I run the book club for Remotive, a networking space for remote workers (including folks seeking remote work). It’s not your average book club. We don’t pick a book to read together. Instead we meet once a month to discuss whatever we’re each reading individually and swap reading recommendations.
The group includes folks from all over the world. In addition to our monthly meetings, I post a discussion question in our Slack channel. I recently asked the following question to my book club:
Question: What is your favorite time of day for reading?
Below was our discussion (and I’d love to continue the conversation with you in the comments section!):
Members names and images have been removed for privacy.
At night, after dinner time. It’s a good time to disconnect, have some quiet before going to bed
I like reading after lunch
I second [the first person’s] opinion. I’m a before bed reader since it helps me unwind for the night
Usually, I read before bed as well. BUT, if the book is too intense, from time to time I might have some crazy dreams or can’t fall asleep thinking about an idea from it, and in cases like that I read that book during the day, if possible
For entertainment: at night, when in bed. For information: throughout the day
Business books early in the morning before work. And science fictions books before sleep at night.
I read during lunch and before bed. Also, after dinner if I have time.
As for me, I aim to read 10 pages per day of a non-fiction book, which I try to read first thing in the morning (after the kids leave for school when the house is quiet and I’m not as likely to get interrupted/distracted yet). I also try to read one chapter of a fiction book at night in bed before I go to sleep.
DISCUSSION: So, what about you? What time of day (or night) do you prefer to read?