2 Simple Ways To Encourage Teens to Read [And Newly Released Books in Amazon this 2020]

Teens have spent more time on their smartphones than on reading. Even with the affordance of digital reading materials, teens still prefer reading books or novels. 

According to an article from The New Yorker, when children move to adolescence, they stop reading seriously. Because teens are more attached to their gadgets, they read words, but not novels or books.

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However, some parents say that this is not a hopeless case. Teens may still be encouraged to read. Here are some of the tips that parents may use to urge teens to read. Along with these tips are some new releases in Teen & Young Adult Books in Amazon:

Find books that have movies or will be a movie.

Since teens nowadays are also inclined to watching movies, giving them books that have movie counterparts or has a film on the works might be an excellent way to encourage them.

If the book and movie are already out, comparing the novel and the film could be a way to convince them to read more.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) could be a book that teens will be interested in reading. It only costs $16.79 in Amazon. Suzanne Collins wrote this book. It is part of the Hunger Games novel, which already has a movie counterpart. If your kid has already read and watched the other Hunger Games stories, this book will be an easy sell to them.

Midnight Sun
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Midnight Sun

Another book which is a continuation of other novels is the Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer. This book is a part of the love story of Bella and Edward. However, this time it is told from the vampire's point of view.

Both of these books are available on Amazon. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) ranks number one in the list of new releases in Amazon, while Midnight Sun is at number eight.

Be a model of reading.

They say children imitate whatever it is that their parents do or say. Since they are the models in the house, children tend to copy the habits of their parents.

If parents are to consider this as a fact, then the same should apply to the habit of reading. 

When teens feel that reading is a pleasure rather than a chore, they will be encouraged to read.

In terms of the kinds of books, parents may opt to read novels that would also appeal to teens.

The Persuasion (Eve Duncan Book 27)
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The Persuasion (Eve Duncan Book 27)

An example of a book that could fit both parents and teens is The Persuasion (Eve Duncan Book 27).

This book is a suspenseful novel written by Iris Johansen.

Johansen wrote the bestselling novel, Smokescreen.

This novel can be read by parents as well since its genre is not only fit for young adults. In doing so, parents also get an idea of what their children learn or are interested in these days.

The Persuasion (Eve Duncan Book 27) ranked number 10 in the list of new releases in Teen & Young Adult books in Amazon this 2020.

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