Day 15/30: Speed Read The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby

Day 15/30: Speed Read The Great Gatsby – 218 Pages in 99 Minutes

This is day #15 of the One Book, One Day challenge. We’re going to speed read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald at 500 words per minute (WPM) using

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About the Book:
The Great Gatsby is a novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story takes place in 1922, during the Roaring Twenties, the post-World War I prosperous time in the United States. The book received critical acclaim and is generally considered Fitzgerald’s best work. It is also widely regarded as a “Great American Novel” and a literary classic, capturing the essence of an era. The Modern Library named it the second best English language novel of the 20th Century.

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Book Stats:
Pages: 218
How Long To Read: 99 minutes (at 500 WPM)
Published: 1925

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  • D. L. Burley

    WHY?! For the love of great literature….WHY!!??

    • Alek Sander

      Because there’s so much to read… And not enough time.

  • KP

    Halfway there!