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Get Caught Reading Month

May 24, 2022

Get Caught Reading Month

There’s a national holiday for everything these days - National Eat Pie Day, National Talk Like a Pirate Day, National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. You get the point, but National Get Caught Reading Month is something we can (and do!) get behind, appreciate, and celebrate.

By now, you know that we love reading. We love finding new authors. We love finding new favorite stories. And we love the feeling of a book in our hands. But, we also love the benefits of reading, which is a large part of why Get Caught Reading Month is celebrated. The month was created to bring awareness to the advantages of reading and what it can do for your mind, body, and health. 

Reading has many benefits, but we’ll list a few of our favorites that positively impact anyone who participates.

  • Reduces stress. Reading for just 20 minutes per day can reduce stress by almost 70%.

  • Increased brain functioning. The more your brain works, the healthier it becomes. Much like exercising your body, exercising your brain helps to condition it better and allows for better memory, analytical thinking, and empathy.

  • Higher levels of vocabulary. This is for adults and children alike. The more words you come across, the more you will learn. Reading is one of the best ways to increase your vocabulary and improve your verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Helps you fall asleep. It’s been proven that blue lights from phones, tablets, and TVs adversely affect your ability to fall asleep. So instead of scrolling through your phone at night, swap it out for a book. Reading for 20 - 30 minutes each night will help your mind to shut off, allow you to relax, and will promote faster and better sleep patterns. 

  • Your creativity levels flourish. One book, chapter, or sentence can spark new ideas. Whether you’re brought back to a way to fix something at work, better your relationships, or start a novel of your own, reading the right words at the right time can help your creativity blossom. 

There you have it, our five favorite reasons to get caught reading this month (and every month). Encourage them to read aloud to you or listen along as you read to them if you have children. The same goes for the elderly. If you care for your parents or grandparents, encourage them to pick up a new book even if you don't. They will be able to reap the benefits reading provides, all while finding their new favorite hobby. 

Sign up for our services if you need new materials to help this hobby continue. All you have to do is select your favorite genre, and our expert curators will hand-select two books to send you each month. We also offer subscriptions for children because we know that good habits formed at an early age can stick with them for life. So we hope that you get caught reading all month long.