Because it’s good for your health.
That’s the key message in Read ‘Em & Reap: 6 Science-Backed Ways Reading Puts You on the Road to Achieving More and Living Longer by Tom Collins. [Disclaimer: I was fortunate to review an early draft of the book.]
Collins draws on research from neurology, psychology, cognition, education, and other fields of science to affirm reading’s benefits that positively impact both physical and mental health. Chapter titles include:
- Reading Reduces Stress
- Helps You Sleep
- Improves Your Decision-Making Capacity
- Makes You a Better Leader
A quick and enjoyable read, this powerful little book offers insight on “deep reading” to find answers and/or explore problems to generate meaning. Its readers will also find an interesting discussion in the print vs. digital debate.
Why I recommend Read ‘Em & Reap
If you’re a hesitant reader, you’ll get the encouragement you need to read more with help on how to develop a proactive reading plan.
If you’re an avid reader, you’ll appreciate the book’s “tips on adding more reading to your life.”
I enjoyed this book because it affirms the benefits of reading on so many levels. I read nonfiction for work to learn more, and I read fiction for pleasure to escape. Now I’m encouraged to go beyond reading just for work and play. Read ‘Em & Reap was the jump-start I needed to expand my reading even more.