Tuesday, August 21

Books To Fight Your Way Out of a Reading Slump


When in a reading slump, what kind of books do you recommend? 

Clare: Usually re-reads actually. Romances work perfectly, I just need to remind myself what I love most about reading whilst reading something that takes as little of my energy as possible!! 

Vera: Short, fast reads with a happy ending, and (if possible) a book you're fairly certain you'd love. Also, for those who enjoy rereading, I highly recommend picking up one of your favorite novels, that always works for me.

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What type of books do you read when you need to get out of a reading slump? Any specific recommendations?

36 comments:

  1. Clare: I have a copy of Illuminae and I'm trying to get into the mood of reading it soon.

    Vera: We both have The Kiss Quotient on our lists! And I've also read Wonder and loved the warm ray of sunshine that the book is. :)

    Jennilyn @ Rurouni Jenni Reads

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    1. I hope you get in the right mood for it soon! If you're in the right mood it goes super fast and is such a fun, easy read! I really, really need to read The Kiss Quotient because all I hear is amazing things.

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  2. Short reads for sure, and switching up genres... rereading as well. I've used all three, I think, when slumping.

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    1. They're all good ways, re-reading works best for me but reading slumps always seem so unique per person?

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  3. I haven't see Beauty Queens in so long. I loved that book when I read it (almost 7 years ago now. Thats crazy!) Illuminae would have made my list if it wasn't my co-blogger's turn to do the TTT this week. Great lists!!

    Amber ♥ The Book Bratz
    My TTT

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    1. I always want to bring up Beauty Queens because it is just so good!! I can't believe its been out for so long! Yikes.

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  4. Great list! :-) I love seeing Simon on lists. It's certainly a book worthy of getting you out of a slump! My TTT

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    1. Thank you! Totally agree, I'm so happy Simon's still receiving a lot of hype. :)

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  5. I also chose The Kiss Quotient! It's perfect for getting you out of a reading slump. I have Illuminae on my TBR, I should really get around to reading that one...

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    1. It was so daunting to me before I read it because of the format, but it actually reads super well! I hope you get a chance to read it soon!

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  6. Lots of read books recommendationz on here! I agree on rereads, it's always works for me.

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    1. My only problem is I then get stuck re-reading sometimes! Currently doing that and haven't read a new book in weeks! But at least I'm reading?

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  7. Simon vs is such a cute book! I don't read it while I was in a reading slump, but even if I did, I'm pretty sure it will help me get back into my reading mood!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

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    1. It really-really is!! It's one of those books I immediately wanted to reread, it just made me so happy.

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  8. I usually go for either a shorter read or a book by a favourite author of mine to pull me out of a slump.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/top-ten-tuesday-173/

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    1. Both of those are good ideas! I have a whole shelf of shorter reads ready for if I ever need them in a slump!

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  9. Rereading usually doesn't work for me unless it's been a really long time since I read the book, because I have this really strong memory for most books and I'll start rereading something and go 'I remember all this. Now I'm bored.' But I definitely get why rereading a favorite book would pull a lot of people out of a slump. I usually read a new book by a favorite author. Sometimes I read a romance, because I'm looking for something that doesn't take a lot of attention.

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    1. Oh yeah that definitely wouldn't work! I have the worst memory so I could re-read a book a month after reading it and be completely surprised. Romances are my favourites for getting out of slumps, especially re-reading a romance because it feels so comfortable and familiar.

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  10. Simon vs. and My Lady Jane are both great reads. I love books that can really make you laugh and they both fit the bill.

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    1. I agree - they manage to be funny AND have amazing characters, which makes them two of my all time favorites.

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  11. I'm a novella gal when I'm in a slump. I've tried all sorts of ways to read and power though but taking a break and reading shorter stories is what seems to work for me.

    A few great books & authors on your list though!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I've had such bad luck with novellas, I so rarely find ones that properly grab me so I tend to avoid them. But I've had a fair few recommended to me recently so might have to give them a second chance. And I can definitely see how they would be perfect for getting out of a slump!

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  12. Simon Vs can always get me out of a slump. I really loved Illuminae, too.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Same!! Simon is such a fast and adorable AND fun read. :D

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  13. The Kiss Quotient is a beautiful book.

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    1. It really is, I'm glad it's getting a lot of hype.

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  14. Illuminae and My Lady Jane are such great choices. Loved both of them!

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  15. Beauty Queens dhas been on my TBR for ages, I really need to get to it. Illusions of Fate is so pretty! I've not heard of it but I'll look it up ☺

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    1. It was the first Kiersten White book I ever read, and I love her now! Definitely recommended, especially cause its a standalone! And Beauty Queens is a super quick read so hopefully you can find time for it!

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  16. Romance books and old favorites DEFINITELY get me out of reading slumps. Stuff that are light and mindless, like Simon Vs. from your examples. ♥ You've also reminded me that I really need to read The Kiss Quotient already!

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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    1. Exactly - cute, fun reads are a great way to get out of a slump. The Kiss Quotient is FANTASTIC, hope you'll love it. :)

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  17. My slump busters are kind of a combination of what you guys like - fun and light with an HEA, preferably a romance. Kinsella does always make me happy, and TKQ is just THE BEST! Wonder!!! That book made my heart explode, and Moxie was a really empowering book. Loved it.

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    1. HEA is totally necessary for slump busting I think. Like I just need the certainty of a totally happy ending!

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  18. I LOVE that you've included Illuminae in this list. It's definitely a good book to get you out of a slump. I'm hoping Obsidio helps break mine haha.

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    1. Ooh Obsidio, I have THOUGHTS about that book! But yes that series is so good as a whole, especially for slumps!

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