Here's How Long It Will Take You to Read Those Amazing Books You've Been Putting Off

Here's How Long It Will Take You to Read Those Amazing Books You've Been Putting Off

You probably have a ever-growing stack of books teetering on your bedside table, a sad monument to your hectic schedule that you constantly try to put a dent in during weekends and holidays. You love to read, but it just never seems like there's enough time.

Now you can read smarter. This useful infographic from Personal Creations (a California gift company that produced this for God knows what reason) breaks down how long it will take you to devour some of the best books in popular literature. The goal, they claim, is to help readers make time for books in the chaos of their daily lives.

Personal Creations calculated the number of hours it would take  — which they define at reading and comprehending 300 words per minute, the upper limit of the eye's capacity to comprehend text — to finish 64 of the world's most popular books, including F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Lois Lowry's The Giver and Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time.

Still feel like you don't have enough time? No excuses: Read like a champion.


Image Credit: Personal Creations

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Jared Keller

Jared Keller is the former director of news at Mic.

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