CHAPTER 21

Eight Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

by Neil Pasricha

How much do you read?

For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year—if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation, and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.

And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. I’ve never felt more creatively alive in all areas of my life. I feel more interesting, I feel like a better father, and my writing output has dramatically increased. Amplifying my reading rate has been the domino that’s tipped over a slew of others.

I’m disappointed that I didn’t do it sooner.

Why did I wait 20 years?

Well, our world today is designed for shallow skimming ...

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