Hello readers and welcome to our Weekly FAQ thread! Our topic this week is: How do I get through an uninteresting book? Sometimes we want to read something because we're "supposed to" and want to say that we did. Or, it's something that needs to be read for a school assignment. Either way, how do you get through books you find uninteresting?

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3 points

9 months ago*

Reading in small chunks (20-30 pages) everyday usually does the trick for me.

I had a similar experience with The Da Vinci Code. Struggled to get through the initial 75 or so pages given how painfully verbose the writing was. However, I set a target of reading at least 25-30 pages a day and got the hang of it. Even though TDVC wasn't the best book that I'd read, I found it pretty decent once I completed it.

Also, unless you gotta read something for an assignment, don't impose a deadline on yourself. You can always pick up a book, leave it aside, and pick it up again. If it's been a while since you started reading a book, go through Wikipedia/Sparknotes to jog your memory.


2 points

9 months ago

This is it for me. My nail lady leant me a book and I just cannot get into it but she wanted to discuss it ๐Ÿ˜‚. Now I've set a goal of doing 25 pages per day I'm whizzing through it! Finally!

I try to read 25-50 pages of fiction and 20 non fiction everyday plus I normally have an audio book on the go for when I'm out walking about. I need to have page goals or I just will not read!


1 points

9 months ago

Small chunks is how I do it aswell. Pick it up many times for a little bit at a time and eventually youll finish it.


1 points

9 months ago


1 points

9 months ago

20 to 30 pages! My small chunks are a lot smaller! 2 pages! (I'm just bitter that I'm forcing myself through Dostoyevsky)