How Long Is Your Favorite Book?

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There’s nothing quite like escaping to your favorite book. In just a matter of pages you’re transported to a new world, sympathizing with some characters, despising others. Yet sometimes, even when you have the best intentions, a book will sit on your table untouched because it’s long, difficult, or otherwise intimidating.

To motivate you to pick up that classic you’ve never read – or reread your favorite book – Personal Creations put together this infographic detailing how long it takes to read popular books, based on an average reading time of 300 words per minute. Though you may like to read at a more leisurely pace, reread difficult sections, or indulge in passages you adore, it’s still a useful comparison of how long various books and series – from To Kill A Mockingbird to The Odyssey to the Harry Potter series – might take to read.

Take a couple of minutes to read it, then shut down your device and go read a book!

How Long Will It Take


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  1. My husband, who had very poor and abbreviated formal education, told me once that he found thick books daunting. I replied that he only had to read one page at a time. He liked that idea.

    Most of my favorites fall into an average length. But I really enjoyed reading M. M. Kaye’s “The Far Pavilions” two years ago. It is a two-volume story, amounting to well over a thousand pages, about a young Englishman caught between two cultures in 1870s India. Of course, a number of ‘series’ books amount to thousands of pages, too – “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, the Harry Potter series, etc. Even as separate books, these tend to be lengthy. But I believe that the story itself should dictate the length.

  2. 51% of the American population never reads a book of 400 pages or more once they complete their formal education. When we are young and fearless a popular tome can provide hours of entertainment and social activity. The bildungsroman is a special kind of novel favored by the young, Harry Potter, The Twilight Saga, Hunger Games, and The Maze Runner to name just a few. How sad it is to think of the number of adults that missed out on such great works. Adults in the 21st century who have reduced that concept of one page at a time to 400 charecters.


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