With busy schedules and increasingly hectic lives, it can be hard to find time to crack open a book, sit down, and just read. In honor of National Book Lovers Day on August 9th, here are some fun and creative ways you can celebrate your love of books!
Listen To An Audiobook
Audiobooks are a fantastic hands-free way to grow your book love. Don’t be worried that listening to an audiobook is “cheating” or “doesn’t count”. It turns out that the benefits from physically reading a book and listening to a book are the same. Whether you are working out, doing laundry, commuting, or unwinding before bed, audiobooks are a great option for any busy book lover. Check out these audiobook sites to start listening!
Cook A Literary Inspired Treat
Books have the uncanny ability to make our mouths water with delicious-sounding food descriptions. This National Book Lovers Day make your favorite literary treats come to life with recipes from The Little Library Cafe. Looking to make some treats for the kiddos? Check out Food.com’s recipes inspired by children’s books.
Join or Start A Book Club
In our increasingly online world, book clubs are thriving. Virtual book clubs are an excellent way to catch up with friends on a regular basis and to stay safe. Ready to join an existing book club? Check out 9 online book clubs you can join today. Want to start a book club? Real Simple has a quick checklist to help get you started.
Re-Read An Old Favorite
Nothing beats an oldie but a goodie. Finding a new read can be intimidating sometimes; therefore, stick with what you know! Re-reading an old favorite will remind you of why you loved it in the first place and help you get all the awesome benefits of reading.
Spread The Book Love
The great thing about books is that they are meant to be shared! Books are a great way to foster social connection and to grow friendships. This National Book Lovers Day help others meet their new favorite book by adding to a neighborhood Little Free Library or sending a book to brighten a loved one’s day. If you are feeling crafty, try making your own neighborhood library! The Little Free Library Project is an awesome way to bring the community together by providing free books of all types for many ages.
Want to share your love of reading and keep your kids entertained while you’re working? Check out all the ways we can help in the Luv Your Life app!