Not sure how scientific or credible this test is. It's fun, so there it is.
Click on the image below to try to the Staples reading test. Read a page from a well-known novel, answer three questions. Discover how many words per minute you read with comprehension. Find out how you compare to average reading speeds for others like high school juniors or college professors. See how long it will take for you to read several classic novels at your reading speed.
How does your reading speed compare to others?
What books would you actually try to read because of this test?
Semi-related. Books I'm reading right now.
Two books about Mars--a novel about human conflict and revolution on a terraformed Mars in the not-to-far-away future, and a treatise on what it will take in terms of science and politics for humans to even get to the red planet.
Also, a densely-worded work by Anglican theologian named John Milbank on why he basically despises the social sciences while at the same time guarding the portions he thinks aid a theological program. Now, I've just entered into the mountainous terrain of Milbank's mind, so there's much more to be said about what will be read.
All of these books make me feel like I'm walking with giants.