Book reading time calculator

Choose your reading speed:

0.5 Page(s) per minute

Reading speed may vary depending on factors such as genre and the number of words per page. To obtain a more accurate measurement, try reading one page of your book while using a timer.


Total reading time is 8 hours 20 minutes.

Or 500 minutes.

minutes a day.

I will be done reading in 8 days

How to use the book reading time calculator?

This tool can help you with estimating book reading time. First, choose your reading speed by clicking on the buttons 'Slow', 'Normal', 'Fast' reader. If you need the exact number of pages per minute, you can drag the Reading speed slider.

If you are not sure about your reading speed, we recommend grabbing a book and trying to read one page with a stopwatch. This way, you will know exactly what your reading speed is.

The only other thing that we need for calculation is the book length in pages. Find out how many pages your book contains. A typical book can vary from 200 to 400 pages. Adjust the number by clicking into the input area in the third box.

The result will appear in the third box. If you need to calculate how many days it will take to finish your book by reading for a few minutes a day, you can adjust that value in the fourth box. Change the number for the desired minutes spent reading, and the results will appear below.

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More about book reading time

How long does it take on average to read 100 pages?

On average, it can take around 2 to 3 hours to read 100 pages. However, this estimation can vary depending on several factors such as reading speed, comprehension level, complexity of the content, and distractions. A slow reader may take closer to 3 hours or more, while a faster reader may be able to read 100 pages in around 2 hours or even less.

What is average time for reading a Harry Potter book?

Average reading time for a Harry Potter book can vary. However, as a general estimate, it typically takes readers around 12 to 20 hours to read one of the Harry Potter books.

The length of each book in the series increases progressively as the story unfolds. The first book, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (or 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' in the United States), is relatively shorter and can typically be read in around 8 to 10 hours. Subsequent books in the series, such as 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' and 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' have slightly longer reading times, ranging from 10 to 15 hours.

As the series progresses, the books become longer and more complex. Books like 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' and 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' may take approximately 15 to 20 hours to read. The final two books, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' and 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' can range from 18 to 20 hours or more, depending on reading speed and engagement with the story.

These estimates are rough averages, and individual reading speeds and habits can significantly impact the actual time taken to read each book.

What was the largest book ever published?

Largest book ever published is called 'Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom'. This enormous book measures a whopping 5 feet by 7 feet when opened and weighs approximately 133 pounds (60 kilograms). It contains stunning photographs showcasing the natural beauty and culture of Bhutan. Imagine the size of the bookshelf needed to accommodate that!

What was the smallest book ever published?

The smallest book ever published is called 'Teeny Ted from Turnip Town' It holds the Guinness World Record for being the smallest reproduction of a printed book. The book measures just 0.07 x 0.10 mm (0.0035 x 0.004 inches) and contains 30 pages with text and illustrations. The book is so tiny that it requires a microscope to be read. It was created by the Canadian author and artist Malcolm Douglas Chaplin in 2007. The book is an impressive feat of miniaturization and craftsmanship.