I can feel a reading slump looming. October wasn’t a great reading month for me. I dnfed several books and most of the ones I finished disappointed me. So, I’ve been jumping around from book to book for the last couple of weeks. Since nothing was sticking, I decided to take a couple of days to do anything besides read. Here’s how I’ve been trying to prevent a reading slump.
I enjoy painting, watercoloring, and crafting, but sometimes I just like to color. I can just tune out the world and create something pretty without too much work. And if I feel like it, I’ll usually listen to an audiobook or podcast while I’m coloring.
I finally signed up for Hulu which has limited my productivity in all aspects of my life, haha. But seriously, when I don’t feel like reading, I enjoy watching tv. I still get to experience a story just in a different form. Since, I’ve caught up on Grey’s Anatomy, I’ve been obsessed with Station 19. Honestly, I think I like it even more than Grey’s.
Even though I’ve been jumping around in physical books I’ve still been enjoying audiobooks. I listen to them on my way to work, when I’m cooking supper, and anytime I have some downtime. I’ve really been enjoying non-fiction, specifically true crime. It’s easy to get pulled into an audiobook.
Returning to a Favorite Series
Lastly, once I felt like reading again, I decided to return to a series I love. Words of Radiance was an overwhelming place to start, but once I got back in it it felt like coming home. And I’m taking my time with it so I can truly enjoy the story.
So that’s how I’ve been trying to prevent a reading slump. What do you do when you feel a slump coming on?
4 thoughts on “I’ve Been Trying to Prevent a Reading Slump”
I usually get into slumps when I read too much of a genre. In October, I read a ton of horror and it gave me really bad burnout. Now, I’m jumping genres and it usually seems to help.
I do the same thing sometimes. Especially, with fantasy!
AHHH YAYY TO BEATING THE SLUMP UP SO BAD AM ETERNALLY PROUD OF YOU LIKE THAT <33 also all these tips ARE SO GOOD, will definitely make them my lifesavers next time there's a slump coming on!! LOVE THIS