Are you in a Reading Slump?
By Rebecca Reed
It’s something that happens to many bookworms, you have so much to read but not enough focus. You really want to sit and curl up with your book but you end up reading the same sentence over and over again. It’s just frustrating, well not to worry we have a few tips to help you get out of that reading slump.
1. No time limits
Read at your own pace, and don’t rush yourself. It is so easy to get thinking about the next book you want to read whilst reading your current novel, but chill. You have all the time in the world and it’s not a race.
2. Don’t feel guilty
Don’t stare at your bookshelf and feel guilty that you are not currently reading, mix it up a bit and do something different. Bake a cake, take a nap or just binge watch the next season of American Horror Story on Netflix. Maybe your brain just wants to relax for a day or two. If you’re reading a thriller, for example, there are only so many twists your brain can take.
3. Go book shopping
Our favourite kind of shopping! Have a look at our store here for our recommended reads or go back to your list of books that you need to buy and treat yourself. It’s exciting to wait for your happy book mail. It might also be the boost you needed to get you back into your book for an hour or so.
4. Put the heavy stuff down.
It’s easy to get caught up in the same heavy genre, crime fiction, thriller fiction and even science fiction can get a bit too heavy for your brain to process. It is okay to pick up a nice easy book that just reads itself. A feel-good read, a lovely little romance. Allow yourself to relax. A good author to always fall back on is Jacqueline Wilson. A favourite for many children around the world, but adults can enjoy them too.
5. Re-organise your bookshelf.
A guaranteed way to get you excited about your books again, whilst re-organising your bookshelf, you may find a book you bought months ago and the excitement will come flooding back. Also, you may find your long-lost favourites and you might want to revisit your favourite characters again.
Reading slumps do get us bookworms down, but we hope these tips manage to get you reading again. Do you have any tips? Let us know in the comments below.