3 Steps To Take Powerful Book Notes in Obsidian (And Finally Remember Everything You Read)

Stop forgetting what you read with this simple workflow

Matt Giaro
6 min readNov 29, 2021
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Are you tired of spending hours on reading a book and then forgetting 95% of it?

I hear you.

Instead of jumping straight into the next book you’ll read and forget there’s a better way. It’s to take the time to re-engage with your highlights so that you’ll finally remember everything you just read.

A great app to achieve this is Obsidian.

And I’ll share with you my exact book notes taking process.

Stop wasting your time reading books

Books play an essential part in our life as content creators.
They are one of the best (and cheap!) sources of knowledge and information.

But most people forget 90% of what they read.

Which makes it a waste of time.

What’s the point of reading a book for a couple of hours and only remembering one or two things?

It goes even worse:
How much of this tiny percentage of what we remember do we really put into action?

Here’s the truth: Unless you have the right workflow to take notes from your readings, you’re just wasting your time.

That’s why I want to share with you my book note-taking workflow.

It is easy to set up, and you can implement it right away.
Plus, it doesn’t require you to buy anything.
Everything we’re going to use is free (except the book itself or the Kindle 😄).

Even though this way of taking notes takes more work than the conventional way, you’re going to see that it will not only help you become more creative but also retrieve the nuggets you came across in your readings more effectively.

✍️ Are you tired of taking notes and not doing antyhing with them? Sign up for my FREE note-taking course (safe link to my website)



Matt Giaro

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