Reading Slumps (And How To Overcome Them)

When you hit a reading slump, you head to your bookshelf in hope that you find interest in a book.

But after a while you lose hope on finding any book to read. That is when the sadness and frustration tries to kick in. Reading slumps are the baine of every reader’s existance.


So here’s some tips on how to get out of a reading slump.

1. Don’t force yourself to read.

By forcing yourself to read, you’ll get even more bored of it and it will start to feel like a chore. I find that taking a break from reading. Take some time to do something else like watch an episode of a tv show, do some cleaning or go on a walk. Fingers crossed, this will make you miss reading and you’ll be excited to read again.

2. Read a short and easy book.

If stopping reading all together is not for you then try reading a book you’ve read before or a short and easy book. DOn’t pick up that book that’s 600 pages long with super small text. Go and pick up a book that has only 200 pages that you’ve wanted to read for a while.

3. Go and chat to other readers.

Go on Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and Goodreads to connect with other reads. They know exactly what you’re going though and they can help pull you out of your slump.

4. Head to the library or a book shop.

Just by surrounding yourself with books, you’ll feel more in the mood to read. You don’t actually have to read any books but surround yourself with them.

If you’re looking for a book to read, I recommend The Knife of Never Letting Go or Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief. These are both books that have helped to pull me out of a reading slump and I definitely think everyone should give them a read. They both are pretty easy reads with short chapters so you’ll fly through them!

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3 Comments

  1. October 16, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Really great post, I found all your tips helpful, I might pop back to remind myself next time I’m in a reading slump. I was a bit earlier in the week, and read a really short book, Milk & Honey and felt better. I’d just finished reading a book last week, it was so good, and afterwards felt like I wouldn’t find another that would be just as good. My top tip that works for me, is to get some exercise, I usually garden, it’s scientifically proven to improve your mood and when I come back inside, I feel better and more motivated to read! 🙂 Xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  2. October 16, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Ahh I always go through times like this and find reading something super light hearted or short really helps. I love so many of the books in your image but I’ve never read The Lightning Thief or The Knife Of Never Letting Go so I’ll have to keep those in mind for next time. Great post!

    Abi xo | http://www.wanderlustdaydreaming.co.uk

  3. October 17, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Oh I love this post! Even for me I struggle with reading sometimes and I’m a massive book worm! You definitely have to be in the right frame of mind ☺️ Great tips lovely!

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