How fast can you read 200 pages of any book?

**It can take anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours to read 200 pages, depending on the book and reading speed. An average person can read 250 words per minute, and depending on the book, one page can have from 250 to 500 and up words per page.**

I recently tested this with my current paperback book, and I was able to read 30 pages in 20 minutes, which would translate into around 2 hours for every 200 pages or so.

Hardcover books can contain a lot more words per page, which means it will take longer to read 200 pages.

## How long does it take to read 200 pages?

**It might take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours to read 200 pages, depending on the book and reading speed. Paperback books have fewer words per page, so it is a lot faster to read 200 pages of paperback books, compared to hardcover books.**

It is important to also keep in mind that the information and time to digest the information might also vary. Reading scientific books can require more time to process the information, so reading 200 pages of scientific books can take a lot longer.

Taking notes about the book can also highly increase the time it takes to read 200 pages of any book.

Here is a table with examples of how long it takes to read any amount of pages in a given time. The first table is about smaller paperback books, which contain around 250 words per page, and the next table is about hardcovers with 500 words per page.

(wpm = words per minute)

### Table: paperback book 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: hardcover book 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 200 pages in a day?

**Reading 200 pages a day is a completely achievable goal, and it should take anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours to complete. The time varies depending on the book and the reading speed.**

Smaller paperback books can have a lot fewer words per page, which makes them a lot faster to read page vise.

Reading 200 words every day will add up to be a huge amount of books if you keep up that pace the whole year. It would translate to around 73 000 pages annually, which can be 146 books, each containing 500 pages.

200 pages a day is really ambitious goal and it might not be for beginners. I do have a post about good reading goals for a year, check it out if interested.

## Can you read 200 pages in 2 hours?

**Reading 200 pages in just two hours is possible. However, that would require you to be quite a fast reader, and the book to be paperback or other books with fewer words per page.**

Paperback books have fewer words per page, making it easier to achieve 200 pages in 2 hours. With more words per page, you could access the same information by reading fewer pages, but the same amount of words.

## Final thoughts

In conclusion, it can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours or more to finish reading 200 pages.

Determining factors for this are:

- Reading speed
- Book topic
- Word Density

Some books take more time to understand the information they are telling, and some may have a lot more words per page.

Basically, these three variables are what determine, how long it takes for you to read 200 pages.

Here is a post on how long it takes to read 100 pages.

Hopefully, this was helpful, have a wonderful day!