I hate reading slumps.
I love reading and getting into those moods where I don’t want to pick up a book makes me sad.
They can either last a week or they can go on for months. As the week/month goes on that TBR seems to grow and having to pick something to read seems exhausting! I will admit I was bad at getting out of them but I have acquired ways that help me get out of my reading slumps and hopefully they will help you too!
1. Try an Audiobook
If your busy with school work or your personal life is getting hectic try an audiobook. They are perfect when you need to be multitasking. I like to listen to them when I am cleaning up my apartment, writing out lecture notes or the daily commute to and from college.
2. Read a Graphic Novel
Graphic novels are pleasing to the eyes and tend to be smaller than books. Trying one of these can spark that desire to read once you complete the novel.
3. Read a Smaller Book
There are many 800+ page books on my shelves and knowing that I will read them sometimes terrifies me. I feel like you have to be in the mood to get into a large book. Usually when I finish large novels my next book is much smaller. Some Kindle Freebies are in the 200 page region and most YA novels are in the 350 page zone.
4. Re-read One of Your Favourites!
I can re-read the Hunger Games trilogy over and over again. If I ever want to get into a reading mood and don’t know what to read I always find my eyes landing on these three.
5. Browse BookTubers
Sometimes I end up on YouTube and I get sucked into watching BookTubers rave about there favourites, reviews on books they just read or books that are coming out. It usually gets me inspired to seek out the titles or add them to my TBR. I like the excitement in their voices too. Their excitement tends to lead to my excitement.
6. Accept It
Sometimes you’re just not going to be in the mood to read and that’s alright. Sometimes your brain needs a break from all the fictitious worlds.
Do you do any of these when you’re in a reading slump? What else do you do to get over your slump?