Recently, I learned that there are three types of readers. Depending on which type you are will result in whether or not you successfully maneuver the red books, Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History and Christian History of the Constitution.
Let me share with you:
- If a book is 100 pages or less, 60% of readers finish it.
- If a book is 200 pages or so, 20% of readers finish it.
- If a book is more than 200 pages, 3% of readers finish the book.
Wow! Statistically, only 3% of readers would ever finish any of the red books. Understanding these dynamics explains so much to me why there seems to be few people interested in reading them or so few who have made it from the front to the back of the book. I’ve struggled with it, too!
So, if you find that you place more in the 60% of readers group vs. the 3% of readers group, I have a great idea that may help you!
Let me show you:
The Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History book is 366 pages long. This can feel overwhelming to the average reader type. However, if you take the number of pages in the book and divide it into fourths, it makes the book readable for the 60% reader type!
My goal is to read just 2 pages a day which will take me 45.75 days to read 91.5 pages.This takes me about a month and a half to read 1/4 of the book. With my busy life, this works for me. How will you divide the number of pages up for your schedule?
Click here to access your Reading Goal Sheet for the T & L America’s Christian History book.