Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.
This coat hanger gave me the theme colors for the bathroom in the mudroom. Dark stain with rustic white DIY rustic entryway coat rack - A super simple way to create organization in any size entryway or mud room! A must pin!