“A reading slump is a time in which an avid or hobby reader fails to read and enjoy a book as much as they would like”.
Aloha and welcome to my blooooooog! I am writing today about the best ways I’ve found to get myself out of a reading slump – something I’m sure we’ve all experienced at some point.
1 – I write instead. Sometimes we can be in a slump because of something in our personal life and writing about that (you don’t have to publish it ovbs) can help you get your thoughts and feelings in order which can clear your mind.
2 – Reorganise your bookshelf. Clutter makes me so mad, and to see my books all untidy, stacked up on the bedside table, the bookcase and other random places really doesn’t look inviting. So I sort them out! Often I’ll find a book that I’ve been meaning to read for ages and crack it open with a brew once I’m tidied up.
3 – Check out new blogs or blogs I already follow. Okay, I admit, I go full stalker mode sometimes and I’ll be a year deep into someone’s blog making a list of books I’ve seen that they’ve reviewed that I want to read.
4 – Re-read an old favourite. Soz but HP isn’t included in my reading slump, I will read these books even when I’m dead and they are my go-to books. So whenever I’m feeling a bit meh about reading I grab my HP collection and crack on.
5 – Ride the slump out! It sounds hard, and when you’ve got ARC to review and an overflowing TBR list it can seem daunting to just go with it, but sometimes that’s the best thing to do. You’re usually in a reading slump for a reason and just like your body needs a rest from exercise it needs a break from other things too and that’s okay❤️
What are your best ways to get out of a reading slump? Let me know in the comments below!