Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

I hit a huge reading slump in July. We’ve all been there but, oh man, it sucks. Since I gravitate toward YA fantasy on a regular basis, I figured I’d list some genres that help move me out of a reading slump!

1) Contemporary

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen, My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella, The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

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2) Cozy mysteries

Cozy cat mysteries such as Double-Booked for Death by Ali Brandon

3) Crime/thrillers

Anything by Karin Slaughter!


4) Sci-fi thrillers

The Wayward Pines series by Blake Crouch, Sleeping Giants (Themis Files) by Sylvain Neuvel


5) Graphic novels

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

6) Start a series

Choose a fast-paced, consumable series such as Grisha or Caraval


7) Romance

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


8) Do a buddy read

Find a friend to read the same book at the same time! Sometimes it helps me to stay motivated to read!

9) Listen to an audiobook or read something in a different format

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens is A+ on audio! Also, The Illuminae Files is told in mixed-media format which makes for a great reading AND listening experience.

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10) It’s ok to take a break!

It’s ok to NOT be reading. Go watch Netflix, start a project, or take a nap. I am serious. I’ve been burned out by reading too much and it is the worst feeling!


What do you do to get out of a reading slump? I’d love to hear more tips! ❤



5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump

  1. I think I naturally grab a romance-themed contemporary when I’m in a slump because they’re so “easy” to read, but I love the ideas mentioned here. I also think buddy reads are super helpful because they hold you accountable and force you to get ish done! lol. I also think it’s super wise that you included the fact that it’s okay to slump if that’s what YOU need! Great post!

    I went my own way this week and decided to update y’all on my past seasonal TBR list progress. Feel free to check it out:


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