Back To Books: Why I Want To Get Reading Again

The older I get, the less I read. I used to get through a new book every week, spending my evenings reading until I fell asleep. Now though, I rarely just read for fun. I love reading cookbooks (see my favourite recipe books in this blog post) and reading books for learning, but just not for enjoyment really!

As technology gets better, books are being replaced with TV, blogs, shopping websites and social media. I think that is because scrolling on a phone takes much less brain power than reading books. Also, reading takes concentration – whereas on social media we just switch between different apps or websites that we barely focus on one thing for too long. I feel almost guilty for neglecting all the books there are in the word!

favourite books novels stacked up

Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely not saying I’m giving up being on the internet by any means! But, I have decided to set myself a challenge to get reading again.

I’m not going to set a time limit on it, because I’d like to just read for fun and not put too much pressure on! But I want to make time to read a novel, one I haven’t read before. I am definitely one of those people who like routine and familiarity so I love the comfort of favourite old books. But my mission is to read a brand new one!!

I thought I would list a few of my favourite books, in case you feel like picking up a book too!

My Favourite Books:

  • ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’
  • The Harry Potter series (especially the first one!)
  • ‘I Heart’ series by Lyndsey Kelk (my favourite author)
  • ‘Summer At Shell Cottage’
  • ‘My Not So Perfect Life’ by Sophie Kinsella
  • ‘The Single Girl’s To Do List’ also by Lyndsey Kelk
  • The Hunger Games (the first one mainly)
  • ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ & ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’
  • The Little House series

I found this list of ‘Favourite Books’ that people voted for. There are so many on this list that I would love to be able to say ‘I’ve read that!’. I am linking the list so I can come back to it for reference, using it as a sort of check list of book ideas.

Let me know what you feel about reading, I’d love to know if it is just me or if lots of people feel this way about books!



  1. Yiota
    May 19, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    It was my 2017 resolution to start reading again but honestly, I cannot find time to do it. I want to re-read the Harry Potter books, they are definitely on top of my list! 🙂


    • marblebeauty
      May 19, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      I know, I’m feeling the same 😭 hopefully I will be able to get reading more over the summer, I love reading on holiday x

  2. May 19, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I recently got back into reading! To Kill a Mockingbird is also one of my favorites. I recently read a mystery novel called The Girl in the Red Coat and it was amazing!

    • marblebeauty
      May 19, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      I really want to make the effort to get reading again! It’s a lovely classic isn’t it. Ooh I will definitely add that one to my list, what genre was it? X

  3. May 19, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I love love love reading. I make an effort to read as much as possible throughout the year! I even write weekly book reviews. I think everyone should read, which is why I try to encourage people, by writing these reviews out. I hope you get into the love of reading xxx

    Melina |

  4. May 20, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Good luck with getting back in to reading! Embarrassingly, I am an English student and still haven’t read To Kill a Mockingbird… eeek! I am reading Trigger Mortis at the moment which is very different for me but I am really enjoying it xxx

    • marblebeauty
      May 21, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Thank you lovely! Eek that’s so funny – I bet you would love it, such a fantastic story. The film is great too! Ooh I haven’t heard of that one before xxx

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