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How Long Will You Take To Finish These Popular Reads?

There’s nothing quite like getting engrossed within an interesting book, but let’s admit there are also excuses that can stand in the way of reading. In using the total word count and an average person’s reading speed, we figured out how long you must read everyday in order to finish these books within a month. Hopefully, the data provided here will help with your decision-making processes at the bookstore.

 

According to Forbes.com, the average adult reads at a speed of 300 words per minute (WPM). The speed at which we read and consequently absorb the information can determine how fast we learn. If you’re uncertain of what your reading speed is, a speed-reading test sponsored by Staples as part of a e-book marketing campaign can help you find out. Moreover, Wall Street Journal also offers an online reading test.

 

 

1. Antigone by Sophocles

 

Antigone

 

Pages: 80

Word Count: 24,800

You need: 1 hour and 22 minutes

Daily reading time for completion within a month: 2 minutes

 

2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

 

Of Mice and Men

 

Pages: 112

Word Count: 29,160

You need: around 1 hour and 37 minutes

Daily reading time for completion within a month: 2 minutes

 

3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

v

 

Pages: 180

Word Count: 47,094

You need: around 2 hours and 36 minutes

Daily reading time for completion within a month: 4 minutes

 

4. 1984 by George Orwell

B

 

Pages: 328

Word Count: 88,942

You need: around 4 hours and 56 minutes

Daily reading time for completion within a month: 8 minutes

 

5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

M

 

Pages: 384

Word Count: 119,040

You need: around 6 hours and 36 minutes

Daily reading time for completion within a month: 12 minutes

 

6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

c

 

Pages: 624

Word Count: 193,440

You need: around 10 hours and 44 minutes

Daily reading time for completion within a month: 20 minutes

 

 

7. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

 

M

 

Pages: 1104

Word Count: 483, 994

You need: around 26 hours and 53 minutes

Daily reading time for completion within a month: 52 minutes

 

 

8. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

v

 

Pages: 1488

Word Count: 530,982

You need: around 29 hours and 29 minutes

Daily reading time for completion within a month: 58 minutes

 

9. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

 

c

 

Pages: 1296

Word Count: 561,304

You need: around 31 hours and 11 minutes

Daily reading time for completion within a month: 62 minutes

 

10. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

 

HP

 

Pages: 4167

Word Count: 1,291,770

You need: around 71 hours and 45 minutes

Daily reading time for completion within a month: 142 minutes

 

If your next possible read is not found from our list, then take a look at this comprehensive infographic crafted by Personal Creations.com

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For more books, visit Reading Length‘s website and find out your personalized reading time as calculated with your reading speed.

 

What does your reading habits look like? Do you have any tricks for reading and learning faster? Share with us in the comments!

 

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