Fiction is not only one of the most entertaining genres; there are quite a few benefits that come along with reading fiction. Reading fiction increases your capacity for empathy, and imaging creates understanding. When you read fiction, a part of your brain reacts as if it’s you experiencing those thoughts, feelings, sounds, or other sensations. Reading, in general, is also an excellent disengagement for stress relief. And those that read fiction regularly report having a better night’s sleep than non-readers—convinced yet? While fiction is wildly creative for the authors, it allows for a ton of room for readers to step into the character’s world and relate to their thoughts and feelings. Some of the world’s arguably most popular works of literature are fiction and have even turned into some of the highest-grossing movies released. Check out our favorites below!