Good morning again! This is my second post for today and it is this current weeks Top 5 Wednesday Post. I am really excited to talk about this one as it is one that I needed a few weeks ago myself! I have included links to my reviews where applicable.
Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump
–Winter is a hard season for a lot of people and many of us are slumpy. Let’s talk about some books that are great for getting you out of a slump!
I wouldn’t say that I was in a full on reading slump (as I don’t refer to these times as “slumps”), but there was a moment in late 2016 that I was noticeably reading less than usual. I am going to share some of my favorites books that instantly bring me back into the reading world!
The first is a trilogy called The All Souls Trilogy. I have done book reviews on A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life. I am also eagerly awaiting both the companion book and Deborah Harkness’s next release! This book will make you fall in love with reading and get you right back into the thick of reading. With that, I can’t guarantee that it won’t slump you after your done with it!
For any Science Fiction fan, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is an excellent read! I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. It drew me in from the first page and didn’t let me go till the last. Even then, I had to take a breath at various parts and the end as it is that good.
Another Science Fiction read that is good is Illuminae and Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. While this is a “YA Science Fiction”, I did not see any typical YA or Science Fiction tropes in either of these books. I loved every minute of it and even though they seem like hefty books you will fly through them.
If you are looking for a light easy “chick lit” type of read, I would suggest The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. This is a warm welcoming read that will remind you what it was about reading that you loved. It brings you in and captivates you from start to finish. I really enjoyed it and it was a quick read!
The last one that I have (for now, I may do another post similar at a later date) is The Ladies Paradise by Emile Zola. I’ve talked about this book before as it is a long time favorite of mine and it is a really good read. It is a very feminine point of view, but the main female character is a strong model and a nice point of view to read from.
Do you have any good books that have helped you get out of a “slump” or lack of reading time in your life? I’d love to hear!