Let's be real here. Sometimes we would rather just put our child in bed than spend 30 minutes reading stories to our child first. That means we are anxious through the reading rather than happy. It takes time and effort to read. I think a key here is to make sure we start our bedtime routine with plenty of time to read our books so we don't feel rushed or stressed about it.
And how do we make it something we love as much as [insert guilty pleasure here]? One idea I have is to have books in your home you are interested in reading. Another idea is to really take a moment to think about how quickly this time will pass that your child will love to cuddle up with you to read a book. Another idea is to have a nice, comfortable spot for you to read together. Think about what you like about this reading time and really grasp that and treasure it.
How do you choose books? Fox points out that important elements to reading to your young child are rhyme, rhythm, and repetition (page 7). Choose books with these elements to make sure it is something the young child will be interested in.