National Read A Book Day

Books are an essential part of human existence, so National Read a Book Day holds such importance. This day reminds us to be nourished with book knowledge, helping strengthen our brains and reduce stress. Read below to learn more!

When is National Read a Book Day?

National Read a Book Day is celebrated on September 6 every year.

Read a Book Day.


Read through the frequently asked questions below for answers to queries that you might have.

How should I celebrate National Read a Book Day?

The best way to celebrate the day would be to visit the library or a local bookstore. There, you can pick a new book to read or go through an old one. You may also read to your children or help a writer with funds. Finally, you can raise awareness regarding the benefits of book reading through social media.

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What are some benefits of reading books?

Reading books entails an array of mental and physical benefits. For one, it improves brain activity and increases your vocabulary as well as comprehension. Reading also helps enhance empathy and aids in sleep readiness. It is also known to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and heart rate, fight depression, and prevent cognitive decline.

How much should I read a day?

Research suggests that reading around 45 minutes, or 30 pages a day, five days a week is sufficient for most people.

What books should I read first?

There are many great books out there. The best ones are considered The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, 1984 by George Orwell, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. You should also give Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling a try.

Is reading aloud better than silent reading?

Research suggests that reading aloud helps improve fluency and is also a more effective way of retaining information. Therefore, I would recommend reading aloud instead of silent reading.

Fun Facts

Reading is known to reduce stress by around 68 percent!

The longest word, the full name of titin, a protein, consists of 189,819 letters!

In the past, books were valued so much that people chain them to shelves to prevent theft.

The longest word ever printed, in Victor Hugo’s “Miserables,” consists of 832 words.

“Collection of Maritime Rules,” the tallest book ever, is 6.4 feet tall and three feet wide.

People who read regularly are more likely to engage in charity and volunteer work.

People who steal books are called biblioceptomanes, and the most famous one is Steven Bloomberg. He stole 23,000 rare books with a total value of $20 million.

The Holy Bible is the best-selling book ever, with over 5 billion copies sold. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung had around a billion sales, while 800 million copies of the Quran have been sold.

Every fifth adult in the world cannot read or write, as compared to every fourth teenager. Women make up two-thirds of these people!

Children with a home library of as little as 20 books receive three more years of education than those who don’t.

Reading just 20 minutes a day will allow you to read around 1,800,000 words.

Twelve publishers rejected Harry Potter, and then Bloomsbury accepted it. J.K. Rowling also changed her pen name for neutrality as the publisher believed this would boost sales.


Why are libraries the tallest buildings in the world?
Because they have so many stories!

Why can’t you go to the world’s biggest library?
It’s always overbooked.

What’s the best book for Halloween?
A Midsummer’s Night Scream!

What’s the best book to read while eating breakfast?
Much Ado About Muffin!

Have you read the book about hands?
It’s a real page-turner.

Why does a ghost need so many books?
Because it goes through them so quickly!

Why did the Roman stop reading for the night?
To give his Bucharest.

What is a vampire’s favorite book?
Wuthering Bites!

Why can’t librarians finish mystery books?
They keep reading between the lines.

What book did the librarian take out for her cat?
The Prince and the Paw-purr.

When is a blue book not blue?
When it’s read!

What do you do if your dog starts eating a book?
You take the words right out of his mouth!

What is a bee’s favorite book?
The Great Gats-bee!

What do you call 2000 mockingbirds?
Two-kilo mockingbird.

Why are books so afraid of their sequels?
Because they always come after them!

Why did the kid always sit in his wardrobe when reading a book?
Narnia business!

What do planets like to read?
Comet books!

One-Liners and Puns

  • You’re nothing but a Wilde thing.
  • I’m reading a book about anti-gravity, and it’s impossible to put down.
  • Reading is a novel idea.
  • Readers do it by the book.
  • I can’t go out tonight. I’m booked.
  • That book about Mt. Everest had quite a cliffhanger.
  • I started reading a book about mazes – I got lost in it.
  • I cannot wait to start reading my new book this weekend. It is going to be LITerary.
  • A little boy was so full of energy that even when he read a book, it was a hypertext.
  • I’m reading a book about black holes by Stephen Hawking. It really draws you in.
  • The high school music teacher was quite controversial. He told his students to read band books.
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Great Quotes About Reading

Today a reader; tomorrow, a leader.
Margaret Fuller

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
George R.R. Martin

A word after a word after a word is power.
Margaret Atwood

Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.
Jim Rohn

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.

If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.
J.K. Rowling

She read books as one would breathe air to fill up and live.
Annie Dillard

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.
Mary Schmich

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.
Kate DiCamillo

Books are uniquely portable magic.
Stephen King

Ready Sayings

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.
Diane Duane

Reading is an exercise in empathy, an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.
Malorie Blackman

Reading brings us unknown friends.
Honoré de Balzac

Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
Mark Haddon

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
Mason Cooley

A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.
Abraham Lincoln

Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities.
Ben Okri

Captions for Instagram

A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.

Keep reading!

Reading is departure and arrival.

Books are food for the brain!

It’s not hoarding if it’s a book.

Drink tea; read books; be happy!

You had me at books.

Certified book fanatic.

Book hangover.

I’m a bookaholic.

Happiness is a juicy read!

It’s a good day to read a book.

When in doubt, go to the library.

So many books, so little time!

Pure indulgence!

Forget flowers; give me books.

Don’t bother me; I’m reading.






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