I’ve recently started reading for pleasure more, but I can find it hard sometimes when I can’t find the “perfect” read. When you’re in a reading slump, what you need is a book you’re desperate to get back to- whatever time constraints you have.
Below, I have listed 5 books to get out of a reading slump. Check out my choices and let me know if you have any ideas!
‘The First Wife’ by Emily Barr
‘The First Wife’ by Emily Barr is a psychological thriller, and her books never fail to draw me in. With a Daphne Du Maurier feel to it, I would definitely recommend this thriller if you’re looking for a book that’s fast-paced, and keeps you guessing.
‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ by Emily Danforth
‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ by Emily Danforth follows the story of Cameron, a young girl growing up in America. She knows she’s different, and after she develops a crush on a girl at school her conservative Aunt sends her to a religious camp for similarly “afflicted” young people.
‘Purple Hibiscus’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
‘Purple Hibiscus’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a gripping, important book about the troubles in Nigeria. I love Adichie and her novels are so well-written. I especially love the description Adichie includes- her novels are always so rich and warm, and I really feel like I get a snapshot of Nigerian culture when I read her books.
‘Plan B’ by Emily Barr
‘Plan B’ by Emily Barr is a fantastic book to get out of a reading slump, as it’s fast-paced, easy to read, and full of interesting characters.
As always with books by Emily Barr, this book is full of twists and turns.
‘The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe’ by Mary Simses
‘The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Café’ by Mary Simses is a brilliant read, and I love the warm, romantic feel this book has. I think when you’re in a reading slump, a simple romantic summer read can be the perfect way to reignite your love of reading.
Have you read any of these books? Do you enjoy reading “light” fiction? What do you read to get yourself out of a reading slump?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x
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