Even though it isn't really related to your physical health, reading is so important for your brain and mental wellness in general. There are so many days when I come home from work or hanging out with friends and I need a calming break, but then I resort to Netflix and feel like my brain turns to mush after a few episodes. After I read for a half hour or hour, on the other hand, I feel refreshed and sort of inspired as cliche as it sounds! Nothing is better than getting into a good book and zoning out completely immersed in the story. This summer, I have made it one of my personal missions to read more, whether it be magazines, beach reads, non-fiction, coffee table books, etc. I've come up with a running list of books to share because so many other people have been talking about their goal to read more as well!