The Way You Read Books Says A Lot About Your Intelligence, Here’s Why

This is why the smartest people in the world own tons of books they don’t read.


“Even if you do not have the time to read them all, overstuffing your bookshelf or e-reader is good for you.” Jessica Stillman

“I maybe start half the books I get, and I probably finish a third of the books I start. And that works out to finishing 1–2 books per week.” — Patrick Collison

Smart reading hack 1: View books as an experiment

Smart reading hack 2: Do Fractal Reading

Smart reading hack 3: View your unread books as a reminder of how little you know

Personal library of Jay Walker, founder of
Thomas Edison’s Library
Personal library of Bill Gates

Smart reading hack 4: Abandon good books for great books.

Smart reading hack 5: Use books to create space in your mind for great ideas to collide

Smart reading hack 6: Read books like magazines

Ultimately, it’s not about how many books you finish.

By:Michael Simmons