Hey, fellow readers and book bloggers. Today’s another good day because it’s all about the bookish meme love known as Top Ten Tuesday. Here’s our That Artsy Reader Girl August 21 topic: Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump
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Ah, the dreaded reading slump. We all encounter these, don’t we? I do, but usually my philosophy (right or wrong) is to press on, and continue to read. Sometimes these reading slumps are the cause of emotions or sometimes it’s because the book is a “meh”read.
I’ll be honest, when this happens, as I said, I tend to press on. There’s often too many books I’ve agreed to review (plus I’m a TURTLE reader) for me to take a “break,” and read something different. That said, I feel like these books I list today would be
the ideal novels to pull me from a reading slump. (And some I know would because I’ve read their delightful pages.)
Beware, there will be lots of “repeat” books from previous Top Ten lists. What can I say!? When I find a favorite, I stick with it, guys!
Let’s have a look at what said books are.
BOOKS THAT WILL GET YOU OUT OF A READING SLUMPBooks to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump #FWarchives Click To Tweet
1: Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering | If you like Agatha Christie-lite murder mysteries (or as I like to call them, “cozy
mysteries”), you’d adore this series. Book one is of course the place to start. Amazon | Goodreads
2: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before By Jenny Han | EEEPP!! Who watched the Netflix adaptation this past weekend!?! Review is
coming… soonish. Until then, go forth and pick up this novel. It’s one of the easiest reads (meant in the most complimentary way) you’ll ever own. Amazon | Goodreads
4: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows | Recently read this beauty, and
am still surprised by how well I enjoyed it. It’s a charmer despite its historical post WWII novel. I admire the authors for taking an unhappy time in history and turning it into a positive story. Amazon | Goodreads
6: Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin | Again, another WWII set novel, but somehow Sarah’s books are always upbeat and full of hopeful stories and characters. This one is Nancy Drew-lite with its fun and romantic cozy mystery vibes! Amazon | Goodreads
BOOKS I HOPE TAKE ME OUT OF A READER SLUMP
2: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows | I *still* have not read this one despite saying it looks amazing and so fun. Despite its topic, its creative storytelling looks like precisely the kind of book to pull a reader out of any slump. Amazon | Goodreads
4: Airports, Exes and Other Things I’m Over by Shari Petroff | This is a recent add to my shelf, but it sounds and looks adorable! In short, I cannot wait to give this one a chance. Amazon | Goodreads
There’s my little list of books to pull you out of a reading slump! (Looking back I realize I could add so many additional authors like Melissa Tagg, Morgan Matson, Ally Carter, Becky Wade, and on the list grows.) I’m curious, what do you gravitate towards when you’re in that dreaded slump? Is it a genre, author or style? Or do you have any methods you use when you’re in a
reading slump? Comment all the thoughts down below. I’d love to read your opinions on today’s topic.
If you joined today’s meme, make sure and leave your Top Ten Tuesday links below so I can visit – or simply introduce your blog. I’d be glad to visit your bookish spaces.
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