Yes You Can Read 200 Books A Year

"First, let's take a look at two statistics:

~ The average American reads 200 to 400 words per minute
~ Typical nonfiction books have about 50,000 words

Now, all we need are some quick calculations:

200 books x 50,000 words/book = 10 million words
10 million words/400 wpm = 25,000 minutes
25,000 minutes/60 = 417 hours

That's all there is to it. To read 200 books, simply spend 417 hours a year reading.”

But wait— you don’t have time?

"Here's how much time a single American spends on social media and TV in a year:

~ 608 hours on social media
~ 1,642 hours on TV

If those hours were spent reading instead, you could be reading more than 1,000 books a year.

Here's the simple truth behind reading a lot of books: It's not that hard. We have all the time we need."

— via Read 200 Books This Year by Making This 1 Tiny Change to Your Routine


Guess I need to raise my reading goal for 2018!

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