The Cluster Approach To Reading Books

“Stitch together multiple pinhole views into a unique lens to examine the world — one that no one else will have unless they use the same list of books to stitch together the same lens.”

This is a simple, but clever way to choose books to read and get more value out of them.

Slava Akhmechet shares his cluster approach to reading books which revolves around choosing to read five books on a related subject that combined create a unique lens on a bigger subject.

As he explains:

“Every cluster has a goal of the form ‘study X through Y.’ Study American history through technological expansion, or study failure through one term presidents are just a few examples.”

Btw, I found this link in the How It Actually Works newsletter.

Related: How to read more books.