Speed reading may be one of the greatest skills to have. Think about how much more information you could obtain if you could read three books in the time it usually takes to read one. Well there’s a technique that speed readers use called the Bookends method. The idea is to focus your reading on the first and last parts of everything and skim the rest. For example, focus in on the first and last chapter of the book.
The first and last paragraphs of each chapter. And the first and last sentence in each paragraph. From an authors perspective, they want to help you understand their argument or story, therefore, the beginning and ending of each aspect of these, will help you understand the overarching theories in the book.