The DREADED reading slump. We've all been there, and sadly, it's inevitable. Thankfully, there are ways to get out of one. I have a post up with my tips, but I decided to make an even more in depth post about the books that I always turn to when I'm in a reading slump... Aka right now.
1) Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
Honestly, you saw this one coming. This book is probably on every positive list about books I have, simply because I loved it so much. It's always a joy to reread this book!
2) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling
Any childhood favourite will do the work, but this one in particular is such a loved book of mine. I love the characters, and the plot in this third book is my favourite in the whole series. Sirius Black though.
3) Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
A recent read that easily found its place on my list of top 10 favourite books. Fangirl didn't struck me as much, and I don't see myself rereading it at all, but Carry On was magiCKal.
4) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne
Although I didn't even enjoy this book that much, it was so short and entertaining that you just finish it really quickly and kind of crave more. After reading that book, I was in need for historical fiction...
5) In Real Life, by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
Because it's a graphic novel, I can easily get into the story and finish it. Plus, the plot and idea behind this book is so good and entertaining, but carries a wonderful message. Short novels/books always get me out of reading slumps really fast, so this is one of my go-tos!
Not going to lie, I am currently in a horrible reading slump, but have started The Girl on the Train because of all the good things I've heard about this book. Hopefully, it's good enough to get me out of this slump I've been in for the past 3 months!
Thanks for reading, if you read any of these books be sure to tweet me or comment!
It is totally normal to not be able to finish a book. Whether it's because you're not interested, not in the mood to read or simply that the book is not up to your standards, not finishing a book is fine.
There are many books that I haven't been able to finish, for example Kendall and Kylie's fantasy book. I think that as bookworms, we find it hard to put down a book without having read the last page of it, but forcing yourself to read is the worst idea ever. Not only does it put you in a reading slump, you will find reading (a task that you usually enjoy) hard and burdensome.
What I suggest what you can't finish a book is to
1) Put it down for the moment
Don't give it up completely. If the reason you can't finish it is because you are not feeling the book, but still like it, then give yourself a break. Wait a few days or a week before picking it back up.
2) Watch book reviews of the book
Sometimes it's hard to continue reading a book if you think that the ending will not meet your expectations, or that you simply don't find it as good as you thought. By watching book reviews, you can see what others thought of that same book and how they interpreted some things that you haven't noticed. That way, it gives you a new understanding of the book!
3) Put it down completely
This is the hard thing to do, but if you don't like what you are reading, there is no purpose in continuing. Do not waste your precious time on a book that you don't enjoy when there are so many more out there you could be reading!
4) Pick up another book from the same author
If it isn't the writing style that is bothering you, try something else from the same author. Maybe reading something that is familiar but with a different plot line will help you understand what you like and dislike about the first book.
5) Read the book somewhere else
I know this sounds weird, but a change of environment can help you read. Sometimes, reading in your house can get boring, so bring that book to a nearby coffee shop or a local library, and read it there. Reading it in a different place might help you get into the story more!
Here were my 5 tips on what to do when you can't finish a book. Trust me, I have experienced this many times and although it is unpleasant, it happens. That's how you know if you liked a book or not!
Thanks for reading,
I haven't made a book haul in ages, but I'm finally back with new books! I ordered everything online on sale, either with my own money or a gift card I got for Christmas from my friend!
1) In Real Life, by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
I have been meaning to read this for so long and I finally can! After this post I'm jumping right into it!
2) The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
This is another one I've been meaning to read, and now that I have it I cannot wait to see what the hype is about.
3) The Fifteen First Lives of Harry August, by Catherine Webb
I have to admit this isn't a book that interested me that much, but recently, many people have been talking about it and it sparked my interest. Hopefully I can read this one soon!
4) My Life Next Door, by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Another Y.A. romance... I'm a sucker for those! And so many people love Huntley Fitzpatrick, I figured I should join in on the fun and read one of Fitzpatrick's books.
5) The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith
I have absolutely no excuse for this one, except that I needed another 6$ to get free shipping. I've heard mixed things about this book, but I'm always excited to read another romance book for teens!
6) The Queen of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen
Typical Katherine, buying the first of a series she swears she'll read but doesn't... I have yet to read Throne of Glass and Ms. Peregrine's, why did I buy the start of another series? It was on sale. Oops.
I hope you enjoyed this short haul, and let me know if there are any books on this list you think I just read first! Thanks so much,