I Haven’t Given Up On You

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Joseph Addison, English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician.

If you’re still not a reader, I haven’t given up on you. Studies show reading books improves cognitive function, working memory, and the ability to detect and understand other people’s emotions. If you think you don’t have time to read, consider how much time you spend watching television, playing computer games, scrolling through social media, or checking email. If you spend a lot of time traveling, try audiobooks. 

Here are a few suggestions for you—try it; you’ll like it!

  •  Favorite author—Pulitzer Prizer winner, Willa Cather – stories from the prairie
  • Audio book “candy” – Janet Evanovitch series, Calypso by Sidaris
  •  Currently listening to – The President Is Missing
  • Current Kindle book – The Good Thief, (just finished The Coffee Trader)
  • Just finished paperback – News of the World
  • Non-fiction – From Silk to Silicon, On Writing by Stephen King, A Mother Loss Workbook

Affirmation: Reading is life-changing.

Coaching questions: If you’re not a reader, what ’s keeping you away? Consider what you might be missing. If you are a reader, keep a journal of all the books you read, share books with friends and family, let others know about your passion for reading.