Book Club For Two! How To Read With Your Sweetheart

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.


Source: Mic

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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