Three Ways to Read Books Faster

Perhaps you wonder how some people get through their TBR so fast. I’ll share what works for me, and maybe it’ll work for you, too.

For digital books:

Enlarge the text

If you have a Kindle or other e-reader, it helps to enlarge the text so you have fewer words to read at a time. I’d say increase the size to at least 18 pt. What this does is help you actually get through a section of a page quicker.

For digital and physical books:

Read beginnings and endings first (with coffee and pecan tarts!)

Here’s how this works. Read the beginning and ending paragraphs or chapters of a book. Then read the beginnings and endings of each chapter in the book. Doing that can give you a rough sketch of the plot. It’s a wild way to read a book for sure, but for extraordinarily long books (500+ pages), it’s a helpful way to make reading a large book less daunting.

For audiobooks:

Increase the playback speed

(Then your eyes won’t have to bounce back and forth like they do with a digital or physical book!)

Imagine your favourite author sounding like Alvin the Chipmunk! No, you don’t have to speed up the playback that much, but it is a funny thought. But really, increasing the playback speed naturally means you’ll get through your audiobook much quicker.

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these approaches, and how they work for you!

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