How to Read 31 Books in Four Minutes How to Read 31 Books in Four Minutes. “Some lessons culled from a cross-section of America’s self-help oeuvre.” I wonder how accurate some of these summaries are… Hat tip: Dave Pell’s Next Draft daily email. By Brent Logan Engineer. Lawyer. WordPress geek. Longboarder. Blood donor. Photographer. More about Brent. View all of Brent Logan's posts.