Top Ten Tuesday – My Favorite Places to Read


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is My Favorite Places to Read.  I feel like I’ve done this topic before but couldn’t find a post anywhere.  Maybe I just like to think about all of the places I like to read a lot.  Anyway, whatever the reason, I’m doing the topic as is and sharing my favorite reading spots.

My Favorite Places to Read


1. Library/Home Office – This is my favorite room in my house.  It has lots of natural light and a big comfy chair, perfect for reading.  This is my absolute favorite spot to read in.

2.  Bed – I have trouble sleeping at night so I always look to a book to help me relax, wind down, and fall asleep.  Apparently I’m all about being cozy because I love to pile on the blankets, a big fluffy comforter, and lots of pillows when I read in bed.

3.  Lunch – I don’t really have a specific location tied to this one, but wherever I sit down to eat lunch, especially during the work week, I love to have a book with me.  Having that time to read in the middle of the day is just as important to me as stopping to actually eat.

4.  Public Transportation – Whether it’s a plane, train, subway, or even just riding in the car (or even driving if I have an audiobook), reading is my favorite way to pass this otherwise dead time.

5. Waiting Rooms – Same as above honestly. It’s a great way to pass the time while you’re stuck somewhere, and it also helps if I’m feeling anxious about whoever I’m meeting with.

6. Beach or Pool – I actually get bored and want to leave if I go to the beach or pool and don’t have anything to read.

7.  Outside on my Deck – Certain times of the year are better than others for this, but when the weather is comfortable, I love to sit outside on the deck and read.  I live in a really quiet neighborhood so it’s very peaceful and relaxing, with just the sounds of birds chirping in the background.

8.  Kitchen – This probably sounds like a weird choice, but the kitchen has become one of the main places where I listen to audiobooks.  I love to listen to them while I’m cooking, cleaning, doing dishes, etc.

9. Laundry Room – Along similar lines, I listen to a lot of audiobooks while doing chores related to laundry – sorting, folding, ironing, etc.  It’s such a lovely way to make a tedious chore so much more enjoyable.

10. Vacation – Lastly, wherever I happen to be traveling on vacation is automatically a favorite place to read.  The exact location doesn’t matter because for me, half of the point of vacation is so that I can read more, lol.

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Question:  Where do you like to read?

39 replies
    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Exactly! And I wasn’t the biggest fan of eating with my coworkers since all we did was talk about work. Reading was my escape from work for an hour.

  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    No 6 speaks to me Suzanne. I find the beach especially to be incredibly boring and a good book is the only way I can get through it. I love audiobooks for all the places you can read, but especially when I am working out. So I forgot I am working out lol

  2. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    Pre-pandemic I spent way too much time on public transportation not to take the opportunity to read. That’s the bulk of my reading during the work week. I only really read in my chair at home, but outside of my home, anything is game – except the car. I get motion sickness.
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  3. Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! says:

    A great list! This year I’ve been listening to more audiobooks, it helps pass the time while doing mundane things like cooking. Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking, but sometimes I don’t need to focus on what I’m doing.

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I agree with you, especially if I’m cooking something that I know the recipe well enough that I’m pretty much on autopilot anyway.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I hope you’ll be able to get your office soon. I really love having my own special place to keep my books and to read, of course. 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      They really are! I still have certain chores that I hate, but having an audiobook to listen to definitely makes the chores less tedious.

  4. Patrick
    Patrick says:

    These are great. We have plenty in common. Not commuting to work and getting to read on the way or listen to audiobooks is something I miss terribly now, post-Covid, I mostly work from home. For some reason, I can never really settle into an audiobook unless I’m out of the house. When I’m doing chores or working in the kitchen, I mostly listen to podcasts.
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