Reading Slumps…

Every reader falls into a reading slump at one point or the other. It makes you feel like there is no need to read and you can’t find a book that makes you feel excited about. I recently got out of one, which some last longer than others, and here are some ways and books that will help you get out of your reading slump!

Watch Something Fun:
  • Watching a movie is a great way to getting you out of a slump. The movie can be from any genre, good or bad, just as long as it clears your mind. Movies have a way of relaxing your mind, in ways that you don’t even know it. They send your brain thoughts that help you calm down and keep you thinking about other things. My tip it: Don’t watch something that you have watched before. Watching something that you have seen recently or a movie you watch a little too much will have you bored since you know what you know what is coming next.
  • Watch TV/Netflix: Find a TV show and binge watch it all. When you find this TV Show, which you will fall in love with, your mind will go straight to the TV Show and not to the books. You will be more focused on the show and will constantly watch that and think about that, and when you go and pick up a book, you will dive straight into a book.
  • There’s such thing as YouTube. Many people watch YouTube to find humor and find happiness when they feel down. While in a slump, YouTube could make you laugh and make the day go fly away because you are so attached to the videos. I know for a fact that I would not watch regular YouTuber, because I have reasons and my own beliefs of YouTube but I will watch people on BookTube, like xtinemay or katytastic or abookutopia.
Hang Out With Your Friends and Family:

Go out and have fun. Having fun is a great way to get things off your mind. When you’re having fun, the things that you are worried about will subside. Your mind will be thinking about all the fun you are having and being with the people you love and care about will help you with that state of mind. When you’re engaged with these friends in conversation, you will be so engaged with the conversation.

Take Some Time Away From The Home:

The house is where most of your books are so take a trip somewhere, out of town would be great! Go somewhere away from drama and just think. Check to make sure that there are not anywhere close to a bookstores close by because if you are like me in anyway, you will still buy books because you have a book buying problem. Take some pictures of your trip so you can look back on the trip and help you relax when you are stressed out or you are in a reading slump.

Just Deal with It:

Some people have a problem with accepting a problem, like being in a reading slump. A reading slump is something that happens to all readers at least once in their lives. When you accept the fact that you are in the middle of a midlife crisis, take a deep breathe a just leave the books on the side for a while. Give it a week at first. When that week has passed, pick up a book and see if that has helped you in any way. If it hasn’t, give it two to three days and repeat the process. Don’t rush it because you could risk messing it all up and your reading slump staying for a few other days.

Read Your Favorite Book:

We all have our favorite books, mine being Divergent, which no matter how much you will read it, you will never grow tired of it. Reading your favorite book will bring back the joy you have for reading and make you excited to read another book similar to this book. If that doesn’t draw you out of your reading slump, I don’t know what is wrong with your brain right now…

Imagine This:

You are not in a reading slump, but you just can’t find the right book to read. You just read the best book you have ever read in the whole entire world. You can’t get that book out of your head and you want to read a book that is similar to it. Here are some books/series that are similar to other ones.

If you liked The Mortal Instruments by: Cassandra Clare, check out:

  • The Infernal Devices by: Cassandra Clare
  • Lady Midnight by: Cassandra Clare
  • Vampire Academy by: Richelle Mead
  • Lux by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Hex Hall by: Rachel Hawkings

If you liked Harry Potter by: J.K. Rowling, check out:

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympian by: Rick Riordan
  • The Chronical of Narnia by: C.S. Lewis
  • The Hunger Games by: Suzanne Collins
  • The Giver by: Lois Lowry
  • The Magisterium Series: Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

If you liked The Selection by: Kiera Cass, check out:

  • Shatter Me by: Tahereh Mafi
  • The Jewel by: Amy Ewing

If you liked Throne of Glass by: Sarah J. Maas, check out:

  • Daughter of Smoke & Bone by: Laini Taylor
  • Touch of Power by: Maria V. Synder
  • Shadow and Bone by: Leigh Bardugo

If you liked The Darkest Minds by: Alexandra Bracken, check out:

  • The Archived by: Victoria Schwab
  • Razorland Series by:  Ann Aguirre
  • The Lunar Chronicles by: Marissa Meyer
  • Penryn & the End of Days by: Susan Ee

If you liked The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by: Michelle Hodkins

  • Shattered Souls by: Mary Lindsey
  • A Need So Beautiful by: Suzanne Young
  • Starcrossed by: Josephine Angelini

Hopefully you’re currently not in a reading slump right now! Just last week, I got out of a three month reading slump and it was terrible. That is one of the other reasons why I haven’t been reading or posting as much as I have.

What are some ways that you get out of some reading slumps? Do you do any of the things that I have listed below? Do you disagree with anything I said? Let me know in the comments!

Keep your eyes on the pages,

 ❤ Ann

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