6 Ways Get Out of that Dreaded Reading Slump

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?

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8 Responses to 6 Ways Get Out of that Dreaded Reading Slump

  1. Lilivette says:

    I haven't tried out Audiobooks yet, but I can agree with the rest! Every time I feel like I'm falling on a reading slump (or already am in one), I always try reading something I loved or something light like mangas. It really helps a lot! So, in other words, I FEEL YOU in all of these and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that uses these ways to hop out of her reading slumps!

    Great post! x

    ~L. @ Reading Against Time


  2. Erin says:

    I've tried audiobooks so many times, but I don't think they are for me. I'm constantly moving around, so I never concentrate when I'm listening. 😦

    I do like rereading a favorite book and reading graphic novels to get out of a slump. I also try reading something from a genre that I don't typically read to get me out of slumps.


  3. Annika says:

    Hi Danica! I'm a redheaded bookworm too, and my name is Annika which rhymes nicely with yours. I'm not sure why but that struck me as being really funny.

    Re-reading is definitely my coping mechanism for slumps! Audiobooks sound like a good idea too.. Maybe I need to look into getting a few just in case πŸ™‚


  4. Danica says:

    How funny is that! I like when coincidences like that come together πŸ™‚ I've followed you back on all the social media platforms you followed me on πŸ™‚


  5. What works for me is usually find a romance. I don't re read and I can't stand audiobooks but reading a favorite again if you're into it would probably work!


  6. I have been really getting into Audiobooks lately. Re-reading a favorite book is an awesome idea, and it actually helped me get out of my reading slump. Great post, Danica. πŸ™‚


  7. Danica says:

    I always stayed away from audiobooks. But once I gave them a try I kicked myself for not doing it sooner!


  8. Lara Liz says:

    It's so tricky when you get tired of all those fictional worlds, because you kind of live there . . . and you want to go back . . . thanks for giving me the map!


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