⏰ How Fast Have You Read a Book?

Reading takes you places.
  1. I read Anne Enright's The Gathering
  2. It was an easy read but I decided to use an audiobook. To spare myself the details, which is not to say visuals were unnecessary, but I prefer listening to and seeing what happens with characters.
  3. The narration was as slow as the descriptions and the narrator paused indefinitely at every comma.
  4. I sped up the audiobook to 1.70 times the regular speed and after a few listens, it didn't sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks talking to me.
  5. With the aid of the audiobook, I finished The Gathering in two days, starting on Friday and ending on Saturday.
    I recommend audiobooks especially if you like to take in the details but like to have more time to read others. My next read is Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist 🍜
  6. Share your fastest read down below!
  7. I read Outliers in 6 hours. I got it on Christmas day, went in my room at 10pm and at 4am realized I wanted to read it again!
    It's not huge. Under 300 pages and non-fiction so it makes my brain so curious and happy!
    Suggested by   @Boogie
  8. Read Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl in four hours!
    Found it post-preorder in a cozy Amazon box on my front step. Cracked it open at four, finished it in time to stare at the wall in shock at eight!
    Suggested by   @ladygoggog
  9. i don't remember the number of hours, but i once stayed up all night reading a psycho killer book...
    my roommate was out of town & i was alone in our 2 story craftsman. so, perfect timing, obviously. it wasn't so much that it was a good book, but that I was too afraid to sleep while it was dark out - too many access points in the house! 😐
    Suggested by   @victralala
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    I just remember I got the book at a midnight release and was done by sunrise...
    Suggested by   @lizabeth
  11. When the book The Vow came out I read, and finished it on a slow day at work
    Suggested by   @rachelanne
  12. And The Perks of Being a Wallflower on a rainy afternoon
    Suggested by   @rachelanne
  13. Of Mice and Men
    Of course this is a very short book, but I read it in a few hours after taking my English final last year
    Suggested by   @sarahsmith4
  14. I read the entire Harry Potter series in three weeks!
    Suggested by   @hannahbee
  15. The Hobbit
    I have always been a fast reader, but here's my favorite example: I was angry that they split the Hobbit into three movies (SO UNNECESSARY) instead of just telling the story (PROPERLY without weird additions) in one. We rented the first DVD when it came out solely so I could read the book while it was on in the background and prove that it was shorter than one movie. Indeed, I finished reading before the movie was over.
    Suggested by   @silverwolf634
  16. Foundation by Issac Asimov
    Read most of it during a three-hour plane trip from Boston to Denver. Finished it the very next day.
    Suggested by   @Aetheros9