I love reading and I always have a massive list of books I want to get through, but not enough time to read them. So I found some ways to read in a smarter way and more quickly.
Start to recognize what you can skip and still have the story make sense. Long descriptions of locales that aren't central to the story, for example. Or a character's meandering thoughts. Or a predictable plot line that you already know the ending of. Once you look for those, you'll start to recognize good story too.
Reading skills ladder
“The best books don't have parts you can just gloss over.”