How I Read Over 100 Books A Year
People often assume I read so much because I am a book blogger. The reality is, I started this blog to combine my passion for writing with my already avid reading habits.
I’ve written previously about reactions I receive from those who assume I don’t do anything else worthwhile if I’m able to read so much.
Yes, I read 20 times more books per year than the average American, and I am a fast reader (to the point where I have retention issues) which helps me get through so many titles. What I’ve become most adept at though, is combining reading with other meaningful things in my life.
Belonging to book clubs gives me reason to read AND provides a social component.
I listen to audio books while doing a lot of daily tasks, such as driving, walking the dogs, and housework.
I quit books I don’t like. This may seem counter intuitive, but slogging my way through a book I’m not enjoying is torture, and can take forever. While I could fly through two or three novels I love in the same amount of time!
I have multiple books going at once. I allot 15-30 minutes of every morning to read from a non-fiction book in the personal development realm. I have an audio book going for day time listening. I have a novel for reading at night before bed.
Tell me about your reading habits. Do you think my tips could help you make more time for reading in your life?