Top 5 Reasons I Love Reading!

Hello everyone and welcome to another top 5 Tuesday! I was so very excited to do this topic. It’s not the usual topic. Usually we’re finding the 5 best books that fit the weeks theme. But this list was a strategically planned one. I figured it would be a great way to start the new year by reflecting on why we love reading so much! A little motivation to kick the year off right!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in January – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

1 – I GET TO TRAVEL THE WORLD! (AND EVEN OUTSIDE THE WORLD!)

I LOVE travel. In fact, I have a college diploma for travel! But, let’s face it, I can’t afford it lol! This way I can travel anywhere in the world without spending money or leaving the house. So many times I’ve read a descriptive novel and then searched pictures on Google to look at how things are in another country. It’s kept my interest in the world and other cultures alive. Not only that, but you get to travel to fictional worlds and even space!

2 – ESCAPE REALITY!

The real world just sucks sometimes. Adulting is hard and responsibilities are always finding their way on your place. Books are an escape – an adventure! They make you forget about everything in your life that might be bringing you down. For a little while I can imagine a beach, or people with magic. It’s beautiful!

3 – MEET NEW PEOPLE

I’m sure you’ll understand when I say – I don’t get out much lol! I’m a hermit; happy to be at home with my kids, husband, dog, bearded dragons, books, coffee, and a blanket. That’s literally all I need to be happy. It is nice to go out with friends for dinner every once in a while, but I really don’t get out and do things often. So with books, I’m constantly meeting new people. In a series, I feel like I’m revisiting old friends. And each person has something to offer and teach me.

4 – LEARN!!

Speaking of teaching me, one of the things I love most about reading is that I’m always learning. Sometimes it’s actual facts, sometimes it’s science related, sometimes it’s historical, but, a lot of the time, it’s learning and enriching the human experience. I have felt so much emotion, understanding, and compassion over the years from books. Specifically when it comes to sensitive topics. I learn the things that I hopefully might never experience, but at the same time I’m learning how to be compassionate and relate to those situations.

5 – IT PUT’S ME TO SLEEP!

LOL! This is totally true! When I was in a reading slump a few weeks ago I would see 4am on a nightly basis. No matter what I did or how hard I tried, I couldn’t sleep. Then when I started reading again my sleep came back…… lesson learned! Even if I read for only 30 minutes sometimes, it helps my eyes get tired and takes my mind of the millions of worries that keep my mind active at night.

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NOTE! – So sorry to a few of you who I’m adding a few days later. WordPress seems to have updated and I’m only now receiving your notifications. Changes with WordPress always seems to mess up my comments and notifications. I hope that next week will go smoothly!

Those are my top 5 reasons I love reading! Books bring something different to everyone, so I can’t wait to see what your top 5 reasons are. Why do you love reading?

Until next time, happy reading!

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45 Comments Add yours

  1. Angelina says:

    I agree 100% on your reasons! This is such a great topic because I feel like everyone gets something different out of reading and it’s nice to see what other people love about reading!

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  2. Escape reality is probably nr 1 for me, and learning a definite number 2! I love reading..

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  3. I can wholeheartedly agree with all of your reasons!
    Here’s my post 🙂 https://thepunktheory.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/t5t-top-5-reasons-i-love-reading/

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  4. These are some awesome reasons 🙂

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  5. Your reasons are amazing! There’s so many people to meet and places to go in books😄

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  6. Tiffany G. says:

    I loved this topic so much! I don’t have wordpress so I’m not sure if the pingback will work.

    http://www.tiffanysbookblog.com/2019/01/top-five-tuesday-top-5-reasons-why-i.html

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    1. Just commenting with your link works perfect!! I’ll have you added to the list in a few minutes 🙂

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  7. Great reasons that I would totally list as well! Especially meeting new people through books is so great. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Well, the putting you to sleep bit is a bit iffy for me, but I agree with these!

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    1. 😂 I don’t fall asleep while reading. But I can fall asleep immediately which is something that feels impossible if I don’t read

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  9. Hey girl I am back with my top 5 Tuesday and here is mine for you

    https://wolflibby0914.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/top-5-tuesday-top-5-reasons-i-love-reading-january-15th/

    Hope that you enjoy this

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    1. Perfect! I’ll get you added ASAP

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  10. kyera says:

    Your reasons are perfect!

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  11. Reblogged this on Wonderwall and commented:
    1. It helps me go to sleep.
2. I learn about different places.
3. Get to see issues from different people’s perspective.
4. Books help relax sitting on beaches / by pools on sun by keeping you entertained and stop you being restless and wanting to move.
5. Love reading to children.


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  12. Alexandra says:

    Looks like we have almost the same reasons on our lists! 😉

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  13. Ha ha!! I love your last one. It definitely helps me relax and forget whatever real life stresses there are (and therefor make it way easier to fall asleep). Here’s my list: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/01/15/top-5-tuesday-reasons-i-love-reading/

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  14. I agree with your reasons – they’re close to mine, too! I loved #5, though, ha. I never thought about it, but that’s a really good point! Reading can help me sleep, too, but I always avoid it because I’m almost chronically unable to put down a book once I start it. Maybe I should invest in a book of short stories…

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  15. Colline says:

    This looks like a fun thing to join in!
    Your fifth reason makes me think of my mom who still to this day falls asleep reading.

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  16. hannawsreads says:

    100% agree with you! Books are just great in so many ways. Even tho it’s some fantasy book, you can learn so much from it still.

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  17. Totally know what you mean by putting you to sleep–sometimes it’s soothing! Lol

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  18. Oh… i love those reasons to read it was such a great an positive theme. 🙂

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  19. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I am a hermit too!!!!!! Give me my couch vs a night out and I am in heaven! We should couch read together Shanah LOL As usual my post …late http://bewareofthereader.com/midlife-crisis-and-deep-thinking-today-why-do-i-read-really-top-5-reasons-and-more/

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    1. Lol I’d be game for a night of couch reading 😂 getting you added in a few minutes

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  20. Priyasha says:

    I agree 200% with you 💗

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  21. Awesome list Shanah!! (I posted this week too! Did my pingback not work??) x

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    1. I don’t think it did!! I didn’t see it. I’ve been having an issue getting some ping backs lately. Some will show up and then they disappeared. Some haven’t shown up at all. Sorry! I’ll get you added!!

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  22. all of these reasons are perfection!!

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  23. Taylor says:

    I didn’t even think to add meeting people to this list. I have actually met some great people through books. I agree with all of your reasons! Great list!

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  24. I love and agree with all your reasons! I’ve even fallen asleep while reading before… but not intentionally though – doh!

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