Reading At Least 100 Pages Per Day (And A Total of 9 Books) For A Month

Here’s my commitment. Comment yours below

If there’s one thing the world wide web is good for, it’s inspiration and accountability. Okay so that’s two things, technically, but we’re gonna roll with it.

It was a few days ago whilst browsing articles on Medium, that I realized how fundamentally I longed to finish a couple good books this month; to bask in the feeling of contentment and accomplishment that comes as a subsequent reward for spending an afternoon (or two) devouring a pile of pages.

Simply put, my ‘to-do’ list of books to get through had grown uncomfortably long and neglected. I needed action.


I have decided to commit myself to reading 100 pages per day. In fact, I’m already four days into this commitment, and so far I have to say it’s going well.

Further to merely making a public declaration of my commitment, I wanted to also share the books I’m going to be reading over the course of this experiment.

Maybe you’ve already read them and wish to engage in a discussion, maybe you’ve been contemplating reading them, too, or maybe I can act a source of inspiration for you to come up with your own literary commitment. Feel free to comment down below, either way!

Reading Schedule:

Normal People by Sally Rooney (266 pages): Nov 14th-16th.

A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami (353 pages): Nov 17th-19th.

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (574 pages): Nov 20th-25th.

Brief Answers To The Big Questions by Stephen Hawking (220 pages): Nov 26th-28th.

Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson (317 pages): Nov 29th-Dec 1st.

Humans by Tom Phillips (299 pages): Dec 2nd-4th.

Love Your Imposter by Rita Clifton (257 pages): Dec 5th-7th.

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (627 pages): Dec 8th-13th.

Midnight In The Garden Of Good and Evil by John Berendt (386 pages): Dec 14th-17th.

That’s 3,300 pages total, 9 books, and just over a month. Good luck to me… I’ll be sure to report back at the end.

Alexandra Walker-Jones — November 2020

Writer and published author with an international background in psychology, nutrition, and creative writing. I’m just here to learn ;)

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