Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Tackle that Reading Slump

Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share books that pull us out of reading slumps. We’ve all been there: for some reason the mood just won’t strike us, and any book we open up inevitably seems off-putting. Reading slumps are a bibliophile’s worst nightmare, especially when your looming TBR pile is staring you in the face. Today I’d like to share a list of ten books that have helped me break through reading slumps in the past.

What books have gotten you out of a reading slump? What do you think of the books on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!



40 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Tackle that Reading Slump

  1. I really love the Great Gatsby and the Night Circus, and I’m so glad they helped you out of a slump, but, interestingly, I’m not sure they would for me, because Gatsby especially is quite character-driven and light on plot, and I think I need books that are more action-packed and fast-paced to get me out of a slump! Just goes to show that different things work for different readers! I still really want to read All The Light We Cannot See, so I’m happy to see it on your list – would you recommend it as a must-read? Great post!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kate! I definitely would recommend All the Light We Cannot See. I read it a few years ago and it still pops into my mind sometimes! I remember that once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down despite its pretty long length. Hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to reading it! 🙂


  2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane got me out of a reading slump recently – it’s such a magical and gorgeous read. It also helped that it’s pretty short haha. The Great Gatsby and The Picture of Dorian Gray are fantastic, as well!

    Great list!

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

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  3. I can not wait to read What Happened! I just got the audiobook, but I am trying to save my audiobooks for the school year, so I’ve been putting it off.

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  4. Ohhh The Night Circus – I really, really need to read that one soon, I’m impatient to, everyone – or at least everyone I know haha – seem to love it so much 😀
    Lovely list! 😀

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  5. YES! I kept seeing a book on this list and thinking, “absolutely, this is definitely one of my choices, too,” and then scrolling to the next one and thinking the same thing, and then scrolling to the next one and honestly thinking the same thing!! I also just love the layout you used with the striped backgrounds!

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    1. The first time I read it was for a high school English class, so that certainly helped facilitate getting through it the first time 🙂 I couldn’t help but love it, though!

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