Hi guys and welcome to another discussion post. Today i’m talking about how I read over 10 books a month while studying and working part time.
First off, If I wasn’t reviewing books? A thing that I love but makes me feel like I NEED to be reading atleast 50 pages a day? I probably wouldn’t read as much because that’s a constant drive of mine.
But, I still managed to read 10 books for the last two months while studying and attending uni for around 25 hours a week, and working 10-15 hours a week so this does also apply for people working a full time job.
First off, as of writing this it’s the 6th of May and I’ve finished a grand total of …….. one book. Horrible right? especially to start a blog post like this! But one of the biggest things I do is
1, READ A WHOLE BOOK IN ONE DAY.
While it sounds crazy, most books I read are around 300 pages, and once it goes over 400 pages I tend to stretch it out over two days. But this is mainly how I read. I do all the things I’m going to list below, but I do majority in one day. I have every sunday off work, most weeks atleast, so to me, Sundays are my designated finish a book day. I find it a great way to end the week and it guarentees I’ll finish atleast one book a week.
I have just recently gotten into audiobooks! I used to hate them for the longest time, but they’re really helpful for upping the amount of reading you do. I read them while doing my makeup in the mornings, and while taking it off at night, While making food and sometimes while gaming. They’re all relatively short tasks, but when you listen to an audiobook while doing them all in a day, you’ll end up reading between 50 and 150 extra pages without picking up a book!
3. READ ON YOUR COMMUTE
4. READ MORE THAN ONE BOOK AT ONCE
RADIO SILENCE via audiobook, it’s a CONTEMPORARY
THE DARKEST MINDS via audiobook AND physically it’s a DYSTOPIAN.
By reading more than one book at once, if I say, get sick of the dry tone of my current non fiction read, I can switch to a dystopian for a change of pace. This also really helps me not get the stories muddled up.
5. TURN UP THE SPEED OF YOUR AUDIOBOOK
6. SCHEDULE READING TIME.
I hope these help atleast one person!