With the holiday season upon us many of us are feeling overwhelmed and stuck and while we are all stuck staying inside there’s no reason to stay stuck in a reading slump! I asked my fellow Nightworms their suggestions for breaking out of a reading slump and came up with this list of Slumpbusters:
Ring Shout was my most recent slump breaker.
"Moving on so many levels"
Kill for Satan by Bryan Smith
"It's fun, violent and ridiculous"
Ritual by Steve Stred
"The brutal and violent content swept me out of my slump. The Father of Lies story is so dark, weird and compelling."
KIN by Kealan Patrick Burke
WALLFLOWER by Chad Lutzke
Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay.
“I read it so fast. It definitely kick started my reading and ended my slump.”
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
"Nothing gets you out of reading slump like a story about satanic cult neighbors wanting to get their hands on an unborn baby."
Food Fight by nico bell ..
True Crime by Samantha Kolesnik or Go Down Hard by Ali Seay.
"Because they’re addicting. Short chapters. Scandalous"
My slump buster this summer was DEVOLUTION!
We Need To Do Something and The Girl in the Video
Camp Slaughter by Sergio Gomez
Crossroads by Laurel Hightower.
“It’s like ripping a bandaid off a severed arm. I was having a tough time reading anything when that came out and when I read it it just was like opening a floodgate of feelings and kicked my slump to the curb.”
The last book that helped me break a reading slump was The Easton Falls Massacre: Bigfoot’s Revenge by Holly Rae Garcia and Ryan Prentice Garcia. It was short, engaging and had a good amount of gore.
My tip for getting out of a bookslump
Is: Grab 4-5 random books off tour TBR stack. Set a timer for 15-20 minutes or decide to read the first 3-4 chapters of the book. If that book doesn’t work for you then put it down and move to book 2 so on and so forth. If you go through all the books and nothing is working then don’t read ANYTHING for 24-48 hours. Do something else you love. RESET. Then try again. One of them should typically hook you but sometimes you’re just not in the right state of mind and shouldn’t force reading so a complete break for that short time can really help the self pressure.