Why Read Fiction?

Reading, Bookworm, Man, Books, Learning, LiteratureDifferent readers have different reasons for reading. Some people cannot go a day without reading. Others only read because their teacher assigned it for class.

After reading through studies, articles, and ideas about reading fiction, I’ve put together a quick list of reasons to read fiction:


1. Fictions expands creativity

2. Fiction influences empathy

3. Reading makes you a better writer

4. Fiction shows us different cultures and values

5. Reading reduces stress

6. Reading helps you sleep

7. Reading fiction improves relationships

8. Reading improves memory


For more details, you can check out a few of my sources:

“Five Reasons to Read Fiction”

“The Importance of Reading Fiction”

“The Surprising Power of Reading Fiction”

View at Medium.com

One thought on “Why Read Fiction?

  1. I didn’t know that reading fiction can help us improve our relationships. My son is celebrating his 10th birthday in a month and I am thinking of buying him a book. I will be looking for fiction because he loves it and perhaps something involving superheroes will be a delight for him.

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