Let’s Talk Bookish: Why don’t people read?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Today’s topic is Why don’t people read?


What do you think puts people off reading?

The concept of not liking reading is rather incomprehensible to me, but I think the biggest factors in people not reading is either a lack of time, not being able to find a book that holds their attention, or maybe they just haven’t found that right book that would really draw them into reading.

If you had to recommend a book to someone that you think would turn them into a reader, what would it be?

It’s hard to pick one specific book, because the book that would turn someone into a reader is vastly different for each person. It would depend on what their tastes are like, perhaps what kind of movies they enjoy which would be a good starting point to choose a genre. For some people, it may not even be the genre that matters but the format – they may find audiobooks to be more engaging, for example.

Have you every been a non-reader and then been converted?

I’ve always been a reader, but I’ve certainly been converted to some genres I would have never considered picking up 5 or 10 years ago, like science fiction and even the rare contemporary novel.


Why do you think people don’t read? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: Why don’t people read?

  1. adoramichaels December 26, 2021 / 10:31 am

    I had to stop reading for a period of time after I had children. I started reading kindle around then, since I could not take a book with me everywhere I went like I used to without the child ruining it or not having hands for it, but I don’t love e-books as much. It was very hard always having a baby to care for instead and then needing sleep when I had time. But now I am done having children and my youngest is three years old! So I am able to take my books everywhere again!

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