Saturday, July 11, 2015

I've Slumped and I Can't Get Up...

Yup. I've fallen into a major book slump. Like, major. Like I don't like anything. I can't even follow my own advice for a reading slump because I just can't, okay?! 

Guys, I need your help. I need recommendations. The truth of the matter is, sure I can visit a million and one blogs, but I'm lacking the patience. If I read one more book I don't enjoy I just might eat someone, out of sheer madness. I have so many books but they're just not doing it. 

I think I'm so far in the slump, I can't see my way out. 
I need the best you guys have--your favorites, your all out fangirl books, your rereads, whatever you got.

Toss it out there, I'm desperate. 



  1. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Has a wonderful beginning that will hook you right away :D

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  2. Are you looking for a certain genre?

    Okay favorite series that make me laugh, Charley Davidson and Stephanie Plum. If you haven't read either I highly recommend them. Laughing can always pull you out of a slump.

    If you want something with mystery and a bit futuristic with a swoon worthy guy try the In Death Series by J.D. Robb, one of my favs as well.

  3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. Those are the best ones I've read lately and can think of at the top of my head right now...

  4. Girl I feel you. I am avaeraging like 10 pages a week these days. I am still backed up on reviews and I'm not even reading!

  5. I have no idea whether you've read this or not, but Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson is a great contemporary. I usually read a good contemporary or two to get me out of my slump. :)

  6. Ok, here goes. Favorite angel series: The Rephaim by Paula Weston and Embrace by Jessica Shirvington.

    Adult: I recently read Happiness for Beginners and I loved it so much and it's such a feel good read.

    Recent YA fantasy I've read and loved: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows and Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey.

    Recent NA that I loved: The Deal by Elle Kennedy.

    Hope you get out of your slump!! ~Pam

  7. Check out my post on how to get out of a reading slump, hopefully it'll help!
    I like to read books that's out of my comfort zone, short, and/or fast paced, so I'd recommend The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, The Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin, or maybe a nonfiction like Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen.

    Annie @ Indoor Sojourner

  8. Maybe in Another Life or Bright Side - two of my favorites this year!

  9. I recently really liked Sincerely, Carter. It wasn't a super heavy read but it was fun and quick and didn't make me think too hard which I always look for when I'm in a reading slump. It's a nice swoony romance that's easy to fall into!

    Hope this slump goes away soon! I know how frustrating it can be :(

  10. ah I feel ya. I have been there…SOOO many times! Here are a couple that may do the trick!
    -go for a random novella…it’s short and if you don’t like it you don’t have to finish but theres a chance you will and yay

    -The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. It’s short, super super cheesy and sweet ,and this is coming from someone who hates contemporaries…

    -idk if you like graphic novels at all, but those are my go-to for reading slumps. They’re just …idk. you’re mostly looking at pictures so it’s a win win haha try The Graveyard Book Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman / P Craig Russell.

    I could give you more but you have so much great advice already! If you need an adult book and haven’t already read try the hilarious steampunk book by Gail Carrier , The Parasol Protectorate 1, Soulless.


    Diamond @ Dee’s Reads

  11. Let it Snow by John Green and Maureen Johnson maybe? It's a bunch of short cute stories that always get me out of a reading slump. I find that because it's short stories, it doesn't require a major commitment which might be helpful for you, too!

  12. When I'm in a book slump, I always re-read an old favorite.

  13. I'm with Ali (Kindlemom). Charley Davidson series is pure fun. I hope you'll get through your reading slump soon. It sucks when you've got oodles of books on your pile, and none is calling your name. Bah.

  14. the best you can do with a reading slump is to re-read one of your favorites, in my opinion, and after that you already are not in any reading slump so you keep moving on your reading life. :) i wouldn't rec any book because well, in my experience recommendations in a reading slump aren't that good, at least for me.

  15. Oh no! I hate reading slumps. I find it horribly difficult to recommend something to someone in a slump since if you are anything like me, you are likely to hate anything that doesn't strike you just right. The one thing that has worked for me pretty consistently is reading something that is completely different than what I would normally read. Best of luck!

  16. AH That's the worst. When I'm in a slump, I always just reread a favorite.
    My slump rereads are: The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Gallagher Girls Series, Heist Society, Percy Jackson series.
    I was going to recommend the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. But, then I looked and saw that you've read Obsidian. So maybe a reread of that would be good?
    Also, I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! It would be great if you would hop on over and check it out - I would love to see your answers.
    Olivia @ Fluttering Pages

  17. Not sure if you read the Big Library Read last month, but Eyes on You by Kate White is one of the best books I've read this year. Just posted a review on my blog.

  18. Throne of Glass! The Royal We! I'll Meet You There! Rites of Passage! Any book by Kasie West :)

    I hope you get out of it soon! I like to reread when I'm slumping.

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. I hate to reread but thank you for these recommendations!

  19. Is this the time when I can convince you to read Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen??!? You must! Tell you what, if you read it and end up liking it, I'll send you the sequel! (YEZ, bribery is my thing now, LOL) :D

  20. To get out of my reading slump I re-read some Harry Potter and then read books outside of my normal choices! That totally helped me break through!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  21. I'm in the same boat girl, so I feel your pain. I'm seriously about to stalk your comments and snatch up some of the books people are recommending lol.

  22. I realize this is late so I hope you're out of your book slump by now. I can't remember if ACOTAR got you out of your slump or not, so I'm hoping it did haha. If you ever need a recommendation though, Colleen Houck's books are some of my favorites!