Today, we’re continuing the “books you can read in…” series at Daily Mayo. Last time, I found books you can read in a hour or less, and today’s we’re going to look at books that should take about two hours to read.
According to Forbes Magazine, the average person can read about 300 words per minute. Industry standard is about 250 words per page, which means the average reader should be able to read just over a page to a page in a half in one minute. If you are a particularly fast reader, you might be able to read two pages a minute, or even three. But for calculation purposes, I’m estimating that the average reader can get through about a page and a half per minute. This means that in two hours, the average reader can get through somewhere between 140 an 180 pages. For this list, I’ve included books that are under 180 pages, but over 120 pages, as most readers should be able to complete a book of that size in about two hours. A lot of books also include filler pages and pictures, which increase how many pages you can get through in two hours.
Books You can Read in Two Hours or Less
Read the classic play from Thornton Wilder about small-time life in the 1930s.
A classic, easy-to-read book that will leave you thinking.
This tale of survival in the woods felt realistic to me- more so than most. Also suitable for young readers.
A classic must-read and well worth a re-read if it’s been a while!
This collection is over 500 pages because it contains several short stories of Stephen King. However, individually the stories can be read in two hours or less.
A classic story of everlasting love and age-defying beauty. Kids can read this one, too.
Back when this was published in the 1800s, it was considered quite scandalous.
This book is particularly fitting since a new movie is coming out soon. You too will be able to scream, “that’s not in the book!”
The original Sherlock Holmes novel, and still one of the best!
The original science fiction novel. Worth a read for everyone.
The book is better than the movie- unless you are a die hard Audrey fan.
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