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Book Club For Two! How To Read With Your Sweetheart

In Book Lovers, Human Interest, Reading, Relationships, Romance by Sarah Anderson0 Comments

Remember when you were first learning to read? You probably weren’t alone. 

Sharing a story with someone can create bonds. There’s a reason why storytelling podcasts and audio books are massive industries!

Sometimes reading is just better with the ones you love. It’s especially liberating for a bookish introvert to share that part of themselves with someone else. That’s exactly what I did.

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I was in a long distance relationship for almost a year. To keep in touch beyond  video chatting, I wanted something else to bring me closer to my boyfriend. I asked him to read a book with me. 

We each made list books that we were interested in and that we thought the other wouldn’t hate. There was no way I could keep interested in a book about pirates of course and he would not care to read my memoirs about women finding themselves through their travels and relationships. Ultimately, we settled on reading a Sci-Fi novel together.

I was so excited to start reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami because I knew that a world away my boyfriend would be sharing the same story as me.

When you share a book like this:

  • you feel closer to the person
  • you have created a private book club for two
  • and if you’re a lazy reader, you’re motivated to read because of the person you’re sharing the story with

Having trouble choosing a book?

Here are a few suggestions:

What books will you indulge in with your sweetheart?

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