We are onto day number five of Blogtober and I have kept up with the posting and rather proud of myself for getting this far, I am the worst at posting regularly, so this is a great achievement for me and love this idea, so who ever created Blogtober a huge thank you to you before I start this post, its gotten me back into writing again and I find that I love blogging, so hopefully I am going to keep up the regular posting after this month, although not every single day that does seem a bit much.
There is nothing more painful that a avid book reader that has been caught up in a reading slump. Where nothing seems to peak your interest and books just seem like far off creatures that you want to end your relationship with. We have all felt this and we have all striven and battled to get back into reading again.
So I would like to share the books that got me out of reading slumps and just some tips to get yourself out of one. I hope at least one o them works for you, or even better combine a few of them.
- Eliza and her Monsters by Francessca Zappia
Now I adored this book and couldn’t put it down. I wanted it to just go on forever and I found myself unable to stop reading and taking my time reading it just so that it could last as long as possible. It got me out of one of my biggest reading slumps of the year. I hadn’t wanted to pick anything up, and on a whim picked up Eliza and her Monsters, as people had spoken about how good it was on Booktube and Book Blogs and so I thought I would give it a shot and the result was so worth it. So although it might not be a book to everyone’s taste it is a book that I can recommend if you want to get out of a reading slump and just remember, ‘There Are Monsters in the Sea’
- Read a childhood favourite
Sometimes I find that reading a book that you loved as a child can be a great way to get you back into reading again as it reminds you of just how much you loved books and it brings back memories of when you read that book and makes you want to create new memories with new books and carry on making them.
My go to favourite book to read for this is a book by Enid Blyton, it was the first book that I ever read on my own, unless you count the books you’re made to read for school (do schools still do that?) I was about nine and the book is called Come To The Circus. I still love it now, despite the fact that I could probably quote most of it by heart. It is a book that I am always going to love, no matter what.
- A book by Patrick Ness
Now this one doesn’t actually work for me as I don’t like his writing style and he just doesn’t really appeal to me as an author, but my sister swears upon him and says that he always gets her out of a slump, the moment she picks up one of his books she is useless for a few hours whilst she devours it, whether she has read the book before or not, so it is something worth trying.
- Book Buying Ban
This means anything, be that new releases that you are dying to read. You are not allowed to buy them until you have read about say 6 books from your current TBR, that means books that you own. I constantly do that with myself and often find that the books that I end up picking up are really good and I find new favourite reads by doing that all the time. You will be surprised how immersed you can get in a book that you pick up just to allow yourself to be able to buy hat new release that comes out at the end of the month that you desperately want to get to.
- Try watching some videos on Youtube by Book Bloggers, you may find something that you are interested in or even something that people are raving about that you already own you just never picked up and find that it is a book that you love in the end. It has happened to me before. Perhaps try a book from an author that you love or even a new to you author that you have had a hold of for ages and just never gotten around to.
Hope one of these helps you, let me know in the comments below. See you tomorrow.