Think back to the last book that you read? Can you think of it? How long ago was it that you read that book? It can be amazing just how much our lives interfer with reading and our ability to enjoy and read books. That is why a study looked at what an average person can read in their lifetime.
The average American is estimated to have only read a maximum of 5 books in a year. That is a very small number compared to the millions of books that are put out every single year. People claim that they have better things to do with their time such as playing video games, interacting online and even doing other more physical activities that they enjoyed better then reading.
The study continued to look at how long it would take a person to read a book. Multiplied by how many hours an average person would be able to read a book allowing for time to work, eat and other necessities and the number of books a person will read in their lifetime is amazing. The maximum books that a person will read is 3000 books. Thinking again of how many books are published that is a really small number compared to the millions of book that grace bookshelves all over the world.
Because of the small number of books that are able to be read by people it can be a tough decision on what to read. Many people spend their time reading books that they don’t enjoy or hate. Why would you spend the time doing that to yourself when there is such a limited time to read books that you truly enjoy and want to read?
Remember that the more you read the more you’ll enjoy and with only 3000 books that you’ll be able to read, you better make every minute count while you read!