It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #21 | Experimenting with my Reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
What I Read Last Week

I read two books this week, down from four last week. I absolutely LOVED The Haunting of Hill House. I recommend not reading it in the middle of the night when the lights might turn off all of a sudden as you read the scary parts... 

I experimented with reading faster when reading Kitchen. I read 152 pages in 1 hr. 40 min. I didn't do any techniques which I may do later for my shorter reads in the future. I still enjoyed the story and had the character in my head which I never want to lose. I just think it's a fun experiment to see how fast my reading can get. I was originally at 237 wpm and then I went up to 304 wpm just trying to go faster. I don't know how accurate that is though to be honest.

Currently Reading

I started Her Royal Highness yesterday. I heard it was cute so I thought I would give it a try. It's a fairly easy read. I can't tell yet if I'm going to like it. I think when the main character meets the love interest I'll have a more concrete opinion on the story.

Up Next 

After Her Royal Highness, I think I'll read my NetGalley ARC - The Okay Witch. It looks like a cute graphic novel that I will easily be able to enjoy. For a more darker read, I want to get into The Kreutzer Sonata by Tolstoy. It's a short and dark read which I've been into lately.

Last Week's Posts

Have you ever experimented with speed reading?
Are there any readathons you plan on participating in July?


  1. Nice looking assortment of books. I am not a very fast reader. I get to the number I get to each week by reading constantly instead. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. I've never tried speed reading. I think I'm a pretty fast reader anyway, and I would be worried I would miss too much!

  3. It's funny, I sometimes read faster or slower depending on the book, or even the type of book. Haven't really thought about it much before, but yeah... I do now that I think about it. :)

  4. I don’t find speed reading practical for fiction, though it helped when I was at uni with research. I read about 100 pages an hour which seems to be faster than most people anyway.

    Have a great reading week

  5. Quite eclectic, actually! I too don't read that fast!


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