Can Reading Make You Happier? “Bibliotherapy is…a new science,” „A book may be a stimulant or a sedative or an irritant or a soporific.“ „You must read more novels. Not pleasant stories that make you forget yourself. They must be searching, drastic, stinging, relentless novels.” https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/can-reading-make-you-happiger As for the day-to-day benefits of reading, one study found that it can reduce stress levels by 68%, and works better and faster than listening to music or going for a walk. While plenty of research has shown that cuddling up with a book before bed improves sleep. Some doctors in the UK even prescribe books to treat depression! The Best New Books Coming Out Winter 2019 https://www.southernliving.com/culture/best-new-winter-books-2018?