If you are a reader, you know that a reading slump is the worst thing that can happen. And it doesn’t come just with loss of focus, loss of captivating, and the loss of motivation to pick up a book, it comes with frustration too.
Anyone who loves to read knows how frustrating a reading slump can be. And if you are a reader and you have never experienced this before, congratulations, you are the Chosen One! But for those who have experienced or are experiencing a reading slump at this very moment, I might have a solution for you.
Though, I must say a few words before we begin. I know the reading slump may make you feel worthless because you weren’t able to read anything for God knows how long, but do not force yourself to read something just for that sole reason. You should read for enjoyment. And if you feel like a book doesn’t bring joy for you for a period of time, that’s okay. This too shall pass. The joy will come back eventually.
Now, books to get you out of a reading slump:
It Ends With Us
Please, look up trigger warnings before reading this book!
I am sure you have seen this book all over BookTok, and I have to admit, this book is good. Many, many emotions and tears ladies. I suggest getting some tissues before you start reading it because things are about to go down with the speed of light and you won’t be able to put this book down.
Plot: Lily Bloom meets charming doctor Ryle Kincaid and everything in her life changes, being almost too good to be true. But then, when Atlas Corrigan – her first love that she left behind – reappears in her life, she starts questioning her relationship with Ryle.
The Midnight Library
Again, please look up trigger warnings before reading this book.
This book got me out of a really bad reading slump so fast that I literally read half of it in a single day, and that was a big step for me.
Plot: After a series of unfortunate events, Nora Seed – who was already struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts – decides to end her life. But instead of dying, she wakes up in The Midnight Library, where she has the opportunity to face her deepest regrets and fix them and to also experience multiple lives, from which she will choose one that she’ll keep living.
This book is a game-changer and it can help you a lot. I already wrote a review for it, and you can find it here.
One Day in December
“Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story.”
Plot: After a lifetime of believing love, at first sight, is absolutely fiction, a glance at a handsome stranger in a bus station is enough for Laurie’s life to be completely turned over. Unfortunately, her bus drives away before she has the chance to get his name, and then she spends more than a year trying to find him. Her life is turned over again when her best friend Sarah introduces her new boyfriend, who is actually the man from the bus. Friendship, heartbreak, and missed opportunities are a few things that follow in their lives.
This is a lovely read that can cheer you up but also break your heart. I highly recommend reading this book in December while drinking some hot chocolate.