Reading Non-Fiction?

Forget the old school method and use Thematic Learning Approach

Aniket Saraf
4 min readOct 20, 2022
A girl standing in front of a personal library and reading a book
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Non-fiction books are great reads. They teach the practicalities of the world in no time. I often read them to stay updated with worldly affairs. I’ve read over 20 books and will never stop reading 500 more.

But last year, I found a glitch in my neural neural system.

My friend asked me — ‘Aniket, have you read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?’, and I said yes!

Then he asked, ‘Can you share the book in brief?’ And, I was like — Err…I don’t remember much.

I cannot fake I know things and appear smartass to my friend. I cannot cheat myself pretending I am wise because I have read a lot.

That day I realized I am a sucker. I’ve forgotten what I read.

I was leaking knowledge — Fatal System Error!

You might be reading the best books. But if you cannot remember what you read, you will not be able to apply what you learned. Then for what the heck did you read that book?

There is no point in reading non-fiction if you cannot get the returns (ROI) from your reading.

How I solved this problem?



Aniket Saraf

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