How you read is more important than how much you read. Good reading habits not only help you read more but help you read better.
Before starting to read a book (particularly non-fiction), skim through the index, contents page, preface, and inside the jacket to get an idea of the subject matter.
Look at your own situation and decide on genres or authors that might help you overcome current challenges.
Take notes, stay focused, mark up the book, build a vivid mental picture, make mental links, keep mental models in mind, stop when bored.
Consuming information isn't the same as learning information. The basic process of learning consists of reflection and feedback. - Apply what you've learned: Reading alone is not enough. Contextualize the knowledge. - Teaching others is a powerful way to embed information in your mind. Four steps: choose a concept, teach it to a toddler, identify gaps and go back to the source material, review and simplify. - Make Your Notes Searchable: Having a catalogue of everything you learn from reading creates a priceless resource. - Reread a great book right after finishing. The goal is not to read as many books as possible; the goal is to gain as much wisdom as you can.