Top 5 Places to Read a Good Book

Welcome back for another post πŸ™‚

I love to read a good book- but I also love to find great places to read that book! There are so many places to read- in a coffee shop, your library, or even in the local bookshop. Wherever you like to read, check out my suggestions and let me know where you like to enjoy a good book.

Below is a list of my 5 favourite places to read a good book

The library

One of the best places to read a good book is a library. The value of libraries can never be over-stated and I would certainly say that a library is a nice, quiet, warm place to enjoy a good book, away from the noise and distraction of the outside world.

For me, stepping into a library is like stepping into a haven- absolute quiet and the chance to enjoy one of the many books on the shelves, or just read a book you’ve brought along with you.

The fact that you can read in a place that is surrounded with books on every side of you seems like a heavenly idea to me.

The park

I love to get outside and do some reading and I think one of the best places to read a good book in the summer is on the freshly cut grass, or leaning up against a tree. I love being able to smell all the spring and summer scents in the park while reading, taking in the natural world as I read my book.

The surroundings are so important when you’re reading a good book, whether that is while smelling the scent of old books or the scent of the flowers around you.

The river

I love reading by the river. In the woods near to where I live, there is a small, beautiful lake, and the bench in front of it is one of my favourite places to read. I’m not saying everyone can come and sit on this bench, or that everyone can have a specific place like that, but sitting by the river is such a calming place.

While reading by the river I have peace, and there are no distractions!

Under a duvet

This might sound a bit Harry Potter, but I mean more on your bed, snuggled up in a blanket or duvet to stay warm and cosy. Add a drink of tea and a piece of cake and you’ve got a perfect reading experience there!

For me, there’s nothing better than waking up late in the morning, reading a novel while staying cosy under the bed covers and scoffing some sort of breakfast.

I don’t actually do that as much anymore, as I’m always feeling as though I should get up and do some school work- but I do this as much as I can and I recommend it!

The beach

I love the beach, and reading on the sand or even right next to the sea is enough to keep me calm and happy. While reading on a beach you can soak in all the great beach sounds and smells, and you can enjoy the English sunshine once in a while!

I love to read a good book with my face turned to the sun, listening to the gentle lull of the waves and the cry of the seagulls- and smelling the salty sea air.

When me and my family go on holiday to the North Yorkshire coast, I sometimes go out later at night and sit up on the pier above the waves. While I read I can hear the waves crashing and falling below me, which always feels magical somehow and definitely enhances any book I’m reading, especially if it’s a Gothic mystery.

Where are your favourite places to read a good book? Do you enjoy reading different books in different places to create the perfect reading experience? What do you think of my top 5 places to read a good book?

This is the idea the milk and honey blog is based on, and the idea of creating the perfect reading experience is such a cute idea πŸ™‚

Happy reading x

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