Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Today’s topic is “Books That Pull You Out of a Reading Slump!”
We all know what the dreadful reading slump is. It’s a readers worst nightmare come to life. A reading slump is not only a horrid experience for everyone, but it can be especially wounding to every reading plan you’ve ever made. And lets not even talk about how dangerous it is to the TBR.
A reading slump is not a book buying slump.
The longer we stay away from reading, the stronger the TBR grows.
And when you finally break free from the reading slump, you have to try to “tame” your TBR again, which usually goes a little like….
So, here’s a list of books that saved me from a reading slump!
Also, the covers are linked to Goodreads if you want to go add them! (As if you didn’t have a big enough TBR to deal with already)
The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – I loved everything about this series! It has in fact, made me a little more interested in maybe reading some Sci-Fi. But Obsidio kinda gave me a book hangover soooo. I was alive enough reading wise to read the whole series in like 3 days but I fell back into a slump a straight after. I hold the Illuminae series pretty close to my heart now.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – This is such a soft series. A soft- feel inducing panic ridden series. Which I adore! While there was this amazing plot and soft, precious characters there was also the terror that maybe everything will go wrong. I remember going on a reading spree after reading this series… those were good times.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – I read this one recently (amid all the fluffy contemporary I’d been reading) and if I had to condense the reasoning of how this book relived me of a reading slump, I would say… the writing. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that was so lyrical and beautiful. Full Review.
Angelfall by Susan Ee – The combination of real world and angelic myth felt pretty real. Although I still have some questions about things, I still really enjoyed this series and want to read it again… I know that there are a lot of dystopian books and the genre is considered over done, but I feel like this trilogy is a good reason as to why it should perhaps make an adapted appearance into YA.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – I think Holly Black’s writing is just magical. This book wasn’t what I was expecting, and I’m glad because it was amazing! I haven’t really delved into the world of Vampire books, but if they can be as beautiful as this one was then 100% I will read them. But the expectations are now pretty high…. because Holly Black has set the bar pretty dang high.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – I don’t think this one needs much explaining because most people love this series. But I adore the characters (most of them *glares at Arobynn*) and the world and the magic and ….. basically everything???
Which books brought you out of those ever haunting reading slumps? Are any of them on this list? Do you also have issues controlling your TBR when you’re slumped?