Reading a book is one of my hobbies. I do this whenever I have nothing to do at home and no one to hang out with. It occupies my time and clears my mind. You will notice that a lot of time has passed. You will not think about bad thoughts and the future. The book is like a friend that talks to you. When you imagine the story, it is as if you are watching a movie. You will look forward to the story instead of sitting down saying that you are bored at home or are lonely.
Choose a story or genre that interests you. I prefer fiction because it is very interesting and entertaining. I doze off whenever I read nonfiction books. Reading nonfiction is like learning at school because you are just reading about facts and the nonfiction book is like a textbook. If you like to read nonfiction, then that is fine as long as you are happy. If you want, you can also read other things like fanfiction and news stories. One thing to note about reading news stories is that it can make you depressed because some of them cover tragic events that are happening in the world.
Do you have to do summer reading assignments? Summer is the time when people get bored and lonely at home. Understandably, assignments are boring because you have to do school work and read books that are assigned by the curriculum. However, you can still make use of the one part that says choose any book that you want to read.
When you read a book, it can be physical or electronic. If you do not want to pay for books, then you can do three things. You can borrow a book from the library, download free pdfs or epubs of the books, or buy a free book. Whatever you read, I hope that you enjoy it!