Books to pull you out of a reading slump | #TopTenTuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I have quite some experience with reading slumps. I had been in one for the better part of 2017 and 2018 but I’m finally getting my reading mojo back. Let’s get into it!

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang // I’d recommend this book if you’re in a reading slump because it’s such an adorable and fantastic read that you’ll want to keep reading anyway. I managed to finish this in a matter of hours, because I was just glued to my Kindle. It goes by so fast!

Sadie by Courtney Summers // Watch me recommend this as much as I possibly can… Once again, I couldn’t stop reading this book. It’s told through a podcast as well as prose so you can even choose to listen to those parts instead to break up the story.

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan // A book written in verse sis perfect to get out of a reading slump because you can fly through them and feel so accomplished.

The Melody of You and Me by M. Hollis // I chose The Melody of You and Me because a) it’s fantastic and b) it’s very short. It’s a cute f/f romance, which is something we all need in our lives.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston // A Cinderella retelling! Another way to get out of a reading slump is to stick to familiar things -at least it is for me. What is more familiar to most of us than Cinderella? This is a fun retelling with fandom and movie adaptations and a cute romance (obviously). Also a vegan food truck.

The Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima // This is a great fantasy series to pick up when in a reading slump because they make for very easy and quick reads. I sped through this entire series! While the world and magic is fantastic, they’re also easy to digest.

Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe // Graphic novels! Rat Queens is pretty great, and I’d highly recommend it to those who haven’t been reading lately.

White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black // I’m recommending the audiobook of White Cat because it’s narrated by Jesse Eisenberg. A familiar voice who does Cassel justice makes for an engaging listen. Maybe switching up formats will help you get out of your reading slump!

The Spirit Thief (Legend of Eli Monpress #1) by Rachel Aaron // Yes, I’m adding another epic fantasy series to this recommendation list. I know that epic fantasy can seem really intimidating, but there are quite a lot of fantasy novels that are easy and quick reads. The Legend of Eli Monpress is exactly that. Brilliant! I managed to read the entire series in a week or two.

salt. by Nayyirah Waheed // Poetry! I don’t recommend poetry often, mainly because I don’t read much poetry. Salt is my favorite poetry book I’ve read so far, and I would suggest you pick it up.

There you have it, 10 books to help you out of a reading slump! I also find that re-reading old favorites helps me get back into the reading mood. Have you read any of these books? Which books would you recommend to those in a reading slump?

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30 thoughts on “Books to pull you out of a reading slump | #TopTenTuesday”

  1. Funny, I just grabbed Moonrise from the library this week! I haven’t seen too many people mention it, so I’m glad you did. 😀 Hopefully, it’s good. I’ll have to check out some of these other books. Great list!

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  2. I loved both The Demon King and Geekerella! The Kiss Quotient is on my TBR, I’m actually saving it for when I’m starting to feel a bit slumpy haha (though it sounds so good I probably won’t be able to wait…)

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  3. I’m starting Sadie tomorrow and I hope I’m emotionally prepared. I’m going in blind — thank goodness — but I do know that it’s blown almost everyone I’ve seen away. Here’s hoping! Also, I didn’t know you could listen to it along the way via the podcasts. Is that mentioned in the ARC? I’ll need to check that out before starting!

    My list is here if you’d like to check it out:

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  4. Great list! Rat Queens almost made my list this week, too, and it’s funny I chose a novel in verse as well. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed The Kiss Quotient – I have a copy on my kindle that I’d like to reach for the next time I’m in the mood for some contemporary!

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