Creating a Nook to Inspire Reading

Getting cosy with books…

Trisha Dunbar (She/Her)
2 min readSep 5, 2023
Photo by Sarah Brown on Unsplash

To become smart you need to read just ten books, but to find those ten, you need to read thousands.” unknown

Life is busy, chaotic and these are difficult times we live in.

A free afternoon without any responsibilities or even just a spare 5 minutes seems luxurious.

Pick up a book is the easy part, reading it is the difficult part. But what if we dedicate a little space in our home to reading. That way it can become more of a priority to us.

An inviting way to encourage us to pick up a book and relax. Start with the intention of reading for just 5 minutes a day and see what happens.

What is a reading nook?

Growing up I had a little reading nook under the stairs. The walls were full of books. I would spend hours looking through the books. Although at the time I wasn’t really able to read them very well — I have dyslexia.

A reading nook is a dedicated small and cosy space for our books. A soft chair or large cushion, some blankets and a bookcase is all that is required.

Throw in some houseplants for good measure. The important thing is that you create a soothing space that will make you feel calm, relaxed and snuggled.



Trisha Dunbar (She/Her)

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