Reading slumps are horrible. Horrible. They are the ban of my existence and as a mood reader, what I blame for having so much trouble meeting my reading goals. But over the years, through lots of trials and errors, I’ve found a few ways to beat them.
Probably considered the most classical method to beat a reading slump, rereading a favorite is one of your best bets to beat a reading slump. Not much much can reignite the need to read like reading a well-loved book. Well, except maybe the other 4 on this list?
Do a little browsing
Go visit your favorite book store or library. Walk up and down the aisles. Scan the shelves. Run your fingers along the spines. Smell all the books. Pick up a random read. Maybe being all around books will help you want to read more books.
Read a plot driven novel
Most plot driven novels, especially thrillers, are great at drawing you into the book. Even if you’re not quite in the mood to read, you might just keep doing so to find out what happens next.
Start in the Middle
This one is kind of like the tip above. If you start in the middle, you’ll be clueless. You won’t know what’s happening or what will happen. Hopefully, that will inspire you to start from the beginning and thus end your reading slump.
Just Take a Break
Sometimes you can’t beat it on your own and just have to take a little break. Even though they may feel like they last forever, reading slumps aren’t permanent. I hope.
How do you beat a reading slump?