In my school, there is less emphasis on reading and memorizing and more emphasis on learning to ask questions and look for answers BEFORE going to our teachers. Isn`t that what we will be doing all of our professional lives afterwards? There will be pathologies, treatments that we have never seen/done or rarely and will need to brush up on.
So we learn to use Brunner and Lewis, for example, as reference books, complementing lectures and handouts. I look up and read only when it is pertinent to what I am doing at that time. There is always required reading but you cover what helps you. For me, the mission is not to read the books cover to cover but to make them my friends
in times of need.
Perhaps exam requirements in your school oblige you to memorize all of your readings. If not, I suggest you use all these books more as reference material and ease off on the cover to cover reading. You will enjoy your courses more that way.