No, there are four types of slumps: add reading slumps.
I haven’t posted many reviews lately. I’m not in a reading slump but instead working my way through some big books (and having to do a lot of reading for uni).
One of the books I’m currently reading is John Boyne’s glorious The Heart’s Invisible Furies. I’m almost finished and regardless of how this book ends, it has wholly won me over. But I’m in that tricky stage of a great book where I want to read constantly but I also don’t want it to end… I mentioned this on Goodreads and one of my reading buddies commented how wonderfully absorbing Boyne’s book is and that she wished she was reading something similar because she was in a slump.
I haven’t had a reading slump for a while but I thought about what I do when one hits. It’s usually one of the following –
- change genres (dramatically, so that when I return to my contemporary-literature-comfort-zone, I’m thrilled to be there)
- read a novella (no commitment issues there)
- re-read a favourite (my go-to is Gatsby)
- listen to an audiobook (little effort required)
- walk into a bookshop and buy whatever catches my eye
Obviously the last approach is the most fun. What do you do to get out of a reading slump?