I’M IN A READING SLUMP! SEND HELP!

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Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with another chatty sort of post, I think these might become a thing on my blog, but I’m not sure yet! Anyway, this month I’ve been in a really sucky reading slump and honestly, I’ve tried ignoring it, feeding into it and all the other methods I could think of but nothing is working! So, if y’all have any tips, I’d appreciate it! šŸ’•šŸ’•

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EVERYTHING I’M “CURRENTLY READING”

I didn’t realise how many books I’d recently added to my currently-reading shelf on Goodreads but there’s way too many!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) Who's a Good Boy? (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #4) Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) Mansfield Park Foolish Hearts Stormbreaker

  • Harry Potter 1 – 24% – I have been reading this since October last year, honestly wtf.
  • Breaking Dawn – 14% – I was buddy reading this series with Rebecca so it’s shameful that i haven’t finished this yet.
  • Who’s A Good Boy? – 10% – This series is amazing so I’m okay with getting through it gradually.
  • Thunderhead – 5% – I started this as soon as I finished Scythe and then I just sort of forgot I was reading it???
  • Mansfield Park – 5% – I had a bit of an Austen binge at the end of last year and this was my next read on the list. I started it but again, sort of forgot I was reading it. I am really hoping to finish this before I start school again though!
  • Foolish Hearts – 7% – Rebecca put this on my tbr and I’m really enjoying it so far I just need to remember to keep reading it!
  • Stormbreaker – 20% – I just started this today and I honestly haven’t had this much fun reading in a while!

EVERYTHING ON MY TBR

Point Blanc The Mysteries of Udolpho  Northanger Abbey Assassination Classroom, Vol. 02: Time for Grown-Ups Assassination Classroom, Vol. 03: Time for a Transfer Student

I don’t have a big tbr right now, really my only goal is to keep reading because I have no motivation to pick books up at the moment. So, if all I want to do is re-read the Alex Rider series then I’m going to because I was planning on doing it anyway, and hey, at least I’m reading!

But, I have school coming up in around a month and I know that Northanger Abbey and Udolpho are on my reading list for a class so I’m hoping to pick them up soon after I *hopefully* finish Mansfield Park! Also, Udolpho is soo long??? I think my professor is trying to kill me! He’s set a bunch of 400-800 page books???

I also want to keep reading the Assassination Classroom series because the volumes are pretty short and they’re a lot of fun!

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HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF A READING SLUMP?
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14 thoughts on “I’M IN A READING SLUMP! SEND HELP!

  1. Iā€™m so sorry you are in a slump.. I know how it sucks šŸ˜¬šŸ˜¬šŸ˜¬
    I agree with Sofii in the comments.. rereading favorites seems to work for me sometimes.. other times, I just take a complete break from reading and watch movies or booktube videos … or even listen to podcasts… Hope you are able to find a method that works for you šŸ˜Š

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    1. Haha, you’re right it does suck!

      I’m planning on doing just that, I think I’ll put aside my other reads and give some of my favourites a go!
      I think I’ll also try watching some movies to try and spark some inspiration to read a different genre maybe!

      Thank you! šŸ’•

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  2. oh wow, you are reading a whole bunch of books!! I’ve never been able to read multiple books (my brain’s too lazy to remember multiple plots!) but I always admire people who can!

    okay reading slumps suck but sometimes getting away from reading helps – watch tv; laze around on your bed; do homework (let’s be real, that’s only going to happen the night before it’s due!)

    reading fluffy contemporaries often works for me – not much brainpower required but still counts as reading!

    reread a favourite – if it’s something you love, it might get you out of your slump!

    slumps normally just take their time and disappear on their own but it can be annoying. anyways sending hugs!

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    1. I know, I’m reading too many books! Usually, I just stick to one physical and one audio but I kept picking books up and putting them down so now I’m partway into so many books!!

      I think I’ll try watching some movies and maybe playing on my Nintendo, I honestly can’t think of much else to do since Uni doesn’t start for another month!

      Thank you, I am hoping it goes away in time! šŸ¤žšŸ¤žšŸ’•

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  3. Uggh, reading slumps SUCK! I usually just move throughout books until I can find something that grabs my attentiion and drags me out of it. Yaay for Assassination Classroom! I originally was just watching the show as it was coming out, but then I got bored and switched to reading the manga so that I could be totally up to date.

    I feel like Thunderhead is the sort of book that takes a bit to get into, but you MUST finish it! I was waiting for The Toll to come out, I preordered it and everything, but I’ve had it for months now and I still haven’t read it so oh well šŸ¤·ā€ā™€ļø Hope you can get out of this slump soon!

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  4. Urgh – reading slumps are the actual worst! I find that re-arranging my shelves – or if I’m lazy just playing around and dusting them – always works wonders. That or re-reading your favorite book. Whenever I clean my shelves I always end up finding a book that slipped my notice. I’ll flick through some books, read the blurbs and see what calls to me.

    Good luck – you can beat this! ā¤

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  5. I really hope your slump ends soon! šŸ˜¦ I feel like 2019 was one non-stop slump for me, and what helped me the most was, every so often, I would legit just dump almost all of my current reads and start from scratch with something that I had NO expectations for. Not a hyped read, not something I felt obligated to read, just… a random book I found at the library or on my shelf and had forgotten I had, or something. I have no idea if it would help you at all but it really helped me sometimes! ā¤

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  6. Destiny has a great idea I think, just grabbing something random. Wow that sounds like fun to me right now! I’ve got several books just hanging out in my “Currently Reading” list as well, and they make me feel crazy. šŸ˜‰ But hey if you haven’t already (sorry if you’re the one who introduced me to this book and I’m forgetting) check out Rebecca Roanhorse’s A Trail of Lightning. I listened to it as an audio book and loved it. Haven’t ventured to the sequel yet because then it’ll be over but I recommend it.

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  7. Oh and one more idea, check out Lithub.com The Bookseller’s Year in Reading. I’ve been posting all the books I added from that list (what I’ve made it through so far), there’s a lot of content on there that you might find at least a little interesting.

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