WHY LIGHT READING?
Books that students choose to read on their own are considered light reading. The main requirements for light reading are that the book be interesting and comprehensible. This self-selected reading is different than the heavier academic reading that is done in many subject areas in school. For academic reading, students often need the help of an instructor to fully understand the text, but they can do light reading on their own because they can understand the text and their interest drives them.