WPM Speed Tests

Use one of our words per minute calculator to estimate your reading speed as best as possible!

Find your reading speed in words per minute using any of the following texts. Try to select the reading level that corresponds to the category of book you will be reading. All text samples are sourced from classic books provided by Project Gutenberg.

Easy or Elementary Reading Tests

The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter (Grade 5)

Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie (Grade 6)

Moderate or High School Reading Tests

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (Grade 8)

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (Grade 9)

Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne (Grade 11)

Hard or Collegiate Reading Tests

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (Grade 19)