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.
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:
- Read a great Stephen King book together
- Read it and watch it! Game of Thrones
- Save together, stay together! Finance books
- Everyone loves Sci Fi
What books will you indulge in with your sweetheart?
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