Introduction: Books to Get the Most Out of Your Reading
If you are interested in becoming a more sophisticated reader, some of the information in this post will help you. Why is a post about books to get more out of your reading necessary? We learned to read when we were children, but we never got any updated training on how to read as we got older. The way we read as a child is very different from the way we should be reading as an adult.
To get the most out of your reading, the following books make great reference guides and are filled with tips on how to read more productively and also what to read. Not only do these books help you to become a more active reader, they also help you to be a more discriminating reader. English Literature classes were mandatory at the high school I attended, but I did not study it in college or university. There are times when reading great fiction, that you will need some assistance in understanding exactly what the authors mean. The following list of books will not only allow you to get the most out of your reading in the allotted time, but they will also enable you to better understand the text in the books.
Books to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Reading
- How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book), Mortimer Adler and Charles van Doren
- How to Read and Why, Harold Bloom
- How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Thomas C. Foster
- Who the Hell Is Pansy O’Hara?: The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World’s Best-Loved Books, Jenny Bond and Chris Sheedy
- The Reading of Books, Holbrook Jackson
- The Art of Thought, (The Thinker’s Library) by Graham Wallas
- The Book-Lover: A Guide to the Best Reading by James Baldwin
- The Great Books: A Journey through 2,500 Years of the West’s Classic Literature, Anthony O’Hear
If you read the above books at least once, then refer to them to refresh your memory, your reading time will be more productive, allowing you to get the most out of your reading. I host the strategic reading challenge to help you learn the skills you need for future jobs. To help you succeed, I created some short e-books to also help you to get the most out of your reading. The books are available for sale in the shop on my website.
Have you read?
- How to Read 30 Books in 30 Days
- How to Read a Book a Day for 30 Days
- The Formula for Generating Great Ideas
- Review: Who the Hell is Pansy O’Hara
- Review: How to Read Literature Like a Professor
- Review: The Great Books, Anthony O’Hear
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