We’ve all been there. There’s no new reading material that appeals to you in the slightest bit. You don’t feel like reading, or perhaps you read something and quickly lose interest. This frustrating situation has a name: the dreaded READING SLUMP.
So what do you do? How do you overcome it?
There is no one right way to approach this problem, but in this post I’ll be sharing some of the tips that I find helpful in getting over a reading slump!
Stick to old favourites. Those books you’d read and reread over again? Pick them up and get started!
Switch up your usual genres. Read a book that isn’t in a genre you usually stick to. So if you tend to read a lot of YA, try picking up a mystery or thriller–anything that is a bit out of your comfort zone.
Reorganize your shelves. Sometimes, as you’re shelving and reshelving books, you’ll find a book you haven’t read yet or an old favourite that piques your interest!
Ask for recommendations. I know. It’s a little weird. As someone who loves reading, I’m used to being the friend who gives reading recs rather than someone who asks for them.
Watch shows or series. I’d recommend:
- While You Were Sleeping (thriller/suspense, romance, kdrama)
- Goblin (supernatural, romance, cinematic-quality kdrama)
- The Crown (historical)
- Daredevil (action)
- Sherlock (mystery/action)
Browse Pinterest. This has absolutely nothing to do with books or reading, but that’s the point. It’s okay to be in a reading slump. It’s okay to not constantly think about books. In fact, I think it’s a great idea to take your mind away from the constant pressure of trying to conquer your never-ending tbr list and focus on something else that doesn’t take much effort instead. Pinterest is great for garnering inspiration on almost any topic!
I hope this post helps those of you who are struggling to get out of your reading rut. I’d also love to know what you do to recover from the dreaded reading slump, let me know in the comments!
2 thoughts on “how to overcome reading slumps”
I used to fret over reading slumps for no reason. Now, I have a reason…. I absolutely cannot get into a slump because my whole reviewing career will come crashing and burning on top of my head! Oh well. It’s my fault I accepted too many books anyway. Haha! Nice post!
i totally get it! i have a tight schedule for reviews and book tours as well, so if i fall into a reading slump i feel like i’m shirking responsibility hahah :’) thanks for reading!
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