We’ve all seen the day when we did not feel like reading *gasp*. Most times that is simply a momentary feeling and you’ll pick up a new book the next day and get sucked back into your reading hole. The real trouble is when you have that same feeling the next day. And the next. And the one after that. I have some book suggestions to get you out of the awful, horrible and disgusting book slump.
1. Try a new genre
I know this suggestion is not the easiest one to take. As a creature of habit I like to stick to the same genre but recently I was rescued out of my reading slump from 2 wonderful historical fiction books.
If you typically read fantasy books (like me), I suggest:
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee This book is such a fun adventure and replicates the fun of a fantasy novel in a completely new and fresh genre.
Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco This book is so incredible and has so many exciting twists and adventures. I never knew that crime solving could be so much fun!
If you typically read contemporary try…
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand Sawkill Girls is a complex tale of friendship with mystery/thriller woven into it. This book is fantastic and I suggest this book for anyone, especially contemporary readers.
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver This book is atmospheric, eerie and thrilling! It pulls you right in and will not let you go until you reach the end.
2. Try An Audiobook
Personally, I think audiobooks are great to get you back into the habit of reading! You can find great audiobooks on Audible, Scribd, your library and more. Here are some of my favorite audiobooks that engaged and excited me:
Sadie by Courtney Summers With a full cast and unique podcast format, Sadie definitely stood apart from other audiobooks. It was a fascinating mystery that kept me listening until the very end.
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody This audiobook had a fabulous narrator who told the story so well! I loved the magic system in this book and the protagonist Enne is a character you’ll love for sure.
3. Reread a Favorite
Rereading a favorite book always grabs me back into reading. It reminds me why I love to read so much and why that book is my favorite! I do not know what your favorite book is, but here are a few of mine:
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
4. Read a New Release
Lastly, you can read an exciting new release to get out of a reading slump! In 2019 there are several eye-catching releases for each genre! These are some that I am looking forward to.
For contemporary readers:
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills
For fantasy readers:
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Stain by A.G. Howard
For mystery/thriller lovers:
The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Thank you for reading and I hope this pulls you out of your slump!