How to Maintain Your #ReadingLife This Fall

Fall is our favorite season, but even we can admit that it is BUSY!

It becomes a lot harder to keep up with that stack of books you want to read when when you’re trying to get great grades, take on extracurricular activities, and maintain a social life. But, dear readers, fear not—we’ve got some tips and tricks on how to maintain your #ReadingLife this season so that your TBR pile doesn’t suffer.

1. Start a book club with your best friends.

You and your friends already obsess about books all the time, so why not make an extracurricular activity out of it? It’s a great way to have a reading group and stay on top of your ever-growing to-read pile.

2. Sneak your e-Reader in whenever you can.

Your school may be strict about phones and laptops, but during lunch, during those particularly boring assemblies, and on the bus to and from school (or even while you’re getting carpooled), there are always little pockets of time to jump-start your #ReadingLife. You’re already lugging around a ton of textbooks, so why not try an e-reader?

3. Treat yourself to one chapter for every homework assignment you complete.

That way, you’ll feel productive and give yourself an excuse to keep reading without feeling like you’re wasting time. You might even find yourself flying through your homework just to get to the next page!

4. Keep at least three to-read books in your locker or book bag at all times.

This way you’ll have plenty of options to choose from if you catch a spare moment.

5. Spend a few lunches in the library.

When you’re in classes all day, it can be hard to find a quiet moment alone to recharge. Lunch is a great time to take a break and read your book in peace. It’s tempting to spend every lunch period goofing off with your friends, but try picking at least one day a week where you get to just sit, read, and relax. Better yet, convince your friends to have a quiet reading lunch with you!

6. Ask your English teacher for reading recs.

Most English teachers have studied literature and writing extensively, and some are even writers and authors themselves. While they usually have to stick to a strict curriculum during the school year, they’re going to know some of the best material outside of assigned reading. You might be surprised at how much you have in common! Plus, forming a solid relationship with your English teacher and showing them how much you love to read is a great way to start prepping for when you’ll need those recommendation letters for college.

 

 

Need ideas for your TBR pile? Here’s what we’re recommending this month:

Fallen

Fallen

By Lauren Kate

The first book in the worldwide bestselling FALLEN series is now a motion picture -- currently available for streaming and releasing in theaters September 8th, 2017!

#1 New York Times bestseller 
USA Today bestseller
One of NPR.com's 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels
More than 3 million series copies in print!


Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen by Lauren K...

Satellite

Satellite

By Nick Lake

A teenage boy born in space makes his first trip to Earth in this engrossing sci-fi adventure for fans of The Martian from award-winning author Nick Lake.
 
He’s going to a place he’s never been before: home.
 
Moon 2 is a space station that orbits approximately 250 miles above Earth. It travels 17,500 miles an hour, making one full orbit every ninety minutes. It’s also the o...

The Breathless

The Breathless

By Tara Goedjen

For fans of the dark family secrets of We Were Liars and the page-turning suspense of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Breathless is a haunting tale of deeply buried secrets, forbidden love, and how far some will go to bring back what’s long dead.
 
    No one knows what really happened on the beach where Roxanne Cole’s body was found, but her boyfriend, Cage, took off that night and ha...

Haunting the Deep

Haunting the Deep

By Adriana Mather

The Titanic meets the delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of Mean Girls in this follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Hang a Witch, in which a contemporary teen finds herself a passenger on the famous “ship of dreams”—a story made all the more fascinating because the author’s own relatives survived the doomed voyage.
 
Samantha Mather knew her ...

Genuine Fraud

Genuine Fraud

By E. Lockhart

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! LENA DUNHAM AND JENNI KONNER OF GIRLS TO PRODUCE MOVIE!

From the author of We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes a unique novel that showcases E. Lockhart’s unmatched ability to play with style and deliver a perfectly plotted, well-written novel with a surprise twist.


Be among the first to ...

Nyxia

Nyxia

By Scott Reintgen

“A high-octane thriller . . . Nyxia grabs you from the first line and never lets go.” —Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Warcross

Every life has a price in this sci-fi thriller—the first in a trilogy—that has the nonstop action of The Maze Runner and the high-stakes space setting of Illuminae
 
What w...