100 Reasons Why Reading is Important!

Reading is important because

  1. Best Way of Relaxation. 
  2. It makes you smarter.
  3. It develops the mind.
  4. It helps young kids learn language skills.
  5. It is how we discover new things.
  6. Reading develops imagination.
  7. Reading develops the creative side of people.
  8. It helps in developing a good self image.
  9. Reading expands vocabulary.
  10. It is important to development.
  11. Reading helps to know other people's perspective.
  12. Enhances social's skills.
  13. Enriches oneself in all aspects.
  14. Reading results in fruitful usage of time.
  15. Reading takes us to a new world where we forget our sorrows and fears.
  16. It helps us get rid of anxieties.
  17. Reading helps us from boredom and monotony.
  18. Reading before going to bed  helps a child feel secure and comfortable during sleep.
  19. Youngsters emulate the behaviors of their favorite story heroes.
  20. Reading helps shape a person's character.
  21. Reading helps shape a person's life.
  22. Emotions can be best understood through other people's stories.
  23. Reading can provide plenty of fun for children.
  24. Reading gives us power and understanding.
  25. Reading different varieties of books gives us solutions for our daily-life problems.
  26. It creates awareness.
  27. It encourages to be a thinker.
  28. Reading gives us various topics to be the center of attraction in gatherings.
  29. Reading at least 20 minutes a day means you read 4800 minutes in one year! Imagine how many books you would have read in 4800 minutes which is 80 hours. And 20 minutes a day is just 1.38th part of a day!
  30. Reading is the companions for life.
  31. Reading inspires you to do great things in life
  32. A fondness for reading changes the inevitable dull  hours of our life into exquisite hours of delight - Charles de Montesquieu.
  33. Life transforming ideas have always come to me through books-Oliver Wendall Holmes
  34. Reading is not to contradict or confute, or to believe and take for granted, but to weigh and consider. Take the good from reading. --Source from a proverb by Francis Bacon.
  35. Reading helps increase attention span.
  36. Reading regularly keeps the brain young and healthy.
  37. It lets us explore those that we cannot physically see. Example: Space, Far-off cities and continents.
  38. Reading allows children to do role play.
  39. Reading gets one out of depression.
  40. It lets you gain knowledge without having to ask or find someone.
  41. It lets you continue to keep motivated and not loose track.
  42. Reading gives you an edge over someone who does not read as much.
  43. In the least, read a newspaper. It is one continuous form of fiction.
  44. Reading good books helps you move toward your dream. Example: Alchemist, The Man Who Sold his Ferrari etc
  45. A Novel points out that the world consists entirely of exceptions.
  46. Books open your mind.
  47. Books strengthen your mind.
  48. Reading excites the reader to self-activity.-Thomas Carlyle.
  49. Voracious reading makes you an all-rounder.
  50. Reading creates and strengthens synapses in the brain.
  51. Reading regularly helps you learn to pick the correct information.
  52. Reading relieves stress.
  53. Routine reading expands our mind tremendously.
  54. Reading keeps the mind cool.
  55. It helps you be fresh through the day.
  56. Regular habit of reading keeps you and your mind occupied even in old age.
  57. Reading makes us self-assured.
  58. It makes you keep focused for long periods.
  59. Improves concentration.
  60. It also improves memory.
  61. It improves the discipline.
  62. Reading is inexpensive entertainment.
  63. Discover surprises.
  64. Reading lets you learn from the experience and knowledge of the authors.
  65. Reading lets you weigh things from a different perspective.
  66. One gets to experience the story by reading it.
  67. Reading emphasizes hierarchical thinking.
  68. Reading to your child encourages conversations.
  69. Reading encourages questions.
  70. It makes you a good person.
  71. When reading, the imagination has no visual limits.
  72. Reading non-fiction helps you read and understand the other important things of life - insurance policies, contracts etc.
  73. Reading on every day topics helps you learn the advantages and disadvantages of the topics and lets you make an informed decision.
  74. Reading to your child solidifies the bond.
  75. Reading lets you take an immediate break from the daily grind. Does not need any planning.
  76. Reading helps overcome social  anxiety. Books and the topics provide an instant ice-breaker.
  77. Reading takes you on a wondrous journey.
  78. It opens new possibilities.
  79. Reading nourishes your soul.
  80. Regular reading keeps you steady even during trouble time.
  81. Enjoyable reading is a deeply satisfying pursuit.
  82. Reading is exercising the mind. Otherwise the mind gets dumb.
  83. It challenges your core beliefs.
  84. Reading on varied topics gives you a bigger perspective of the world.
  85. Reading improves the grammar and sentence making skills.
  86. It helps increase fluency in communication.
  87. Reading helps shape your child's character.
  88. Reading aloud to your baby is an important form of stimulation.
  89. Reading aloud to the babies increases their listening skills.
  90. It allows the child to look, touch, feel and ask questions.
  91. Reading increases your literacy levels.
  92. Improved deduction skills.
  93. It also improves writing skills.
  94. One can learn from characters in a story and learn to apply in our daily lives.
  95. Reading rejuvenates your mind.
  96. It helps you to think from a different angle. 
  97. Reading books exercises your creativity.
  98. Reading motivates you.
  99. Reading may prevent old age memory loss.
  100. Reading is the best hobby one can have with at least 100 advantages.
    So, guys and  gals!
    Read More!
    Read Even More!
    Source: Personal experience, inputs from various people and uncountable articles from the web. 


      1. I love this list! Too often we forget the power that the ability to read affords us. Well done!

      2. When you read a book, you are having a conversation with the author. You are trying to read his thoughts.
        There is one url which tells how to read a book http://pne.people.si.umich.edu/PDF/howtoread.pdf

        -- Saradhi

      3. An incredibly compiled list, though some points were repetitive!(like point 1 and point 52) :P

        "When reading, the imagination has no visual limits." How true! One's imagination while reading is what makes it interesting. An adaptation of a book into a film is just one person's imagination of how the story would be.(the director's)
        "In the least, read a newspaper. It is one continuous form of fiction." Newspaper is fiction? They are supposed to be factual right? Yes, these days they are fictional. :D
        "Reading nourishes your soul." Don't you think we overuse the word 'soul' sometimes? Philosphically, soul has a deep and abstract meaning.
        "Improves concentration" "Reading expands vocabulary." Can't be truer!

        Kudos to EveningHour!

      4. The reasons motivate me to read.The reasons are excellent.Reading is important for everyone.Thanks for sharing

      5. One of my hobbies is reading.truly agree with above reasons. Thanks for sharing..


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