How Fast Do You Read?

I spotted this on my Twitter feed and I just had to check it out. (Good thing it wasn’t a typing test. I originally typed the title of this as “How Fast Do You Reed?” because I had “feed” in my head at the same time.)

My results:
I read 552 words per minute, which is 121% faster than the average person.

At that rate, I could read:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2 hours and 19 minutes
Lord of the Rings in 14:27
Catch-22 in 5:16
Nineteen Eighty-Four in 2:41
Grapes of Wrath in 5:07
Last of the Mohicans in 4:24
War and Peace in 17:44
the Bible in 23:29 (that one totally blows my mind)

You can take the test by clicking the image below. Be sure to come back and share your results!

ereader test
Source: Staples eReader Department

12 thoughts on “How Fast Do You Read?

  1. I’m a slow reader–192 wpm, 23% below the national avg. I knew I am slow at reading, but didn’t think I was this slow! I’m sharing this on my blog too today with a link back here. Very interesting!

  2. Took it three times just to make sure:

    First attempt 598 wpm ( I wasted some time trying to scroll down to see if the story went further before I saw the end button)
    Second attempt 935 wpm (mostly dialogue)
    Third Attempt 834 wpm (prose)

    Sounds about right. I was reading over my husband’s shoulder and told I’d read both pages three times before he actually flipped the page.

  3. I got 415 at the highest- always higher than an 11th grader but not as fast as a college student. *shrugs* and I know from personal experience on some of the books that the stats are very close to accurate- of course reading speed altars depending on time of day and distractions around. But fun test at anyrate!

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