How to Read 15 Books In 30 Days (Without Speed-Reading)

Want to read more in 2020? Here are a few ways you can make it happen.

Read nonfiction 25 pages at a time.

Is there a self-help book or piece of educational material you’ve been wanting to read, but you just can’t seem to get through more than a chapter in a month or more? Try sprinkling a little nonfiction reading in every day as a supplement to the fiction you consume.

Learn to love audiobooks. (This post is not sponsored by Audible, I just really love Audible.)

I used to be one of those people who didn’t think listening to books “counted” as actual reading. I’m happy to report that I was very wrong. And that Audible has become a borderline addiction. I’m fine. I think.

Give yourself an “excuse” to read.

Many people don’t want reading to feel like homework, and that’s understandable. But if you’re really set on reading more books, “forcing” yourself to do it might help … as long as you’re picking up books you’re actually interested in!

  • The Nerdette podcast is currently running a monthly book club, releasing a discussion episode about the book at the end of each month before announcing the next book.
  • Life’s Library is another virtual “book club” that releases new books every six weeks, along with supplementary materials and a Discord dedicated to discussing each read. Bonus: Each subscription counts as a donation to Partners In Health.

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