There is a day to celebrate everything these days. One of my favorites falls on September 6th: National Read a Book Day. There are a plethora of reasons why I love to read, even though I didn’t always enjoy it and I want to share ways to celebrate National Read A Book day!
5 Ways To Celebrate National Read A Book Day
Books hold a special magic that other storytelling entertainment does not. What makes reading a book so powerful is that, for most of them, you get to be imaginative while reading this story. It’s almost like it becomes your story too.
Whether you are reading a fiction book set in a completely different world, or you’re reading a personal development book and visualizing your best self, they all captivate your mind for the time you are reading.
While the obvious way to celebrate National Read A Book Day is to, well, read a book. There are other ways to spread the magic of reading to others, while also reading yourself. Here are five ways to consider celebrating on September 6th.
Start A Book Club
If you’ve always wanted to be in a book club, why not just start one? If you have a book in mind that you are excited about, see if your friends will read it with you. You can also post in different Facebook groups that you are in that relate to your area or the subject of the book.
If starting a book club seems too daunting, joining an existing book club is a great way to read more as well. If there isn’t a local book club you can join, take your search online.
Goodreads has a multitude of book club options. Join one and start reading. Since it is online, just remember to stay safe.
I have joined two book clubs this year. Not only has it helped me read more books, it’s helped me get out of my comfort zone with the genres I read.
Go To The Library
If you don’t have a library card, September 6th is the best time to go get one. While you’re there explore your community library and get to know how the books are organized.
This will help you feel more comfortable the next time you visit. Another plus about getting a library card is that you get access to borrow ebooks through apps like Libby and Overdrive.
Now you don’t even have to go to the library to borrow a book. You can do it right from your phone.
If you read a lot of books, a library card is a great option for you. You’ll be able to save money while reading as many books as you’d like.
Send A Book To A Friend
Spread the book love by sending a book to a friend. It can be a book that you’ve read and really loved, or a book that you know they have been wanting to read. You could even take it a step further by getting creative with it.
Are you planning a trip with your friend? Gift them a book that is set in that city or country. You could also do this for trips that you have already been on.
Start A Get One Give One Library In Your Community
This is my favorite idea from this list. It can impact so many people beyond yourself, and it doesn’t take a lot to start. In case you haven’t heard of these types of small libraries, let me tell you a little more about it.
These libraries are called Little Free Libraries. They are usually just a small bookshelf, although some can be bigger, set somewhere in a community. I’ve seen some in coffee shops, apartments, and even parks.
The idea is that you get a book as you donate one. Once you are done reading your new book return it and grab another. See how the cycle works? To learn more information about these Little Free Libraries, and see how you can create one yourself, check out this website.
Make A To Be Read List
If you don’t have one of these lists yet, September 6th would be the day to do it. If you do have a to-be-read list already, take that day to update your list. Add books you’ve recently found, or suggestions people have given to you, or remove books you aren’t interested in.
I love using Goodreads to track my books. It shows me what I’ve read, what I’m currently reading, and of course my to-be-read list. You can also set a reading goal for yourself at the beginning of the year. My 2021 reading goal is to read 15 books and I’m a little over half way through my goal.
You could say that I definitely need to step up my reading. If you are behind on your reading goal as well check out this post. I plan to spend a lot of time on National Read A Book Day catching up on my reading.
How will you be celebrating National Read A Book Day? Are you doing something on this list or do you have other plans? Let us know in the comments.