10 Gorgeous Outdoor Reading Nooks

 

Like most of us, I love a good reading nook.* And, now that the weather is (in theory) warming up, it’s time for outdoor reading! But how do you get the perfect reading area outdoors, with the best combo of sun (to warm you up) and shade (so you can actually see your book/e-reader)?

Feast your eyes on these amazing outdoor reading areas for some ideas.

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This giant hamster ball is called the Cocoon 1, it comes with rearrangable foam pillows, (including a freaking sink) and I need it.

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What’s better than the simple combo of a hammock and a table? (Source)

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And then there’s the super-duper, deluxe reading hammock thingie.(Source)

 

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There’s this, for people who want to up their porch swing game. (Source)

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Or maybe you like your hammocks on your porch. (Source)

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Remember the “she-shed“? This is the same thing, but with books. (Source)

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Or you could go full outdoor library. (Source)

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I approve of anything you have to climb into. (Source)

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Don’t have time to bang together a reading shed? Just pop out your tent and fill it with pillows. (Source)

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Okay. I know. This is not a nook. It’s the New York Public Library’s and Queens’ Library’s library lawn on Governor’s Island. But just look at it! All you need is a shelf, some benches and a mowed lawn.

 

*Need more reading nooks? Here and here are some indoor nooks. And here are nooks for kids.

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A.J. O'Connell: A.J. O’Connell is the author of two published novellas: Beware the Hawk and The Eagle & The Arrow. All she’s ever wanted to do in life is read and write books, and so, is constantly writing at least one novel. She holds an MFA in creative fiction, but despite the best efforts of her teachers at Fairfield University's low-residency program, remains a huge dork for sci-fi, fantasy and comic books. She is a journalist and has taught journalism to college students. She blogs about feminism, the writing life, and whatever else comes into her head at www.ajoconnell.com. Blog: A.J. O'Connell Twitter: @ann_oconnell