Let’s talk bookish – reading slumps and how to overcome them!

This is a new meme created and hosted by J.R. @ Eternity Books, where each Friday, a certain bookish topic is discussed! Today’s theme is one I believe every bookworm has encountered once or twice (or thousand times) and if not, should count herself lucky. Here are my ways to overcome a reading slump!

#1 Browse through your TBR list and pick up the most intriguing book

I know it sounds so simple. But when you’re in a reading slump and feeling down, picking up a book might not seem so easy anymore. Which is why I tend to do this. I start from the bottom, because that way I usually don’t remember the contents of the books and therefore can’t connect any bad feelings with them. Pick the most interesting one and just start reading. I hope it works, it works for me anyways!

#2 Read five star reviews to encourage yourself

Whenever I read a review where a blogger praises a book and writes how phenomenal it is, I get carried away and only want to read that certain book in that very moment. It’s encouraging, like the words of a personal trainer saying This book is worth it, come on, you can pick it up. This feeling of overwhelming interest for that book doesn’t tend to last very long for me, so be quick to pick up a book!

#3 Reread a favorite that was gripping for you to get in the mood

You don’t have to read the whole book, maybe read the first page or the best chapter – what you need to regain that bookish feeling that makes you want to read again. For me, it’s picking up Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo that helped me overcome a reading slump – to read that first masterpiece of negotiation by Kaz Brekker was all I needed to want to feel overwhelmed by a book again.

I know, reading slumps are the worst, but these three things have helped me overcome them. So that’s it – happy (and successful) reading!

Author: Blogger Books

I'm a huge fan of Draco Malfoy, I love scones and tea time, I don't like horror movies and obviously I'm a huge book nerd.

8 thoughts on “Let’s talk bookish – reading slumps and how to overcome them!”

  1. All of these are great ideas!! I always try to re-read a favorite to get back in the mood whenever I don’t feel like reading so it’s great to hear that it works for you too! For me, when I’m in a slump, none of the books on my TBR seem interesting, so that one never works for me. I’ll try reading five star reviews next time to see if that works.
    Great post and thank you so much for taking part!!

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  2. ahh these are all such good tips! I havent read many books recently but I’m not actually in a slump – just doing quality over quantity! 🙂 but when they come reading slumps can be plain evil

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