Haven’t all of us struggled with finishing books which are thicker than our wrists?

And don’t we feel the joy of reading fading away, as it drags us on, and the destination never appears?

Reading thick books can be a big challenge.

But, fortunately, there are ways through which you can take the best from these books, without breaking your head over them.

Taking it slow and steady

It is important to keep in mind while tackling any big book that it is a long-term target, not a short one.

You need not rush to finish it in a couple of days, or a week.

Taking it slow, and making progress each day, not only helps in finishing the book but also gives you more time to appreciate the effort that the author has put in his or her work.

So, don’t despair!

Assigning parts for different days

Breaking the book into smaller sections that you would tackle every different day is highly effective.

This way, after the completion of each section, you are flooded with a sense of achievement, which only motivates you to read more.

Also, this method can help with better retention, as it can become really hard to digest thick slabs of information, all at once.

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Reading several books at the same time

Modernist writer, Virginia Woolf writes in her letters:

“I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.”

Reading many books at the same time can actually help you read more books over a longer span of time.

This way, you can switch from one book to another, depending on the frame of mind that you are in, and the book that best accommodates it.

Therefore, the thick book need not bore you, as you can move back and forth from it, while still maintaining an interest in reading.

Reading at the same time every day

Research proves that doing the same thing at the same time every day can help maintain consistency.

That is why reading at a set time every day can work hugely in your favour.

Kaizen, a Japanese practice is similar in this regard. It is based on the principle of continuous improvement and is entrenched in the idea that small positive changes can reap major improvements.

This has been proved highly effective in overcoming laziness.

I have a little of your trust now, don’t I?

Despite all this…

All this is in vain if there is no interest on your part to read the book.

It is only through a genuine interest that these habits or techniques can be inculcated.

That is why it is important that you make an active effort to take an interest in whatever it is that you are reading.

Now, what are you waiting for?

Go ahead, grab that thick book of yours and conquer it already!

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Sources: WikiHow, Quartz, Bookriot

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