How Many Books Should You Read?

How Many Books Should You Read? To answer that question, a question must first be asked of you. Please consider your answer carefully. Here is that question. Where do you want your reading to take you? Books build a bridge to know where. Books also answer who, what, when and why questions.

Maybe you seek respite from the rigors of your daily life. A book of poetry can take you where relief can be found.

You may find learning about the lives of others to be instructive. Biographies tell us who they were and how they made a difference.

Are you in need of medical, scientific or engineering knowledge? Properly selected books will fill the need to know what you need to know.

The world has a long history and books can help you understand the when of things.

Why things happen is often best explained by books of philosophy or religion.

Still unanswered is the question of how many books you should read. The answer is that you should keep reading until you have gotten all that you first came to books to discover. Some will read an occasional book. Others will read many books over a lifetime of reading. Reading books is what matters. How many will take care of itself.

Now, where did I put my library card?

About authorbillramsey

During his forty-year professional career, Bill Ramsey wrote magazine articles and business newsletters. Now retired in the mountains of western North Carolina, he writes a blog and has published four books. Bill's 2015 collection of concise, real-life essays is titled "What Do YOU Think?" He has also written "Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery)" and "Now That I Think About It. Bill's books and are available from and on all e-readers. See Follow Bill on Facebook at
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2 Responses to How Many Books Should You Read?

  1. So many books, so little time! That “should” be everyone’s lament. 🙂 Nice job, Bill.


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