How long does it take to read a book? Home › Forums › Writer’s Digest Forum › Book Discussion › How long does it take to read a book? This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by sherryherrod263 5 months, 1 week ago. Author Posts February 3, 2018 at 5:50 pm #346771 Anonymous It takes me 1/half hours at a children short storys to finish a book,I think its easier to read short storys to build up my vocabulary April 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm #655484 sherryherrod263Participant I think you’re right. Reading is a key to improving many skills. If your posts here are any sort of indication, your tenacity is to be applauded! Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.