Let’s be honest. These places would have me falling asleep faster than getting a head massage in a warm milk bath. Or if given the right company, doing other things.

But we’ll give in for reading’s sake and pretend we’re actually reading when we imagine ourselves in any of these 16 amazing places to curl up and read.

Swing bed beach

Not pictured: the cabana boys delivering margaritas.
Currently reading: On the Island: A Novel by Tracey Garvis Graves

via Villa Aquamarine

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A perfect complement to this scene? David Gandy in a banana hammock.
Currently reading: First Night (Seductive Nights) by Lauren Blakely

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Personal library closet

Mom made a good decision with this closet makeover.
Currently reading: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

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Bora Bora Four Season Bath

Sugar Daddy got us an upgrade!
Currently reading: In Flight (Up in the Air Book 1) by RK Lilley

via Four Seasons

Pottery Barn reading nook

That bowl better be filled with Ben & Jerry’s and not artisanal vegetables.
Currently reading: Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye

via Pottery Barn


The glass may be there for safety, but it also makes a good place to plant a butt-moon.
Currently reading: Elusive Hero: Invitation to Eden by Joey W Hill

via Condé Nast Traveller

Jungle futon

Imagine this place without the jungle bugs.
Currently reading: Rock Hard by Nalini Singh

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This one comes with a man servant to hand you your wine as needed.
Currently reading: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

via Le Beanock

A regular, everyday family room? Nope. It’s a reading cave: No Kids Allowed.
Currently reading: Safe With Me (With Me In Seattle Book 5) by Kristen Proby

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This furry bean bag chair will swallow you whole, and that’s kind of the point.
Currently reading: Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec

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The only foreseen problem with the Moody Nest is getting in the perfect position, then moving, and never finding the perfect position ever again.
Currently reading: Searching For Moore by Julie A Richman <—FREE

via Moody Nest

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“Jeeves! Bring me my crazy straw and put it in my daiquiri.”
Currently reading: Tight

via Galley Bay Resort

Maldives hammock over water

Shhh… Let this one stand on its own.
Currently reading: not reading

via Dhigu Anantara Maldives Resort


The welcoming, homey, don’t-you-dare-touch-my-swing-bed look.
Currently reading: Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder <—FREE

via Low Country Originals


Also perfect for private couples massage.
Currently reading: Falling for the Marine by Samanthe Beck

via Kizingoni Beach Houses, Lamu Island


Rooftop privacy for those other things besides reading.
Currently reading: Risking it All by Tessa Bailey

via HuffPoEclectic Patio
by Other Metro Photographers Churreria Photography

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