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Ways to Get Out of a Reading Slump

Ways to Get Out of a Reading Slump

The Reading Slump — we've all been there.


You could be right in the middle of a book, or just looking at your TBR pile; whatever the situation or reason is, sometimes it just feels overwhelming to continue reading. So we asked the lovely people over at our Bookworm Corner Facebook Group for their tried and tested methods, and here's what they've suggested for the restless, stuck bookworm.

Re-read a Favorite Book

Re-read a favorite book

Reread favorites. Always works because you are reminded of that happy feeling you get when you read something really good so you're recharged and good to go.

Shared by Elena

Try something light

Try something light


Maybe you're feeling a little overwhelmed by the length of your current read. Reading isn't supposed to feel like a chore. You can take a break from your brick and consider reading short story collections, comic books, and other shorter formats. They are not any less of great reads.

Shared by Anna

Get out of your comfort zone

Get out of your comfort zone


Switch formats every once in a while. If you primarily read prose, try graphic fiction, photojournals, or "art of" books. They're like palate cleansers, but for reading.

Shared by Clifford

You can have more than one, it's okay

You can have more than one, it's okay


Maybe you just don't want to finish your current read or you're feeling stuck. You can close that book,— leave a bookmark in, of course, —and reach for another book that you've been wanting to read. Perhaps after some time apart, you’ll miss it and come back.

Shared by Anna

Watch an adaptation

Watch an adaptation


Sometimes, I watch the film of the book I’m planning to read, before actually reading the book. This helps me imagine the plot better, especially if the book is not my favorite genre. And, instead of hate, or grudge towards the movie, it makes me appreciate the book better.

Shared by Rachel


These are just some of the most common tips that other bookworms shared. Maybe you're ready to chip away at your TBR pile now. What are your own ways of getting out of a reading slump? You can  share your own tips and jump into the conversation with other bookworms at Bookworm Corner at Fully Booked.