5 Books to Get Out of a Reading Slump

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

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‘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

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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

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‘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

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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

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‘The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and CafΓ©’ 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 πŸ™‚

Happy reading x

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  1. Im in a dreadful slump right now. Im reading lots but its book I’m having to force myself to read for uni. I can’t seem to pick up anything else. But I’m definitely going to try The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop. It sounds light and fun and I’m really drawn to that cover. Great post!!πŸ’—

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      1. Oooooo these all look great! Especially the irresistible blueberry bakeshop and cafe! I also have started to read again after a big slump and started to re-read Memoirs of a Geisha. It’s one if my absolute faves! I’ll have to look into reading these when I’m done!

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  2. Ooh these are all new books to me. I’ve definitely been a little meh with my reading lately, so sounds like these are the ideal ones to help get me the buzz back. Thanks for the great recommendations!

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  3. I like a list like this because after I finish one book I’m always in a bit of a slump. I really have to be interested to even start reading. Some recommendations like this are good because I know someone already read and liked them.

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  4. I haven’t actually read any of the books on this list. Do you know what that means? I’ve just added 5 new books to my TBR list – I’m going to have to start making more time to read if I’m going to get through the list at some point. Sounds like a great excuse to schedule some reading time into my daily schedule.

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    1. Haha well I’m glad I could add to the never ending list πŸ˜‰ yes that’s so true, I’ve been trying to schedule more reading time and it makes the world of difference! Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

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  5. My problem is I have been picking books I’ve wanted to read and they are monsters. Currently on Outlander. Meanwhile my two free amazon books a month keep piling up. I am enjoying the read but after awhile it becomes a chore. I have a hard time stopping because I know the work that goes into writing a novel. Dividing my time between reading and writing and everything else (music; acting). Here’s a new song I wrote/sang/played in lockdown with my band. https://youtu.be/bwdYS-RfoJc

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  6. Nice assortment of books! I haven’t read any of these! It sounds like The First Wife would be great to listen to – we enjoy listening to audiobooks on long drives. The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Purple Hibiscus both sound like books I’d like to read.

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