Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

[Faria] Sana says that often when we read, there’s a false “feeling of fluency.” The information is flowing in, we’re understanding it, it seems like it is smoothly collating itself into a binder to be slotted onto the shelves of our brains. “But it actually doesn’t stick unless you put effort into it and concentrate and engage in certain strategies that will help you remember.”

I’ve recorded all the books I’ve read for over ten years. Looking back on the lists reminds me how little I remember of most of them.