Top Ten Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump

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Top Ten Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump

First of all, reading slumps are COMPLETELY NORMAL. I didn’t even realise, but I’ve basically had a reading slump every year I’ve been blogging, and I’ve been blogging for 6 years now. Don’t feel bad if you experience one. Being a blogger can be stressful, and sometimes real life needs to come first. Being in a reading slump can be really hard. You want to read, but nothing is holding your interest, and it’s been months since you read a good book, and damn, you just really want that book high.

Today I’m going to share with you the books that pulled me out of them.

Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

Yes, good old Twilight. I know people still hate it, and it’s fun to mock, but at one point, it was really popular. I fell into a year-long book slump after I graduated from University with a Literature degree. I didn’t read anything in a year. Twilight was the book that got me back into reading. It was so engaging and easy to read. Thank you, Twilight.


Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

This pulled me out of a book slump in 2014.

The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling

This pulled me out of a book slump in 2015.

Emily Chambers: Spirit Medium by CJ Archer

Pulled me out of a book slump in 2016.

The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

Pulled me out of a book slump in 2017.

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

If all else fails, you can always revisit an old, comforting favourite. You don’t even have to start with the first book in the series. Pick your favourite book, pick your favourite chapter, so whatever it takes.

Entwined by Heather Dixon

This book gave me a book high that lasted for several months and if I ever get desperate enough to break a book slump I’m pretty  sure it will help me out.

Gold and Gaslight Chronicles by Andrea Berthot

I wasn’t exactly in a slump when I read these books, but they were the best ones I had read in a LONG, long time.

Ruined by Amy Tintera

I might not have been in a book slump when I read this, but I feel like it was a particularly good book in a not so great time for me.

My final suggestion for reading your way out of a book slump:

Read a book outside of your usual review genres with no expectation of reviewing it!

What do you think? What are some books that helped you out of a book slump? Let me know in the comments below!


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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11 thoughts on “Top Ten Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump

    1. Nemo

      I fell HARD for Ruined, though I felt the other books weren’t quite as good. Same with Snow Like Ashes to be honest! The final book was a little hard to get through in some places but it was worth it in the end.

    1. Nemo

      I’m so sad to hear that about Snow Like Ashes! I know it’s not for everyone but I really enjoyed it. Harry Potter is the best!

    1. Nemo

      I think DeStefano has a really beautiful, elegant, lyrical writing style that I really enjoy. I’d read her shopping list. Not that it would have anything apart from Starbucks and cat food on it.

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