The first test I took said I read 318 wpm with 91% comprehension. Not too bad, considering it was a nonfiction excerpt. I would imagine I am not alone in the world of reading when I read nonfiction more slowly than fiction. The second test, which was a fiction sample, gave me a result of 511 wpm with 100% comprehension. It also told me how long it would take me to read some well-known books, IF I could keep up that same reading speed. Turns out it would only take me 19 hours and 9 minutes to read Tolstoy's War and Peace. Well, if that's the case, why have I abandoned the effort twice, after only reading a third of the book each time? Surely I can persevere for 19 hours! Can we factor the very confusing and all-too-similar Russian names into that statistic, please? Sorting those out probably tacks on another hour. . .or two. . .
So how fast do you read? Anyone feel like tackling War and Peace with me? (A 19-hour marathon reading session? Nope, still don't think I'd make it.) Click on the links to take the tests. Share your results, if you like!