Hi friends! Today, I wanted to talk about a question that’s been pondered since the beginning of time: how to get out of the dreadful reading slump. Hopefully this post will help you rise up out of the grave more powerful than ever (I’ve been watching a lot of Supernatural lately don’t judge me).
There’s no set or “right” way to get out of a reading slump, something that works for one person might not work for another. And that’s okay! Find what works for you. With that being said, let’s get into some ways to get out of a reading slump!
1. Listen to an audiobook!
This might sound strange coming from me who doesn’t love audiobooks but listening to one is helpful. Sometimes part of a reading slump is the inability to focus on words, and a good audio can allow you to just focus on the story! It’s a bit like a movie in your mind, and can refuel your addiction to reading (reading is totally a drug). Some good audiobooks are Caraval, My Lady Jane, and Illuminae. The first two have excellent narrators and the last one has a full cast!
2. Read A Short Book!
Yes, this actually requires reading but HEAR ME OUT. When I finish a book, I get this overwhelming sense of accomplishment like I just saved the world and instituted world peace. Seriously, never underestimate the power of a smaller book or a graphic novel to spark that love of reading! I thought Every Heart A Doorway had a great, well-rounded plot for being only 189 pages. And Then There Were None is a mystery, so hopefully you’ll fly through it!
3. Make It A Habit!
I’ve done something for years that has helped me avoid falling into any reading slumps! And no, it’s not freezing time (I wish). Almost every night before bed, I make sure to read at least a little bit. That can be anything from one chapter to 200 pages! Even if you only read a tiny amount, getting into the habit of doing it can make it harder to stop (On second thought, I don’t know if that’s good…)
4. Be Active In The Book Community!
Sometimes, just watching other people freak out over what they’re reading is motivation enough for you to jump in yourself! Take some gorgeous bookstagram pics and scroll through some yourself. Read other people blogs and see what’s up. Watch some booktube, reading vlogs especially make me want to read!
5. Join A Readathon!
While readathons can get you into a reading slump, they can also get you out. Watching everyone’s reading updates, participating in Twitter sprints, and binge-reading are all so much fun!
Those are some ways that might get you out of a slump, but even if they don’t work just remember: it will pass eventually. Hope to chat with you soon, au revoir!