Re-reading books is good for your health - Stylist.co.uk homepage - Stylist Magazine

Re-reading books

Re-reading books is good for your health

Study says revisiting classics makes us happy

How many times have you read your favourite book? Once? Twice? Nine times? Well, new research has shown that re-reading books that we first experienced during a happy time in our lives can have a comforting effect and be good for our mental health.

Academics, who studied people in New Zealand and the US, found that the repeated experience led to heightened pleasure and increased knowledge and awareness.

The study, which also looked at re-watching films and re-visiting favourite haunts, showed that the second reading of a book is also more ‘emotional’ as readers delve deeper into the layers of the novel. Think twice before throwing away that battered Penguin Classic then…

Tags: books

Share on

or email.

  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Delicious

CONNECT WITH STYLIST

Our Most…

Best opening lines from books

Celebrity special: opening lines from books

The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books remains…

More
Uma Thurman, Cannes Film Festival 20103

Cannes Film Festival 2013: red carpet round-up

After days of glitz and glamour, the Cannes Film…

More
Top 5 marriage proposal videos

Top 5 marriage proposal videos

For some men, asking their girlfriends to marry…

More
Halloween Makeup

10 amazing Halloween Youtube make-up tutorials

Think Halloween make-up was limited to black…

More

NYFW: Win a £1,000 Avenue 32 wardrobe

New York Fashion Week heralds a month of pure…

More

NYFW: Win a two-night stay at W New York - Downtown

One lucky Stylist reader and their guest will…

More

Jaguar XE gets a suitably classy launch

The all-new Jaguar XE sports saloon follows hot…

More

Your Vote Counts

It's one of the chilliest Augusts in decades. Are you...

It's one of the chilliest Augusts in decades. Are you...