If you're someone who's committed to spending more time reading this year — wonderful. But unfortunately, reading, watching TV, or just generally relaxing are usually done via one's bed or couch, which can actually lead to neck, shoulder, and back pain. The best reading pillows are here to help, however, by providing enough support for your body so you can focus on the task at hand (even if the task is doing nothing) and spend less time concentrating on aches and pains.
Reading pillows, also known as husband pillows, are generally soft and cushiony, with armrests, top handles (for portability), and high backs to cradle your upper body. You can find pillows with firmer support, which are great if you have chronic pain, or comfortable pillows filled with shredded foam that conform to your body. There are versions constructed from hypoallergenic materials, like bamboo, which relieve allergy symptoms, and or those made of fabrics that can be spot cleaned with a damp towel (a plus if you have kids or pets).
If you've never experienced the comfort and support of one of these body pillows, you're in for a real treat: Just prepare to never want to leave your bed or couch (or wherever you wind up plopping down) ever again.