Today is National Read a Book Day, a very special day to encourage everyone to take a break and relax with a good book. With the goal of promoting a love of reading, the aim is not to complete an entire novel but instead to simply find joy in reading. The power of reading does not just help relieve stress, but the benefits are numerous – from boosting vocabulary and improving concentration, to enhancing critical thinking skills.

There are so many ways to participate, from reading a book at home or the library, to listening to an audiobook (that still counts!). Plus, show your support on social media by using the hashtags #NationalReadABookDay and #ReadABookDay. So, grab a book and get reading today!