1. You will optimize1 your brain powerThis shouldn' as a shock， but studies suggest reading makes you smart. Unlike watching television， which requires no thought process， reading is an active learning experience that will keep your mind sharp .2. You will increase your odds2The more books you read， the more knowledge you will have， the more strategies and resources your brain will store，3. You will immerse yourself in a new worldSometimes our daily life can start to feel dull， dry or depressing -- I know it， you know it， we all know it. At times like this， I like to dive into a good fiction book for a much-needed escape into another world， about whatever problems are stressing me out. Whether you want to travel to the land of the Hobbits， a galaxy3 far away or a tropical destination in a steamy romance novel is up to you. You' back refreshed after your mini-vacation to a fresh and exciting place in the world of words.4. You will improve your vocabularyThe more words you'， at expressing your thoughts and feelings. I couldn't imagine how I would write articles like this if I didn't actively4 aim to expand my vocabulary， the same few words to express myself would get awfully5 boring in a hurry .5. You will have things to talk about at partiesReading more books will enable you to say the sentence， "Did you know ______?" more often， making it easier to start conversations with strangers .6. You will entertain yourself for a low priceIf you're looking for entertainment on a budget， you can't beat books. Thanks to the popularity of electronic reading devices like the Kindle6 and re-selling websites like eBay， it's never been easier to entertain yourself for hours at a time， for the low cost of a few dollars.7. You will discover surprising new ideas that are interesting and engagingReading introduced me to concepts like mindful eating， relaxation7 exercises， and the importance of loving yourself. If I didn't read， I wouldn't even be aware of these ideas， which have defined my entire coaching philosophy. If you don't read， you could be missing out on intriguing8 ideas that would likewise re- philosophy.8. You will eliminate boredom9 during down-timeHave you ever found yourself stuck in a waiting room， bored out of your mind， with nothing to read but gossip magazines? If so， you should know that it is wise to keep a book in your purse or car at all times， as you never know when you' take a few minutes to read a chapter during your blessing11 for most people' in life， as there is nothing "quick" or "easy" While it might be "easier" to watch a two-hour movie， it is far more beneficial to spend forty-eight hours reading a book. Opting12 over time， and life. an expert in your fieldDon't you think reading academic journals， articles， and books by experts in your field might make you better at what you do? If you can't be bothered to learn more about your profession， then your lack of passion could be a sign that you're in the wrong field.11. You will reduce stress and unwind into a good night's sleepExposing yourself to artificial light on your cellphone， TV or tablet reduces your body's production of melatonin， which can make it difficult to get a good night's sleep， if you do so late at night. You would be wise to cut off all electronics at least an hour before bed， and replace that with a good book， which is a much better sleep-friendly alternative.12. You will change your lifeI firmly believe that if it wasn't for books， I wouldn't have achieved an awful lot in my life; nor would I have the knowledge， imagination or creativity that I depend on as a writer， owner， and coach. I hope these reasons to read more books encourage you to unlock your potential with the power of reading.