It has been over a month now and I am still in my reading slump. I can’t concentrate on books for longer than 15 minutes and nothing is helping. So, I got thinking about books that had previously got me out of reading slumps and there is a few. I wanted to share some of them just in case they help to get you out of a reading slump. Here are 5 books to get you out of a reading slump!
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.
I remember vividly picking this book up one afternoon and finishing it a day later. I hadn’t read anything for a while and took a chance on this book and I’m so glad that I did. It is full of plot-twists, mysteries and intriguing fast-paced storylines. I would highly recommend this book if you are struggling to read and know that something fast-paced will bring you out of your slump. Even better, the sequel is now out so you can read that immediately afterwards.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over—especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva.
The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud—because it is long past time to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth.
This is another book that I took the chance on after really struggling to read for a while. I’d read the entirety of this book within 12 hours and I absolutely loved it. It was fast-paced, full of mystery and has beautiful writing. I would highly recommend this book to get you out of a slump or just any book by Taylor Jenkins Reid in general.
You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry
12 SUMMERS AGO: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are pretty confident they’ll never speak again.
11 SUMMERS AGO: They’re forced to share a ride home from college and by the end of it a friendship is formed. And a pact: every year, one vacation together.
10 SUMMERS AGO: Alex discovers his fear of flying on the way to Vancouver.
Poppy holds his hand the whole way.
7 SUMMERS AGO: They get far too drunk and narrowly avoid getting matching tattoos in New Orleans.
2 SUMMERS AGO: It all goes wrong.
THIS SUMMER: Poppy asks Alex to join her on one last trip. A trip that will determine the rest of their lives.
If you are looking for a romantic, heart-felt and sweet story to get you out of a reading slump, then I would highly recommend this one. I read this in a matter of days and loved the way in which it is set out. The way the timeline changes from past to present kept my attention and made me want to learn more. It certainly got me back into reading and I’m sure it will others too.
Afterlove by Tanya Byrne
Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined to see her first love Poppy Morgan again, the only thing that separates them is death.
The last thing Ash hears is the snap of breaking glass as the windscreen hits her and breaks into a million pieces like stars.
But she made it, she’s still here. Or is she?
This book is beautiful, it is heart-breaking and it is heart-warming and I cannot recommend it enough. It is filled with stunning passages and a storyline to intrigued you and keep you invested. Tanya Byrne writes incredible novels and this is one of those. I would highly recommend this one, it is sure to take you out of your reading slump.
Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
In Gap Mountain, California, everyone knows about fire season. And no one is more vigilant than 18-year-old Hannah Warner, the sheriff’s daughter and aspiring FBI agent. That is until this summer. When Hannah and her best friends accidentally spark an enormous and deadly wildfire, their instinct is to lie to the police and the fire investigators.
But as the blaze roars through their rural town and towards Yosemite National Park, Hannah’s friends begin to crack and she finds herself going to extreme lengths to protect their secret. Because sometimes good people do bad things. And if there’s one thing people hate, it’s liars.
Need a fast-paced book to get you out of your reading slump? This is the perfect one! It is non-stop from the first sentence and the amount of plot twists and mysteries throughout this book are incredible. This book plays out like a movie and is very easy to imagine in your head so would be perfect if you can’t face having to visualise hard. I’d highly recommend this one!
What books have you read that have got you out of a reading slump? Let me know in the comments below!