How to Fast Read Books? You do not have to Finish Every Book You have Started.

October 02 2021  ·  5 min read

When I was a high school student I had all types of reading nerds around me. I still remember that kid from grade 8 wearing glasses who had read over 1000 books. A thick novel would always hold her hostage, there was not a day when I did not see her with a book in her hand. Furthermore, some among us would take a week to finish a book while for others a day or two would be enough. She was among the ones to finish a book in two days or so. Meanwhile, I had friends who used to keep a book by their pillow to read when having trouble sleeping to fall asleep.

The ones who read books frequently and quickly know a few things which we all should know to fast read. Because life is too short and book lovers should get to read as many interesting books as they can. Continue reading to crack the tricks to speed read. Read till the end to find the coolest ideas of effective fast reading!

Create Your Bucket List

A bucket list is a list of doing things you want to do. You can also make a list of all the books you want to read. If you create this list you will no more sand down reading and actually, begin with a book in the list. It is also a way of tracking your progress. I know the feeling of crossing a book’s name when I am done reading it.  It gives the pleasure of accomplishing a little goal. When you do this you will want to accomplish more and keep on reading trying to finish all the great books on your shelf.

Organize a Timetable and Fix Time for Reading

A busy world shooting hectic days on you and expecting you to manage everything, how are you going to have time to read? You have big stones and small stones to get done with and among everything you have to complete reading your book too. In such situations fixing time for everything makes life simple. If you schedule a time for reading you will not forget to read and an hour daily is just enough to finish the books on your list.

Say "No" to Distractions

“Beep, beep”, you have merely finished a paragraph and a notification pops up on your phone. I know you cannot let go of your curiosity to see who it is. Then you have only finished a page and your phone rings, a friend is calling you for an outing. This is not how reading will work out for you even if you have set a schedule for reading. Therefore, for effective reading eliminate distractions. Most people silence their gadgets while reading because androids are the best source of interruption.

Another good factor to consider is the place you are choosing to read your book. Choosing a spot where you can comfortably read is the best. Whether it be your bed, a sofa, or a chair where you can continue reading without noise and interruption.

Active Reading Rules

What is good in finishing reading paragraphs and pages absent-mindedly when your mind is partying with your dudes? To collect some effective ideas from a book practice active reading. To actively read and absorb crux points presented by the author keep a highlighter and highlight sentences that catch your eye. Moreover, you can also note down points, which you consider are worth remembering.

Next, adjust your speed according to the novelty of the idea. If the book contains ideas you already know then skim through it. Meanwhile, if the ideas are all new perspectives to you spend more time understanding them and digging deep into the novel perspectives.

You do not have to Finish every Book you have Started

Sometimes a title catches your eye and you get the book to read it. But to your surprise, you do not enjoy it rather reading it becomes a source of boredom for you. If you are not hooked to a book let me tell you that you do not have to finish it just because you spent some pennies on it and gave it a try. I know you feel guilty when you do not finish a book, but when you force yourself to read books, which bore you, your brain labels reading as a burden and eventually you start disliking reading. It is better not to read boring books than breaking your reading habit. Life is too short to spend your time on boring books.

You can also treat your book as blog posts. Each chapter of the book is a blog for you and it is easier to finish reading blog posts or throw away them when bored without feeling guilty for not completing them.

In addition, instead of forcing yourself to read a book with average concentration re-read a book that had inspired you. When you re-read your favorite books again you take away the new ideas that you had not noticed last time.


You have got limited time to read books, therefore choose wisely which book you want to read. When you find a book worth spending your time on then read it actively to absorb main ideas. Reading effectively is important if you are giving your time to it, as time has money’s worth. While, if the book feels crap to you leave it and move on to the next book on your list. It is okay not to complete a book. Happy reading!

Aleena Abbas

Aleena Abbas

Hii there! I love to sketch and paint, and I am clueless about how I ended up with pen and paper on my Gap Year. It was just dumb luck that I figured out I can arrange words into sentences. I am warning you I can be boring because I don't use references from big-name seasons on the go. As well as sarcasm is not my thing. However, I can wake up when it's 2 in the morning, make coffee, and write dairy. Welcome to my territory, it's me :')

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