Let’s Talk Bookish – Reading Slumps and Ways to Overcome Them

Hi guys and welcome to Let’s Talk Bookish! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by me, where we discuss chosen topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

Today’s topic is: Reading Slumps and Ways to Overcome Them

I am not going to take part this week, because I didn’t have the time to write a post, but that shouldn’t stop you from writing your own posts!! Be sure to link back so that I can see them! You can also share your tips and tricks for reading slumps in the comments below!

*You can learn more about LTB and see August’s topics here

This Week’s Participants:

Jane @ Blogger Books  | Books On The Brain

Have you ever had a reading slump? What are some ways to overcome them? Is there a specific method that always works for you? Chat with me in the comments below!

11 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – Reading Slumps and Ways to Overcome Them

  1. I wouldn’t call it a slump neccesarily, but sometimes I’m not that motivated to read. I still read, but it’s like, I’d rather be doing this, this, & this 😂😂😂. If I sit down and read, undistracted, no technology, I can usually jump start my motivation up!!

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    1. Yeah, I sometimes have that feeling too. I’m glad that works for you! I’m a lost cause and have so much trouble parting with my phone or computer 😂 But I might try that the next time I’m in one of those moods. Thanks for sharing 💚

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  2. Yes, I’m in reading slumps all of the time! In fact, I’m in one right now! 😂 It usually happens after I finish a good book, and I’m not sure what to read next.

    Lately, I’ve been thinking that I get into these slumps because I’m not used to reading so much. Last year, before I started my blog, I was just fine with reading 5-7 books per year, and the time between reading books would not be considered a slump at all. But now that I’m in the book community more, I feel like I’m expected to read at every moment, which means that if I’m not reading, I’m in a slump!

    I usually try to overcome a slump by listening to an audiobook or rereading a short book I liked 🙂 What about you?

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    1. Aww 😂😂 What book have you finished? And don’t worry, you’ll get out of it in no time 😉

      You can read as many and as little books as you want, but I understand and I’m like that too! I’m always nervous when my Currently-reading shelf is empty because everyone is reading, so I feel like I have to be reading as well. I’m constantly searching and trying to find a book to put on there lol. So I 100% get you, and you don’t need to worry too much about it. You should do as I say, not as I do 😂😂

      Well honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had what can be called a reading slump. There are times when I’m just not in the mood for any books (which I guess is a slump lol) and I usually try to find a book that has been highly recommended, and which will probably be a 5 star for me. Or I go re-read my favorites. It depends on what I’m feeling like doing really.

      P.S. Thank you so much for sharing 💚


  3. Ooh, I love this topic!

    The best solution I’ve found for a reading slump is getting outside and NOT using technology there. It could be high-intensity like going for a run/playing a sport. It could also be something as simple as going to the park for a picnic or taking a gentle stroll.

    There’s something invigorating (for me) about just being surrounded by nature for a while.

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  4. I just tend to watch tv in place of reading when I feel slumpish! And then typically I soon get bored of that and it makes me want to pick up a book again :)))

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