The year is new and the time is right to become your awesome – and very well-read – future self. So here are some foolproof ways to get out of a reading slump.
Re-reading a favourite– Nothing will remind you of how much you love reading like revisiting an old favorite. Find your well-worn copy of Pride and Prejudice or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone . You already know what’s going to happen in the next chapter, so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the story.
Reading a novella/ short book– Finishing a book, no matter how easy, will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and remind you of how much fun reading is.Also try reading something funny.There’s nothing like reading a book that has you laughing out loud. And the positive feelings you get from reading your humorous book will transfer over as you start on your next novel.
Reading another genre-Getting stale is a common reason that many book lovers find themselves stuck in a reading slump. No matter how much you love Harry Potter, the Chamber of Secrets doesn’t seem so exciting the tenth time round. If it’s all feeling a little too familiar, why not try a new genre? Ask for recommendations from friends and family, and prepare for an exciting experiment ahead.
Joining Goodreads– Goodreads is one of the best places to find like-minded readers to join with. Most clubs have a new book each month that they try to read together so they can discuss it. Having people to buddy read with and talk to can help you come out of your slump as being able to rant about your least favourite characters or do buddy reads.
Take time off reading– Forcing yourself to read will take the joy out of it and isn’t that why we do it? So just get up and find something else to do. Sometimes, you just don’t feel like reading. You dread picking up a book. Don’t force yourself! Watch an episode of that TV show you’ve been wanting to see. Start a new hobby.