Guys Who Read

In this post I’m going way to take a break from my usual Regency/Jane Austen topics, and linger a while in our modern world.

If you’ve been following me on this blog or on social media, you already know I love to read.

I always seem to have a book in my hand, or in my purse, or in my car, so I can make ready use of any free moment to get “just one more chapter” in.

About a week ago I realized something odd: When I think of avid readers, my mind naturally goes toward women. When I want to talk about a book, I talk about it with my girlfriends.

When I think of book clubs, I gravitate toward book clubs made up of women.

But the truth is, men read a lot, too.

Want proof? There’s an Instagram account titled “Hot Dudes Reading” you need to visit.

The account is aptly named. I didn’t have to scroll far to find plenty of examples of attractive men with books in their hands.

There are photos of military guys reading . . .

And guys reading in libraries.

There are photos of dudes reading while listening to music …

… and others who read while lowering their carbon footprint.

Some of my favorite photos are of guys who clearly get into the books they’re reading. They show it by biting their nails . . .

. . . secretly wiping away a tear . . .

. . . and holding the book a little closer as the story gets tense.

And then there’s this dude:

What could be sexier than a handsome guy reading a book while taking flowers to someone he loves?

The answer is this guy:

Oh, my heart! Yes, he is definitely a “hot dude reading,” and I’m a little bit in love with his pup, too.

I’d like to point out that viewing the photos on this Instagram account expanded my thinking considerably. I’m now much more aware of the fact that women don’t hold a monopoly on reading good books; and the next time there’s an opening in my book club, I’m going to suggest a guy fill it.

If you’d like to expand your horizons, too, and see more photos of Hot Dudes Reading, click on the link below: