Reading Slump

For the past wk or two I have been having really bad reading slumps and wasn’t getting much of anywhere.

So, yes I was still buying   books and  stacking my shelves with them, that didn’t stop me from doing so because my love for books outweighs that small bump in the road to a great read. Not that the books I was reading were causing all of it, but some didn’t help the matter.

I found that instead of dealing with it and finding the solution I was keeping myself busy with mommy, wife, and life duties. And the minute I would pick up my recent read, I would find an excuse to put it back down or turn off kindle reader.

And I LOVE books! I live, breathe, walk, books! This was becoming a big pain in the behind. There are way too many great books out there and coming out daily to be stuck in a rut of a book slump.

Soooooo, what needs to be done and how did I get myself out of one?

I went to my fav places pertaining to anything books and the love of them and that was Booktube. Yup, my go to for anything and all book related titles and vids is YouTube. There are many tips that helped me get myself back to the good side of book love and some that didn’t quite work out for me. But, it mostly was for the benefit of my reading enjoyment and getting rid of this pesky nuisance. A few vloggers that helped with my slump were Bookables, Little Book Owl, abookutopia, Benjaminoftomes, Peter Likes Books.

Second, was searching other book blogs and Twitter for other bibliophile’s must do’s on this matter. And believe me many are very relatable and almost the same issues. One I found was my current situation was Blog of a Bookaholic, many of the same feels I was going through and one I believed had been the main reason for my slump, too many books jammed into my mind in such a short amount of time. I realized, take a break, let the mind rest, and then start back up with a fav genre or a reread of a loved book. Another blog that was a big help was My Little Book Blog.

Reading slumps are real! And they are extremely bothersome, especially when a big part of you lives for the next adventure within the pages of your upcoming read or current one. But with these awesome tips from fellow book lovers, I have found my way out of my current one.


  1. Darque Dreamer

    March 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you for this post! I felt like this recently and I had to take a step back from the books for almost a week before I was able to pick up a book again. It felt awful because, like you, I LOVE books and couldn’t figure out why I just did not want to read! I’m going to keep these blogs and suggestions in a favorites folder to refer to when this happens again!

    1. Jen

      March 11, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      I’m so glad this helped! I felt this way for a good amount of time and it was dragging down a little. Good thing I stepped back for a bit and took a book break, lol. Sounds weird to say that, but sometimes we just need it. And yes, us bibliophiles adore books and wouldn’t want to stop enjoying them because we don’t take a breather every now and then. It happens.


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