Do not make the mistake of trying to develop the habit of reading books by treating it like a chore. If you treat it like a boring and mindless task, chances are high that you would focus more on the difficulties involved than on reading the book. You will focus on non issues like the total number of pages, the number of chapters and the thickness of the book.
Reading a book with 300 pages is a gigantic task if you are not interested in the subject matter. However, if you like the topic on which the book has been written, going through even 600 pages will not seem like a difficult task.
The best way to develop a reading habit is to focus on those topics that appeal to you. If you like reading fiction, then you should start with fiction books. This is the best way to develop a reading habit. As you read more and more books, you will realize that there are tricks that help one read books quickly.
Verbose and detailed explanations of minor points like the background scenery in a fiction book can be ignored. If you understand that a specific page does not have a significant bearing on the plot, your mind will simply assimilate the important points and will move on. These and many other tricks will work only when you start reading. Do it continuously and you will automatically become a good and fast reader. Soon, you will find that you can go through big books in a very short span of time.
If you do not know which genre you like, why don’t you start by reading classics that are liked by all? There are numerous options and choices available even in the field of classics. Romantic comedies, family tragedies, philosophical books- choices available to a person who is ready to read are endless. Once you are bitten by the bug, you will find that you can read, analyze and assimilate all types of books.