For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved books. I don’t exactly remember when the love affair started, but the keys to other worlds via someone else’s words were unlocked for me in first grade. I devoured books faster than my parents could keep up with me. I won a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut several times a year through their Book It program (even though I never needed the motivation). Affiliate links present in this post. 

I’m an overwhelmed mom with a lot on my plate. My free time is limited, but I still make reading a priority.

While I had a hard time connecting with the the author, I loved this quote from Spinster.

I’ve always known that a book will find you when you need it to be found.

Busy Mom Guide: How To Make More Time For Reading

Hey Moms! Love to read but short on time? 10 tips to find more time to read.

  1.  Listen to audio books. Audible is a great place to get audio books. Want a free trial? 
  2. Take advantage of your library. Looking for books for yourself with kids in tow is hard. BUT, most libraries have online reservation systems. This will be your best friend, mama!
  3. Keep a running book recommendation list. Ask your friends what they love reading and write those titles down! I keep my list in the back of my planner.
  4. Snatch up books when they go on sale and stash them away for later! My Kindle app has a ton of books waiting for me. I get most of them for under $5.00.
  5. Use Whispersync to toggle between your audio book and your kindle version. Details on how to here at Modern Mrs. Darcy. 
  6. Keep a book with you. Pull it out instead of your phone when you have a few spare minutes!
  7. Make reading a habit by reading before bed!
  8. Join a book club (like From Left to Write).
  9. Read what you love instead of what you think you “should” like.
  10. Use it as motivation! I love to read, so I use it as my “carrot” to get things crossed off my to do list!