The dreaded reading slump. If you have never been in one count yourself lucky! How do you battle a reading slump if you’re stuck in one?
Ideas to battle a slump
Consider dnfing your current read
Yes, I know. A lot of you probably are horrified at the thought of doing such a thing. Honestly I didn’t really dnf books until this year and it has made a massive difference in my reading. I no longer spend time struggling to get through books that just aren’t for me.
Look at it this way, why would you spend your valuable time reading something you are not enjoying when there are so many other options available out there?
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Try rereading an old favorite
When you’re battling a reading slump sometimes the comfort of a old favorite really helps. I tend to go for something easy like To all the boys I loved before by Jenny Han or Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.
A childhood favorite is also a great idea, might I suggest Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K Rowling?
Give a novella a go
Reading a novella is the perfect way to battle a reading slump. They are short and tend to be fast paced. Brotherhood of the Sea by Elle Beaumont was what pulled me out of almost my year long slump last year.
Some other great suggestions for novellas would be Hunter’s Truce by Elle Beaumont, or The short stories from Hogwarts.
Try reading something funny
Whether it be a book of silly poems such as I could pee on that (from a cats perspective) or I could chew on that (from a dogs perspective) or just a book of completely ridiculous poems such as Stupid Poems 15.
One of my favorites was a feminist take on classic fairytales. Cinderella and the Glass Ceiling by Ellen Haun and Laura Lane.
What’s your reading slump battle strategy?
What is your go-to method to break you out of a reading funk? Do you use any of the methods I listed above?
Let us know ways that have worked for you to get out of a reading slump.
Till next time,