How long to read 100 pages?

**It takes anywhere from 1 to 3 hours for an average person to finish reading 100 pages, depending on reading speed and the kind of book in hand. The average person can read around 250 words per minute. That means reading one page can take anywhere from one minute to three minutes.**

I tested this out with my current paperback book, and I found out that I was able to read a little bit over one page per minute while remembering what I had just read. Paperback books typically have around 250 words per page, whereas hardcovers can have 500 or more.

## How long does it take to read 100 pages?

**It takes anywhere from 1 to 3 hours for an average person to finish reading 100 pages, depending on reading speed and the kind of book in hand. The average person can read around 250 words per minute, which translates into 1 to 0,3 pages per minute, depending on the book.**

It is important to keep in mind that there are big differences between books. Some have 250 words per page, whereas others have close to 500 words per page or more.

The information in different books can also vary and the time it takes to digest that information might vary a lot.

Here is a table showing, how long it takes to read a certain amount of pages or words for slow, average, and fast readers.

(wpm = words per minute)

The first table is about smaller books, such as paperback books. In this case, we used 250 words per page, which is from the lower end of the spectrum.

### Table: how many 250-word pages in a given time

Pages (250 words each) | 150 wpm (Slow) | 250 wpm (Average) | 400 wpm (Fast) |

1 | 1,7 minutes | 1 minute | 0,6 minutes |

2 | 3,3 minutes | 2 minutes | 1,3 minutes |

3 | 5,0 minutes | 3 minutes | 1,9 minutes |

4 | 6,7 minutes | 4 minutes | 2,5 minutes |

5 | 8,3 minutes | 5 minutes | 3,1 minutes |

10 | 16,7 minutes | 10 minutes | 6,3 minutes |

20 | 33,3 minutes | 20 minutes | 12,5 minutes |

25 | 41,7 minutes | 25 minutes | 15,6 minutes |

50 | 1,4 hours | 50 minutes | 31,3 minutes |

100 | 2,8 hours | 1,7 hours | 1 hour |

200 | 5,6 hours | 3,3 hours | 2,1 hours |

300 | 8,3 hours | 5 hours | 3,1 hours |

400 | 11,1 hours | 6,7 hours | 4,2 hours |

500 | 13,9 hours | 8,3 hours | 5,2 hours |

1000 | 27,8 hours | 16,7 hours | 10,4 hours |

The next table has examples, of how long it takes to read a specific amount of pages, each containing 500 words with different reading speeds.

### Table: how many 500-word pages in a given time

Pages (500 words each) | 150 wpm (Slow) | 250 wpm (Average) | 400 wpm (Fast) |

1 | 3,3 minutes | 2 minute | 1,3 minutes |

2 | 6,7 minutes | 4 minutes | 2,5 minutes |

3 | 10 minutes | 6 minutes | 3,8 minutes |

4 | 13,3 minutes | 8 minutes | 5 minutes |

5 | 16,7 minutes | 10 minutes | 6,3 minutes |

10 | 33,3 minutes | 20 minutes | 12,5 minutes |

20 | 1,1 hours | 40 minutes | 25 minutes |

25 | 1,4 hours | 50 minutes | 31,3 minutes |

50 | 2,8 hours | 1,7 hours | 1 hour |

100 | 5,6 hours | 3,3 hours | 2,1 hour |

200 | 11,1 hours | 6,7 hours | 4,2 hours |

300 | 16,7 hours | 10 hours | 6,3 hours |

400 | 22,2 hours | 13,3 hours | 8,3 hours |

500 | 27,8 hours | 16,7 hours | 10,4 hours |

1000 | 55,6 hours | 33,3 hours | 20,8 hours |

## Can you read 100 pages in one hour?

**Reading 100 pages in one hour is possible. This requires two variables to be fulfilled: the book should be paperback to have fewer words per page, and the reader should be faster than the average reader.**

Not only is 100 pages a very ambitious goal, but the topic of the book might also play a role when it comes to speed reading. A new somewhat scientific topic might need a lot more time for you to process the information and remember it.

Instead of trying to beat your page reading record, try to read with thought. There is no point in reading educational non-fiction books if you forget everything you read.

I have tried speed reading myself, but it becomes really difficult to remember the information you just read. I could imagine it would be possible if you give it enough time to practice.

## Can you read 100 pages in 2 hours?

**Reading 100 pages in two hours is a completely possible and achievable goal. Considering it takes around 1 to 3 hours for an average person to read 100 pages, depending on the book, 2 hours is a realistic goal.**

Two hours is a much more realistic goal than one hour. By reading at your own pace without watching the clock, you can make sure you get as much value out of the book as possible.

Instead of trying to speed read and missing half of the points of the books, giving it enough time can make a big difference.

## Final thoughts

In conclusion, it is possible to read 100 pages within one hour, if the book is a paperback and you are an experienced reader.

Reading is one of those skills, that you can develop just by doing it. Of course, there are also different reading techniques that can help you to increase your wpm (words per minute), but those can also mean you remember less information.

Practice makes perfect also applies to reading. Do not expect to read 400 words in one minute, if you just bought your first book. Give it time, and you will get better at it, while also gaining really valuable knowledge.

If have not yet started your reading journey, here is a post about how to set good and realistic reading goals. Check it out, it might help you to get started.

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Hopefully, this was helpful, have a wonderful day!