I love this week’s TTT topic! I cannot believe that I have been blogging for over four years and I have never shared my favourite places to read. Like many readers, I will read anywhere and everywhere, but these are my favourite places. I tried to include my own photos where I could, so you could see some of my favourite places!
If I had to choose my ultimate favourite place to read, it would hands down be in a bubble bath. I am one of those people who ends the day with a bath- it is so relaxing and is where I get my best reading done.
I have a feeling that this will be on everyone’s list today! I love reading a few pages in bed before falling asleep, but my new favourite thing is waking up early and reading in bed before doing anything else. Well… I get a coffee first, of course!
On the Beach
I am so lucky to be spending time near the beach right now and it is a dream. The beach is my happy place, and I love people watching and reading at the same time. The sound of waves makes for the perfect background noise when reading!
Sitting in a Muskoka Chair
My family’s cottage is located along a river, and I always look forward to being able to sit out there on a Muskoka chair, or Adirondack chair if you aren’t Canadian. There is nothing like reading with the boats going by!
Sitting at the Kitchen Island
I usually eat breakfast at the kitchen island and will either read a book physically while I do so or will listen to an audiobook.
On the Deck
I spend a lot of time reading on the deck in the summer and into the fall. I especially love it when it rains because it is a covered, so I can read out there while listening to the rain without getting me or my book wet!
By the Pool
While I prefer the beach, I also enjoy reading poolside!
On a Walk
Of course, I don’t physically read when on a walk, but I do listen to audiobooks, with only own earbud though- for safety! I LOVE listening to thrillers while on a walk… I don’t know what that says about me!
In the Car
I really wish I were one of those people who, as a passenger, could read in the car, but I get SO carsick. I always have! Thank goodness for audiobooks!
Lying on the Couch
It is funny because I don’t actually read on the couch very often! If I am on the couch, I am probably watching TV. I do every once in awhile though!
Where is your favourite place to read? I would love to know!
67 thoughts on “My Favourite Places to Read”
I love reading while having breakfast too, but and in bed. But I guess just about everyone reads in bed.
I’ve never tried reading in a bath, but I just might try it. Seems nice.
I think we all read in bed. It’s the best! Reading in the tub is awesome and I used to worry about getting my books wet but I never have!
I know right.😁
I’d give it a shot.🙂
My favorite is reading on the sofa. I’ve tried reading in the library and coffee shops, but I get too distracted by others around me and that makes it difficult for me to be transported into the book’s world 🌞
I’m the same with coffee shops! I think I feel like I’m taking up a seat or something and just can’t get into the story!
I love reading outdoors, especially by the beach (when possible). I also get sick if I try to read in the car, so that’s a big no-no for me.
I also did the TTT post this week, here’s the link if you’d like to check it out: https://readershightea.wordpress.com/2021/08/17/places-to-read-top-ten-tuesday/
I am always so envious of people who can read in the car!
I’ve seen a surprising number of people who listed reading in cars and I’m defo jealous! If I didn’t get car sick after like 5 minutes I could read so much more all the time 😂 Audiobooks are the best though!
I’m so envious of anyone that can read in the car!
Love your choices! I’m with you on the car sickness when reading in the car 😬
It’s the worst!! It would be prime reading time too!
I love Muskoka chairs! Great answer.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-favourite-places-to-read-2
They are so comfy!
Omg bath and pool! I would for sure drop my book (or possibly ereader) in the water 😭
Hahah I used to when I was young but I’ve been doing it for years!
We love reading on the deck too! We wish we were reading on the beach right now.
Two of the best places to read!
Definitely, I just travelled 12 hours back from Scotland and feel that was precious reading time wasted 😩
Every single morning I read on the stools by our kitchen.
I do most days as well! Even if it’s just a couple pages.
So fun to see your IRL reading locations! Right now I’m reading in my backyard porch swing overlooking the pool!
Ohh I love that!!
I love couch, bed, or any place with beautiful view.
Great run-down 😊 the only one I can’t really do is read in the bath. I’ve tried, but it’s too hot/steamy and I just want to close my eyes or listen to something playing in the background. Trains and planes are also perfect reading places 📚
On a walk is a good one. Perfect for an audiobook.
One of my favourite ways to destress!
Great list! I get carsick, too – audiobooks are such a lifesaver when I have a long journey ahead.
Audiobooks have completely improved my road trips!
Good job! I learned a new term: Muskoka Chair!
Yes! That’s what we call it in Ontario!
I love the idea of reading on a covered deck during the rain. I have a porch, but it’s not really covered and when it rains here in Arizona, it’s hot and muggy and I would get soaked to boot. We’ve been having lots of monsoon storms here lately and I have been enjoying listening to the rain while I read – indoors, with the air conditioning blasting 🙂
I will read anywhere. I love reading on the couch and I have just recently started listening to audio books in the car. I can’t read in the car because I do get carsick, but now that my kiddos are older and occupy themselves, I can put in headphones 🙂
That’s awesome. I love audiobooks in the car!
I love reading to the sound of rain. And I wondered for a moment what a Muskoka chair was and then saw Adirondack- ah got it! 🙂
Such comfortable chairs!
Audiobooks have definitely helped me mix up my reading spots too!
They are amazing!
I love reading in bed and on the couch <3
Same for me with reading in the car. I really don’t understand what is it. But thank god for audiobooks. Your list has so many amazing reading nooks. But reading near water always makes me anxious. I don’t know what I would do if anything happened to my physical books or even my kindle. Bed is probably where I read the most, like almost everyone I know.
I have been reading in the bath since I was a kid and definitely had some casualties back then 😂😂😂
I love your list. Reading on that deck whilst it’s raining just sounds perfect 😍 I love reading in a car but can’t for the life of me read on a plane. Ma favorite places are: reading on my balcony, in my favorite café, in my school library during my break.
I love that! It’s been so long since I read in a library!
Oh it’s so peaceful 😌
I read every evening before going to bed. I also enjoy getting up early and reading while having my morning coffee. In the fall, i especially enjoy reading on the porch.
I read every evening before going to sleep. I also enjoy waking up early and reading while having my coffee. In the fall, I especially enjoy reading while sitting on the porch. Great list you have!
All these get a big YES from me! Funny, I forgot to put reading in bed on my list, but that’s a must. 🙂 My TTT
It’s how I end most nights!
So many amazing places but a bubble bath!! Oh gosh, how did I forget that?! I want to do that soon!! haha
It’s my favourite thing!!
I’m with you on the car sickness! My favourite place to read has been in bed but the bath is pretty great too. Especially when you’ve got a book that you can’t put down.
Exactly! Definitely need a page turner in the bath.
very nice writing i will try to listen podcast while i go for a walk 🙂 i will try it definitely lets see how it will entertain me:)
I love listening to podcasts on walks!
i will try this 🙂 lets see how i feel i will inform you after listen 🙂
I sometimes read on the couch but more in bed than anywhere else cos it helps me rest my back, relax and get comfortable.
I feel the same way! Something more cozy about the bed.
Bed is my utter fave place to read!
It’s the cosiest!!
Really you are nature lover as well as good listener.
Aw thank you!
For me, in bed, on the sofa or sitting on grass 😊
I love the idea of reading in the grass!
My favorite place for an ebook is in bed, but the couch works best for physical books.
I’m thinking about buying an ereader for this reason. I want to read before I go to sleep more often!
Makes sense. I love to read right before I go to bed. But I have Amazon Prime so I just use the Kindle app.