For any bookworm, the very concept of a reading slump is a total nightmare. This phase appears as a state of limbo, where you can have many books in your TBR but you don’t really feel like reading. This situation can not only be annoying but very depressing also, because what is a bibliophile without getting lost inside the pages of books every now and then? So, if you are someone who’s currently stuck in a bad reading slump, fear not, we’ll get you out of it. In the list below, I have recommended a few addictive books to get lost in that will surely help you out of your situation. They are also super easy to read, which will make reading not appear like a chore anymore:
1) Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: An enthralling novel about the annual summer party of the prominent Riva siblings to break you out of your reading slump.
2) America for Beginners by Leah Franqui: A humorous tale that explores the themes of family, immigration, and the great American dream.
3) People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry: This sparkling adorable novel is about two polar opposite best friends- Alex and Poppy. The story takes us to both their present and past summer trips. Gorgeous rom-com you are going to love.
4) Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: A gripping short classic to beat the reading slump.
5) Lost For Words by Stephanie Butland: An Irresistible and feel-good novel that you won’t be able to put down.
6) My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman: This heart-warming story is about Elsa, a seven-year-old girl who has no friends at school. Her biggest company is her grandmother’s stories. But when the grandmother dies, Elsa is left with a series of letters written by her grandmother, apologizing to people. A touching tale of faith, forgiveness, and relationships.
7) The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan: Anthony Peardew has a unique hobby of rescuing unusual and interesting things. Once picked up, he writes down from when and where it collected them along with sweet little anecdotes about the items. But when he dies, the assistant, Laura, takes on the duty to find the owners of each item. A beautifully narrated novel with plenty of lovable characters.
8) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: An endearing story of twins Cath & Wren and their adventures at college. A great read for fanfiction lovers.
9) The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman: A poignant novel that follows Nina, who works at the bookstore and is the only child of a successful traveling photographer. This book is an extremely funny and emotive novel to read.
10) Matilda by Roald Dahl: One of the world’s bestselling authors introduces you to the lovely Matilda, who enjoys Dickens in the same way as she enjoys solving mathematical problems. Explore this extraordinary tale to beat your reading slump.
11) The Guncle by Steven Rowley: Guncle is a hilarious tale of a retired sitcom star, Patrick. It is an endearing novel that’s perfect to get you back on track.
Written by: Tasnia Shahrin
Tasnia Shahrin loves to talk about books and will not miss any opportunity to throw a list of book titles at your face. To get more of her recommendations follow her @lunchtime_reader.