I honestly didn’t know or have any idea what I was going to write about this month. First of all, I’m a slow reader and second of all, I’m currently in a reading slump. So, I finally decided I’d use my current predicament as inspiration for this post. “Reading Slumps” are a bummer and I’m currently stuck in one. Which is unfortunate because whenever I’m reading a good book, it always feels good for my soul and usually makes me happy! So, today I’m going to talk about a few tips on how to get out of reading slumps, which will hopefully help me, and you if you’re currently in one, get out of it.
1. Keep reading.
Keep pushing through and eventually your interest will pick up again. Sometimes I find this advice hard to follow myself especially if it’s a book that lost my interest and started the slump to begin with. So with that being said, keep trying to read other books until you find something that interests you and can keep your attention. Just keep reading until you find something that’ll help you get back into reading other things again.
2. Re-reading old favorites.
Reading previous books that you loved is a good idea because you already know you love the story and characters and helps get you to enjoy and love reading again. Another good idea would maybe read them in a different format like maybe your favorite was adapted into a graphic novel or maybe take a listen to the audiobook version of it! Also, maybe there’s a book or two from one of your favorite author’s that you haven’t gotten around to reading yet, which you should give a try when you’re in a slump because you already know that you like their writing and maybe it would help you get out of it.
3. Take a break!
It’s totally okay to take a break from reading and do something else that you love. Like catch up on your favorite TV show or watch a movie, hang out with friends, go for a walk, listen to music, whatever else you enjoy! Maybe the space from the written word will do ya some good and come back to books when you’re ready.
4. Read something shorter.
Like collections of short stories or novellas. Reading something shorter than a full-length novel might be just thing for you! It’s a shorter challenge and something more achievable when in a slump and they might inspire to start reading again.
5. Watch BookTubers on BookTube (YouTube).
Watching other people talk about and being passionate about books always makes me inspired to read more. I love listening to their reviews and about why they liked the books they did. They make reading more fun.
Anyways, these are just a few ideas that will hopefully help. There are a lot more tips out there, but ya just gotta use trial and error to find out which ones work best for you. Have you ever been in a reading slump before? How did you get out of it? What are some of your tips and tricks for getting out of reading slumps? Let us know in the comments!