How to read at least two books in a month

Karthick Nambi
Nov 29, 2019 · 3 min read

Finding time to reading a book is becoming a difficult task. Squeezing time on a busy day to read a book could be difficult. Still, there are four ways in a day where one can increase his/her reading time.

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Kindle in phone:
Amazon Kindle is an app for Android and iOS users. Amazon is the largest online book store in the world.
With the Kindle app, you can start reading a book instantly. The Kindle app on a smartphone is a perfect combination of book reading. Waiting in a queue, traveling, while having lunch, you can open up the app and start reading.

My current book in Kindle app in phone: “Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up.”
By Tom Phillips.

Audible:

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Audible is an audio version of a book. Audible is also another Amazon product. Audible lets you travel through a book leisurely in a different voice. Audible books are expensive compared to their eBook or physical book cost. An Audible subscription can reduce the price drastically. I use Audible for books on shallow topics like productivity, self-improvement, etc. Audible lets you to listen to books while washing dishes, Travelling, Workout, etc.

My current book on Audible: “Life 3.0” by Max Tegmark

Hard book:

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Nothing can replace the smell of a new book. In the 21st century, many love to hold a physical book in their hands. I prefer physical books on subjects that need time to sit down and deep dive into the topic. I always carry one physical book in the bag. If I ever get an opportunity to sit in a place and read, I prefer a physical book.
My current hard book: “Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea” by Charles Siefe.


Kindle Paperwhite:

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Kindle Paperwhite is an e-reader from amazon which is connected to kindle cloud. Smartphones and Tablets make it challenging to read outdoors. Also, they strain your eyes in the night. Kindle Paperwhite is best for eyes, making it easy to read for a longer duration. Kindle Paperwhite also has features like thesaurus, dictionary, highlighting, etc. I prefer Kindle Paperwhite for long reading sessions and in the late evening.

My current book on Kindle Paperwhite: “The Anarchy” by William Dalrymple

Having these four methods you will always have a book close by which will increase your chances of reading more books


Subscriptions:

I would suggest any book lover to have the following subscriptions.
Kindle unlimited :
Kindle unlimited is a good option from Amazon. If you pay a monthly subscription fee, you are allowed to read unlimited books for a selected selection of eBooks. This subscription doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket and also provides an opportunity for reading books. At 9 euro per month its almost the cost of a book.

Kindle Audible subscription:
For 10 euro per month, you receive a credit. Using the credit, you can buy one book, whatever be the cost. You can return the book if you don’t like the book halfway through.

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