Five Tips To Get Out of an Epic Reading Slump

Posted January 15, 2018 by Zeee in Discussions14 Comments

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Let’s talk about anything bookish!


If you have been a reader on my blog for a few months, you will know that I had been in an on-and-off book slump of sorts and I have managed to get out of that funk fairly quickly!

So, I decided to share my tips of getting out of a slump and even how to avoid it! Are you still with me?


ONE: Reread your favorites

One of the things I do is reread my favorites. This is because I KNOW that I would enjoy these books because I have already read them. So, I KNOW what I would be getting. Sometimes, I reread a couple of favorites and it usually gets me out of my slump.


TWO: Try different formats

I try to alternate between reading and listening to audiobooks. I listen to audiobooks during my work commute but I also listen to it while working out, doing chores, and sometimes while playing mobile games. At night, I read, usually digitally. But it does help to have a variety of formats to break the monotony.


THREE: Avoid binge-reading

I am guilty of binge-reading but I usually get into a slump after a binge reading an author, a series, or a genre. So, avoid it at all cost or risk getting into an epic slump.


FOUR: Alternate between different genres or sub-genres

I also alternate reading between different genres or subgenres to help me out and avoid the dreaded reading slump. However, I still fail at this most of the time because I tend to read multiple books in one genre. Obviously, I get into another slump when this happens. I guess I never learn.


FIVE: Reading breaks

Try not to read for a day or two. This really helps me and invigorates my reading mood. This helps me avoid any slump that is about to happen.



Want to know if you are currently in a reading slump? Take the quiz to find out!

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I’m going to ask this question again and again in my posts but I still want to know what you do if you are in a slump.

So please, give me more ideas!

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14 responses to “Five Tips To Get Out of an Epic Reading Slump

  1. Yes, binge reading often brings me into a reading slump, couldn’t agree more. I try to switch genres often so nothing becomes all-the-same but I think reading my faves again is always the best way to go 😀 I mean, it has dual benefits: we get to visit those characters/worlds we absolutely love or are obsessed with and of course, helps us getting out of a reading slump. Great post!
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    • Thanks, Fanna! Yes I definitely agree! This is why I always have multiple books on hand in case I get “sick” of the genre I am currently reading!

      Thanks for stopping by! ☺️

    • That’s good! I can’t read and listen to music at the same time, though. And I don’t listen to music as much as I used to anymore.. LOL

  2. I find that reading a new book in a series I’m already loving is the best thing when I’m in a slump. Of course, that requires a new book coming out, and you can’t really control that :-/ But that’s why rereads are good too! I do sometimes get burnt out on a subgenre if I read too much of it in a row, but that doesn’t usually cause me a slump I don’t think? I just follow my moods. So I’ll keep reading that until I tire of it, then switch to a diff subgenre. But I have heard people say switching formats works well!
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    • I think I always get into the trap of reading books in a series one after the other and I always end up in a slump! Buuuut I guess everyone is different, yeah? But like you, I am a mood reader so I also only pick up books that fit my mood. ☺️

    • Congrats on getting out of your slump! I haven’t really had one that went on for a long time, but I’ve had a slump that would last maybe a couple of weeks or so..