You Don’t Have to Slog Through Books

There is some good advice for developing a book-reading habit in this Farnam Street post.

Read 25 pages per day. This is a minimum. Odds are you will end up reading more than 25 pages on a lot of days because you get on a roll. 25 pages a day is about 8,500 pages in a year. If the average book is about 250 pages, that is 34 books per year.

Don’t worry about what you are supposed to read. They don’t have to be 1,000 page books or classics that were written a century ago. Read books that look interesting to you now, and then let your interests expand organically over time.

If you are dreading a return to the same book for another 25 pages because it is not as captivating as you expected, move on to a new one. You can always come back to it later if you want to give it another shot. The more important goal is developing the daily reading habit.

Source: Shane Parrish at Farnam Street: