Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
Today’s theme is Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump. Now, everyone has a different way or ways to get themselves out of a reading slump. I typically to turn one of three ways to get out of a slump.
1) Read in a different format than usual, such as an audiobook
When you don’t feel like picking up a book sometimes you just need to try something a little different. Instead why not try an audiobook? I turn on an audiobook when I’m cooking, working out, or driving and it always helps me get through a slow reading time.
- Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor
- Invictus by Ryan Graudin
- The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
2) Read an old favorite that you have paged through time and time again
Whether it is a favorite fantasy novel or a poet that gives a comforting feeling, you can always turn to an old favorite to get yourself out of a slump.
- The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
- Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
- The Complete Poems by John Keats
3) Read something outside of your normal genre
A great way to get out of a slump is to read something outside of your normal genre. Since I usually read fantasy I have found that romance, horror/thriller, and mysteries are great choices to get back my reading mojo.
- Savor the Moment (Bride Quartet #3) by Nora Roberts
- Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant
- White Corridor (Bryant and May #5) by Christopher Fowler
Usually one of these tricks helps me get out of a reading slump. Is there another way you find works for you? Tell me about it!