Encouraging People To Read | Lets Talk Bookish

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Let’s talk bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by Rukky @Eternity Books  & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

This weeks topic is: How To Encourage People To Read

I personally don’t encourage people to read. I know everyone has different interest and hobbies. I feel like I talk about books a lot and that makes people want to read but not always. I think the only time I encourage someone to read is when they ask me for recommendations. I always give them a huge list with all kinds of different genres so they have something to choose from. I recommend books I didn’t like too because they might like it better than me.

I think being forced to read in school turned off some people when it comes to reading. I know I personally hating reading because of it. It’s hard to encourage something when someone despises it.

I don’t really have anyone in my life to encourage to read so I focus on the online book community. I can help encourage the book community to read when they express they’re in a reading slump. I feel like sometimes I can recommend a book to read to help a fellow reader get out of the book slump. This isn’t easy though. I know from being in a reading slump myself.

If I had children I think I would encourage them to read because I think it’s a great way to gain vocabulary.

What do you think? Do you like the encourage people to read? What are your thoughts? 🙂

5 thoughts on “Encouraging People To Read | Lets Talk Bookish”

  1. I think its really interesting that some bookwyrms view it this way. I think it’s valid that people have different hobbies, and some of them probably don’t want reading forced upon them. It’s nice that you help encourage people in reading slumps and focus your energy there instead – I bet a lot of people appreciate it.


  2. I think in my country the problem is actually the opposite: we don’t have required reading so our literacy is not that good :/ I never encourage people to read either, if they ask I’ll happily give recommendations but I never went out of my way to tell someone to read…


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