January Reading Round-up

January was a busy reading month for me. The CBC Canada Reads longlist was announced on December 23rd, and I immediately felt the pressure to read as many titles as I could from the list before they announced the shortlist. I picked 8 that I was interested in, and I was able to finish 5 of those by the end of the month. Now that the 5 contenders have been announced, it turns out that I read 2 of them, so it shouldn’t be hard to finish the other 3 before the end of March.

On top of that, I was still finishing up The Light Between Oceans, which I started in December, and I had a couple of books to get through for my bookclub.

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Reading Hacks: How to read more books in less time

If you’re like me, your “want to read” list grows at a much faster rate than your “have read” list. I feel like there are so many books out there and I just can’t get to them all.

Over my time, though, I have discovered a few methods to read more books in less time. In this post, I want to share a few of the things I do to get through as many books as I can in a shorter amount of time.

1. Read on a Smaller Screen

For the longest time, I couldn’t decide whether it was just an illusion or if I could really read fast when I’m looking at a smaller screen. I certainly feel like I’m flying through a book when I’m reading it on my phone, because the screen only fits about 100 words on a page. I get to flip the page every couple of seconds, and it really makes me feel like I’m reading at lightning speed.

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