This isn’t a post giving advice, I’m actually asking you. How do you get out of a reading slump?
The last two years were the final years of school for me so I didn’t really have a lot of time to read and had to give it up for a while. Before that, I used to have a reading speed of about 3 books a week.
Now that I’m in college, I have a lot more time and I’ve begin to invest a lot of it in reading and I’m so very happy about it! However I just can’t seem to gain as much interest in the book as I used to and it takes me nearly double the time to read the same book. Here’s what I end up doing instead of reading a new book –
- Reread a book that I’ve read about 50,000 million times before.
- Eat. Look for the first snack that comes to mind
- Binge watch TV (Not so guilty about that really)
- Stare at my TBR shelf looking for inspiration
- Call a friend – Yep that’s right. Reading slump’s suddenly making me a social person!
So naturally I decided to sit down, buck up and read a good book and I read through all of the Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard and Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. I slowly progressed and read a lot more books and presumed that I’m out of it – BUT NO! Still there. So here’s advice I’ve found from various online sources –
- Read a short story
- Reread a book you’ve already read (Haha tried that)
- Leave books behind for a while
- Read a children’s book
- Write your own material (Hence the blog!)
So here’s my question to you –
What do you do when you’re in a reading slump? What do you recommend I do? Are there any books you recommend to people facing the same problem?
Do leave your answers in the comments because I love hearing from all of you, and I would love advice! Thanks a lot and hope you have a great day!