How many books could you read in the time you spend on your phone? (infographic)

How many books could you read if you save time on emailing and texting

Aren’t you spending a little too much time on your smartphone? Aren’t you reaching for it a bit too often?

Music Magpie, a marketplace for music lovers, has prepared an infographic that shows how much time we spend on the phone monthly – and how many novels we could read instead.

On average the monthly time spent on certain phone activities reaches 120 hours. If you stopped using your phone completely, you’d read 24 novels per month!

We’re all guilty of spending a little too much time on our smartphones. With just the slightest compromise on your app-trawling habits, you’d be amazed how fast you could get through your book bucket list.

It’s obvious that social media takes the most of the time. In 23 hours devoted to exploring Twitter or Facebook, an average smartphone user could read five novels, including Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Come on, you can do it. Place a book reading app next to your Twitter or Facebook icon and try to devote 10 minutes a day to reading an ebook instead of going down the social timeline.

10 minutes a day for reading a book could make 5 hours per month! It’s enough to finish J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye or The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

If you, however, think a novel is too long for you, you can try reading short books, for instance, the ones you’ll read in under an hour each.

Make sure to see the original infographic on Music Magpie. Click or tap the infographic to see it enlarged.

How many books could you read in the time you spend on your phone #infographic

Via Entrepreneur.

More infographics to explore:

Tips and tricks

Library Extension for Chrome lets find library books as you browse for them on Amazon

Chrome extension finds matching library books while you browse Amazon, Goodreads

Library Extension for Chrome lets you instantly see print or digital book availability from your local library. So, you’ve found an interesting…

The waterproof Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 launched in 2017

Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O 2017 – tech specs, comparisons, pics, more

Everything you wanted to know about the new waterproof 6.8-inch Kobo Aura H20 (2017). Product details, comparisons with other waterproof e-readers, full tech specs, and more.

Gift ideas

Kobo Aura One & Kobo Aura Edition 2 case covers

11 cases for Kobo Aura One and Aura Edition 2

The list includes original Kobo cases for Aura One and Aura Edition 2, as well as covers from other producers, found on Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and Rakuten.

Best Apple iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9 cases sleeves - 2017 models

15 unique cases and sleeves for the 2017 iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9

A selection of the most functional covers and sleeves designed for Apple iPad Pro tablets released in 2017: Pro 10.5 and Pro 12.9. Leather sleeves, keyboard cases, stand covers, and more. Amazon, Etsy, Otterbox.

Best 50

The best images about books, libraries, and reading

50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries

A list of images about books, reading, and libraries, that were most frequently shared on Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media networks.

Best gifts for book lovers

50 best literary gifts for a modern-day book lover

This updated list of the best literary gifts for book lovers includes home decor, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and e-reader covers.

Let's connect

Share a comment

If you want to discuss the topic or ask a question, please share this post on social media. Make sure to mention us!

You can also contact us directly. Find more details here.

Get free updates via email

Powered by MailChimp
You'll receive email digests on Fridays at 2pm GMT / 10am EST.