So You Want to Read More in 2019? Here's How to Do It.

Sarah Gelman on January 02, 2019


Sarah Gelman, PR Director for Books, is an avid reader who enjoyed a successful career in the publishing industry before coming to Amazon. She knows books very well, and she reads a lot. We asked her to share her tips for reading more in the New Year.

How to Read More in 2019

by Sarah Gelman

I’ll be honest – I’m one of those people who loves resolutions. One might even say I’m good at making resolutions, if you can count that as a life skill. And while I’m an average driver, have terrible penmanship, and dance like the middle-aged mom that I am, my one other talent is reading. So when I hear that someone’s resolution is to “read more this year,” I get pretty excited to help them.

As with any resolution, when you resolve to read more, you need to break it into actionable goals. You probably know that “lose weight” is not a good resolution. If you want to lose weight, your resolutions should be something like “don’t eat past 7 pm” or “drink 10 glasses of water a day” or “train for a half marathon.” It makes sense to approach “read more” the same way.

Happy 2019! May your year be filled with flossed teeth, less refined sugars, a moment of gratitude every day, and most importantly, lots of books.

--Sarah Gelman

Lists + Reviews

Best Books Literature + Fiction Nonfiction Kids + Young Adult Mystery, Thriller + Suspense Science Fiction + Fantasy Comics + Graphic Novels Romance Eating + Drinking


Interviews Guest Essays Celebrity Picks

News + Features

News Features Awards Podcast


Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review

Feeds Facebook Twitter YouTube