Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How Long to Read That? By Andy Scheer

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?

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