Top Ten Tuesday: Picturesque Reading Spaces

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This week’s prompt was “The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf,” and it totally stumped me. I haven’t bought new books in ages, and I’ve already talked about the library books I’m hoping to read soon in a recent Top Ten Tuesday post.

Therefore, I’m going with an unrelated, but still bookish, topic for today: picturesque reading spots. I don’t know about you, but I find reading even more enjoyable if I can do it in a beautiful location. Here are just a few of the spots I’d love to read in.

Two chairs and a table carved out of large logs of wood. They're sitting in a small garden next to a stone house that is covered with wooden carvings of people and animals.

I would need a cushion for these chairs, but they look like a very restful place to sit and read.

A white chaise lounge. It has two pillows on it and is sitting next to a vase filled with dead branches.

This looks like a supremely comfortable reading spot. The minimalistic decor would also make it easier to focus on a difficult or long book.

Stone house overlooking a lake.

There’s something so soothing about large bodies of water. I’ve found that they’re often much prettier in person no matter how beautiful they are in a photo or video. There’s something about smelling that fresh water and possibly hearing it lap against the shore that makes it even more enticing.

A white bench sitting on a slab of concrete at the edge of a pine forest.

I love nature, but I also love having a clean and dry place to sit and read. This bench seems like it could offer the best of both worlds.

Two puppies sitting on a couch

Sometimes the weather dictates that one should read inside. These aren’t my pets, but I sure would love to snuggle with a couple of pets while reading. It sounds so cozy.

111 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Picturesque Reading Spaces

  1. Oh I agree, snuggling up to a bunch of cuties would be a perfect way to read! I love your first spot as well, I can imagine sitting in the sunshine and enjoying a book there.

  2. These look like lovely reading spots! Reading in nature – whether in a forest, on the moors, or by a large body of water – is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

  3. Snuggling up to read with my dog is one of my favourite things to do! And these all look like awesome reading spots!

  4. Love what you’ve decided to do for today’s topic, Lydia! All these places look so pretty but I think the comfiest spots would be the last one (snuggles with the doggos is never a bad thing)! and the spot over/beside the lake. I love being surrounded by bodies of water and it is always so soothing πŸ™‚

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  5. Oooh, I love the topic you chose! These are some gorgeous reading spaces here. My favorite is probably the first one, but yeah, I agree with you. Cushions are definitely in order. My butt hurts just looking at those stone seats lol.

    • Thanks! And for sure. Sitting on a stone seat without a cushion isn’t comfortable for very long (although stone chairs/benches are durable and pretty to look at).

  6. There is, literally, not a single site in this post I wouldn’t give my soul for! What an awesome turnabout from the theme. Great job!
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    Great post and happy reading!

  7. I would definitely go with the comfy couch and snuggles from any kind of furry animal, I may have a slight preference for cats over dogs, but all fluffy animals are welcome in my reading zone. Happy reading!

  8. I like your idea for an alternate topic! My kitties often keep me company when I’m reading. It’s always nice to get some cuddles. And I agree about the bodies of water – I love sitting by a beautiful lake or river. I don’t want to get in, mind you. Just sit and watch it for a while.

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  9. I totally agree with you about water being peaceful! I love reading outside in nature- although it can be hard to get comfortable. I wish my cat liked to cuddle with me… πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the fun post! I like how you adapted the topic! Happy TTT!

  10. Oh these spots all look perfect for reading! The first one especially is beautiful, and being able to read out in nature, especially by the water, is so relaxing. The only one that might concern me is reading with pets. I’m always up for cuddling with them, but the way my dog sheds I don’t think I could get much reading done!

  11. Ooh nice topic change! I am liking these, that chair looks rather comfy too! Although that last one with the puppies may not get any reading done at all with those adorable faces! Lol!

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  12. I want to go and read on that balcony!!! Thanks for sharing. I can’t remember last time I bought a boo, but I run into so many great books on other blogs, I add them on my Goodreads TBR, to pick them at my library one day…

  13. Fun twist on this week’s topic! Although I think I prefer the smell of saltwater to fresh- I’d still love to hang out in that old time looking building on the water!

  14. I love how you switched up the topic. I would absolutely love to read in each one of these spots. Snuggling with a pet while reading a great book is the ultimate way to spend an evening.

  15. I love all those spots too, but my favorite would be by the water as well – agree that there is something so soothing about that. and my first time visiting here, will be back again..

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