I recently went through a mini reading slump 😦 However, my reading slumps are never more than a week long nowadays mainly because I’ve created a mini system on how to get out of them. Today I decided that I will be sharing my system of getting out of the dreaded reading slump.
At the end of last year and at the beginning of this year, I went through a horrible reading slump that lasted over three months. To make it worse, it was my summer holidays since I’m from Australia and I missed out on two months where I could’ve been reading. It wasn’t fun.
However, I was able to get through it *YAY* and over the past few months, I have able to create a little system on how to get out of reading slumps, plus I have created a list of recommendations that have helped me. So, lets start with the tips on how to get out of reading slumps:
1.Don’t force yourself to read:
Forcing yourself to read will only make the reading slump worse. If your struggling to read the book your reading, put it down, have a break from reading for a couple of days and when your ready, pick up another book.
2.Have a break from reading:
Sometimes we need a break from reading and that is totally fine. Taking two or three days off from reading can help quite a bit. Put your book down for a little while, do something different like spending time with your family or going for a walk. Eventually you will feel ready to go back to reading.
3.Read what you want to read:
Quite often we get into reading slumps because of the book we’re reading. If you are struggling to read a book and you feel like you’re about to get into a reading slump, stop reading that book! Put the book down and start another one. You can always pick the other book up another time when you’re ready.
And, here are some recommendations for books for those who are in a reading slump. Please note that this is more for fantasy readers. I’m not a huge contemporary reader unfortunately. I might create a list of contemporary books sometime in the near future. Now, onto the book recommendations.
Throne of Glass:
I would definitely recommend Throne of Glass. This book got me out of a three month reading slump and I am so grateful for that because that reading slump was not fun.
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.
The Luna Chronicles:
The Luna Chronicles are a great book to get you out of a reading slump. The books a wonderfully written but aren’t overally complicated, making them a great way to get out of reading slump.
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
An Ember in The Ashes:
An Ember in The Ashes is a great book once again to get out a reading slump. It once again is not overally complicated so it would ease you back into the reading process and overall is a wonderful read.
Laia is a slave.
Elias is a soldier.
Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
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