So I decided to turn to you, dear readers, to discover your favorite reading slump reads! What do you do when you're in a reading slump? What books have helped pull you out? Do you take a break from reading for awhile? How do you beat your reading slump?
Monday, November 1, 2010
I hate reading slumps, but they hit even the best readers. You know the feeling-when you really want to read but you can't seem to find a book that feels right or "hits the spot." You can't seem to finish anything you start or find any book appealing. It's not that the books are bad-there are great ones in your pile. It's just reading isn't fun at the moment or it feels like a chore. As an avid reader, reading slumps are the worst! And the past few weeks I've felt like I've been in one.
I know at least for me, when I'm in a reading slump, I just want to find that perfect book that makes me not want to stop reading and I want to finish it in one sitting. And that's not always easy to do-especially since I have so much going on! I was feeling frustrated that I couldn't even manage to finish a book, so I ended up reading a bunch of short tween graphic novels and that made me feel better-I read five books in one afternoon-that's a great feeling!
In the past, the following books have helped my reading slumps:
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (this is my current pull me out of a slump read!)
Really awesome romances seem to work best for me or reading an adult title after only reading YA for months.