Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Top Ten Books to Help a Reading Slump

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week's topic is Top Ten Books to Help a Reading Slump.

First let me say that I usually combat reading slumps with Contemporary books. That's because they're usually shorter than fantasy, and they're usually focusing on emotion rather than world building and elaborate plots. That being said, there are still fantasy books that can help you get out of a slump. I've also noticed that for me a reading slump often comes AFTER reading a great book because nothing else feels like it'll measure up to what I just finished. So that being said, it is possible that these books might cause a reading slump.

  1. Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, # 1) by Mary E Pearson (review coming soon)
  2. The Simple Wild by KA Tucker - but really KA Tucker is an author I've not been disappointed by yet, so anything by her ought to work.
  3. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
  4. PS I Like You by Kasie West - Again, she's yet to disappoint me so anything by her would suffice.
  5. The Law of Moses (The Law of Moses, # 1) by Amy Harmon - Another consistently good author. This one in particular was full of wonderfulness.
  6. Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, # 1) by Katie McGarry - I've enjoyed every one of her books, but sometimes re-reading a tried and true and well loved book is just what I need to get out of a slump.
  7. A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House, # 1) by Kristi Ann Hunter - Sometimes I like to really mix up the genre I've been reading to get me out of a funk.
  8. Anything Colleen Hoover, but I must say that I actually prefer her earliest books for the most part.
  9. Red Rising (Red Rising, # 1) by Pierce Brown - I debated on not adding this one to the list because it took me 30% to feel hooked into this book, but once I did...oh so good.
  10. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, # 1) by Sarah J Maas - Another one that took me a bit to get into, but once I did I was swept away.

Which books do you recommend to get out of a reading slump? Let me know!


  1. Yep Sarah J. Maas is there for me too! I just did anything by here because chooseing one would be too hard! I see others I really need to get to so hopefully they will be good for any future slumps I hope to not have!

  2. I don't reread, so I don't have any I can think of that I would go back to just for the purpose of getting out of a reading slump. I do however go on the lookout and get recs for paranormal or urban fantasy that have a good comedy streak in them. If I can get a few lighthearted books in, that normally cures me and I can delve back into the intense ones!

  3. I haven’t read any of these, but I'll keep them in mind. Switching genres can often get me out of a slump.