I’m back! I took a week off from blogging because of some family stuff, but I am back and into my 3rd week of university already, how insane? Anyway. This week’s topic is the books I recommend to get you out of a reading slump. If you know me at all or have been reading this blog for a while, you know what my favourite books are. So you should not be surprised to see them on this list. As usual, you can find all the information you need on the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads group. Without further ado:
- Harry Potter – JK Rowling. You already know how amazing this series is. The best part about re-reading HP is that you already know the story. So it’s not that difficult to actually read. Every time I’m really down (which is usually why I’m in a reading slump) I re-read Harry Potter because it makes me happy and I always manage to get something new and different out of the story. There are also amazing audio-books narrated by Stephen Fry that will get you out of a reading slump very quickly!
- The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis. I really enjoy reading books from my childhood to get me out of a reading slump, because they always take me back to a time when I had all the time in the world to read. And I didn’t have to spend my time reading monster reading packs for university, or readings like “Relational Aesthetics”. So, books from my childhood are the answer!
- You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) – Felicia Day. Funny biographies and funny autobiographies are a very easy way to get back into reading. Especially when you have a wonderful, hilarious person like Felicia to read about. There are so many funny autobiographies to choose from, including Anna Kendrick and Amy Schumer.
- Discworld Series – Terry Pratchett. Are you surprised to see this here? No? GOOD. Terry has a very dry, witty sense of humour and his books don’t have chapters so you can read a whole book in a few days because you literally cannot stop. Just pick up any book in the series, give it a go, and thank me later.
- Percy Jackson series – Rick Riordan. This is a middle-grade series, but it is so funny and easy to read. I think they may be a little too juvenile if you are in your twenties like I am, but I am a big fan of reading books intended for a younger audience when you are in a reading slump. When it’s easy to read, you feel much better about actually reading. The Magnus Chase series is actually better, but a little more cognitively demanding.
And that concludes this week’s Top 5 Wednesday! If you have any book recommendations for me in terms of reading slumps (because I am currently in one now…) feel free to share with me on my Bookstagram!
See you soon!