We all know reading is about quality not quantity but with so many books on the TBR it’s great to be able to power through them quicker than most. According to the Pew Research Center, the average American who reads gets through twelve books a year, and now you can find out your reading speed with this new test.
Lenstore has devised a test to measure your individual reading skills and see how long it will take you to tackle the world’s most popular novels. Take the rest below and see how you fare!
The quiz gives you passages from well known novels and you should read them at your natural reading speed. When the reading is done, you’ll be asked questions to check your reading comprehension and see that you understood what you read.
When you have your results, you’ll be able to see how many novels a year you could read at your current speed, from hefty tomes such as War and Peace to quick reads like The Color Purple.
Lenstore, who built the test tested the quiz on 2,000 adults and it threw up some interesting findings. The average participant took 101 seconds to read the passage, which means they can get through 33 books a year if they read for 30 minutes a day, based on an average book length of 90,000 words.
How did you fare? Let us know in the comments.
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Let MERL take you on a journey through time into the mind of Richard Beale- honest farm-boy, good mathematician, and excellent doodler.
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