Books take us to unknown lands without moving an inch. They make us feel emotions we weren’t sure we could handle. We get attached to characters and plots and think about them even days after reading the book. Some books inspire us to be better people, and some haunt us. Sometimes we read something when we were barely fifteen, and even at fifty, we remember how that book made us feel, or we carry the moral for a lifetime. Studies show that when you read, your mind takes those words and meanings and forms a visual stimulus in your brain. This enables us to visualize Bakersfield or Paris without ever visiting there. It is not just limited to the setting. We feel the same towards the development of characters. The clarity in character descriptions makes us visualize the characters in our minds. This is why sometimes when we see a book character comes alive in movies, we are either disappointed or elated with the choice of actor.
Reading a good mystery enables us to understand the behavioural patterns of humans and understanding of human psychology. Moreover, it provides us with new challenges that probe us to think deeper and see-through things we would otherwise ignore. “The Three Husbands of Annabelle” by Joseph Woodward is a perfect read as it has romance, thrill, suspense, and more carved into one book. It is an ideal workout for multiple facets of your brain. For example, you might get stuck at work or hit a professional block. A unique mystery novel will always provide you with the required stimulus to get your brain running again. This leads to greater creativity in your professional and personal life. One tends to become more open-minded and understanding and value one’s thought process. Your brain builds new connections and notions that help you think out of the box. It is a must need for your ‘me time.’