A recent infographic from personalcreations.com tracks how long it takes to read recent and classic big books. Estimated times come from dividing word counts by the average reading rate of 300 words per minute.
Game of Thrones series (George R.R. Martin) 98 1/3 hours
Harry Potter series (J. K. Rowling) 60 ¼ hours
The Bible 43 ¾ hours
War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy) 32 2/3 hours
Twilight Series (Stephanie Meyer) 32 hours
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkein) 26 ¼ hours
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell) 23 ¼ hours
The Hunger Games series (Suzanne Collins) 16 ¾ hours
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky) 11 3/4 hours
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) 6 hours
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) 7 ½ hours
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) 5 ½ hours
At a rate of 300 words per minute, how long would it take to read your book?