How to Get Out of a Reading Slump (Lit Lovers Link Party)


Feeling bored and tired of your books? Never fear! Use these tips to learn how to get out of a reading slump!
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I’m in a reading slump.

I know what got me here. It’s several lackluster books that I’ve read in a row. Nothing that I have read recently quite seems worth the time it took to read the story. I’m feeling the same way about most movies and TV shows. Nothing feels original or interesting enough to commit to.

I have a few things that I like to try when I’m in a reading slump. Usually, these things are enough to jolt me out of my reading slump and get me excited again.

How to Get Out of a Reading Slump

This is what I do to shake off a reading slump; and I’ll be trying some of these post-haste.

Read an Old Favorite

I used to read a lot of classic books when I was younger, and I always find them comforting. I love children’s classics especially. The vocabulary and beautiful writing alone is usually enough to get me excited about reading again.

Find Something Innovative

I feel like a lot of what I’ve read has been lackluster and boring. Nothing has excited me. This is where innovative books can come in and really make a difference. They may be entirely out of my comfort zone, but they will not be boring.

Visit a Bookstore/Library

Nothing makes me more excited about reading than a new book haul. Something about seeing all the beautiful tomes of possibility along with the smell of paper and glue is magical. So many stories await! There is no time for reading slumps in a library.

Talk to a Fellow Book Lover

Books are more fun with friends. That is a fact. I’ve been neglecting my book buddies lately, which may be one reason why I feel burned out by books. Just one conversation with a friend about a book they love can be quite inspirational.

Talk about the Reading Slump

Now that I’ve reached the end of this post, I actually feel a little less slumpy. I’m ready to try the other options I talked about to get excited about reading again. Not reading books feels a lot like being sick and not wanting food. It hurts and makes you feel bad. It’s exciting to feel the hunger for books/food again when you feel better.

Just in case these efforts for how to get out of a reading slump aren’t enough for me, how do you get out of yours? Let me know and I’ll try them out.

Lit Lovers Link PartyRead the rainbow by adding these bright books with yellow covers to your TBR pile!

Now it is time for YOU!  All posts linked up will be shared and pinned by me! Link your neglected book and quote posts for some extra juice! We’re here every Thursday.

Remember, you can link up as many book or quote-related posts as you want! 

As always, I will feature my favorite link-up in next week’s Lit Lover’s edition. When you share your post with me, you agree to for me to use one image from your post in next week’s LL. I will also pin all link-ups to the new Lit Lover’s Pinterest board and send you weekly link-up reminders so you can keep joining in.

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This Week’s Lit Lover Features


Last week, I really enjoyed Heather’s post on books with diversity (a goal of mine for this year was reading more diverse books) and Verushka’s post about female body image. Awesome posts, ladies!

Show me the books!