Sorry for being MIA. I wrote a quick post a couple of posts ago explaining why and have left it up as it still applies. I’ve been meaning to do T5W for a couple of weeks now but due to being MIA, I haven’t. So, here it is!
This weeks topic: Books to get you out of a reading slum
(This is not in order)
Clockwork Angel/ The infernal devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
This is one of my all-time favourite books. I absolutely love the characters and think they are the best characters to get you out of a reading slump. The plot is amazing and I was not someone who read much until I read this series. As it is a fantasy, I didn’t think I would enjoy it at all but I gave it a try anyway. So if it got me reading, I think it would help get someone out of a reading slump!
2. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Okay, this is actually a pretty bad book, its cheesy, it’s written poorly, but holy balls was I hooked. If you really can’t stand cheesy stories about girls falling in love with ‘bad boys’, then this probably won’t do it for you I’m afraid, but if a bit of cheese is your guilty pleasure, then this book is perfect. Despite it being a pretty crap book in everyway, I was deeply hooked on the plot, I can’t lie. Though I did read this 2 or 3 years ago, so maybe my opinions changed…
3. Holding up the universe by Jennifer Niven
While I much preferred ‘all the bright places’, this book makes me so much happier. I can’t say the plot is that extraordinary, but I do love the characters and the relationships. I just think it would be a really lovely read to get out of a slump.
4. Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
This one is probably a pretty obvious one, or at least to those who have read Harry Potter! Sometimes I feel returning to a book you love is perfect for getting out of a reading slump and I think for anyone who’s read Harry Potter feels like returning back to the world is such a comfort. Plus, rereading a book you love means you don’t have to focus as much since you probably know what’s going to happen and it’s nice getting all those little memories back. And for those who haven’t read Harry Potter, I recommend starting!
5. The Selection by Kiera Cass
I think this would make a brilliant getting-out-of-a-reading-slump book. There’s just something about it. It’s got quite an easy to read writing style and is a fun plot, a bit like the hunger games but a little lighter. It’s not too long which is always a huge pro when you’re in a reading slump. Again, it’s probably not the best book in the world, but I think when you’re in a reading slump, you need a book that’s light, without complex sentences and plots and characters.
I’m not entirely sure if any of these books have gotten me out of a reading slump or not, but I think I’ll be turning to one of them if a reading slump comes along!
Feel free to share any books that got you out of a reading slump!
Lucy 🙂 x