps our mind healthier and more fluid. Many studies have shown that reading dramatically decreases the chances of getting many different diseases.



3. Expands Your Vocabulary


Turns out, my parents were right. Reading books in general can really expand your vocabulary. After reading books, I’ve been caught using new words that I didn’t know before.



It’s great because I learn new words and phrases which makes my writing a lot better. Reading can expand your vocabulary, just make sure you find books that you’re interested in reading.



4. Improve Your Writing


Since I’m an avid blogger, writing is very important to me. On top of that, I have to write a lot of content for my websites, verbiage for my marketing campaigns, and communicate with others.



Reading really helps improve my writing without making it tedious. I just read books, gain knowledge, and slowly notice that my writing has improved. If you’re a blogger or even involved in the marketing field, reading is a very simple way of improving your writing skills.



5. Remember More


A friend of mine recently told me that reading can improve your memory. I was surprised and decided to do some research on my own. I quickly found out that reading really does improve your memory.



The way you remember more is because your brain is being worked out. When your brain gets worked out, it tends to perform at its healthiest.



6. Great Hobby


Reading is a great hobby that can be a lot of fun. Not only does reading have a lot of tangible benefits for you that have been mentioned above, but it can also be extremely fun.



I love reading books that have great stories that I simply get immersed in. Reading is a great way to relax and have a good time.



7. Stronger Analytical Thinking Skills


Have you ever caught yourself reading a book and trying to guess the outcome of the story before it’s over? This is a natural response that most of us have when we read books.



We all want to prove ourselves right by guessing the outcome of the book long before it ever takes place. The time spent trying to predict the outcome of the book slowly improves our analytical thinking skills.





Learning to enjoy reading is a crucial skill everyone should develop at some point in their lives. I hope this article has motivated you to pick up a new book every week.



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