Getting out of a reading slump

Reading is something that I love to do, and really got into in 2019. You would think that with spending 
more time at home last year that I'd have read more, but instead it was the opposite. 2019 I read 52 books, 
2020 my goal was the same but I achieved only 19. To some people that's a lot of books and others it's not. 
For me it was average, especially compared to previous years, but definitely not what I wanted to achieve. 

I have been in a reading slump now for around a year, and I'm fed up. I hate not being in the mood to not 
want to pick up and dive into a good book and get lost in a story. 3 and a half months into the year I've 
only read 1 book which was This Winter by Alice Oseman. My goal for this year is 26 books and although 
I still haven't 9 months left to achieve that, I'm marked as being 4 books behind on Goodreads.

A reading slump is common, especially amongst avid readers but I've never known one last this long. With 
a lot of other things happening in my personal life, reading has been put on the back burner. I've decided 
to try and stick to a more strict routine to get an even balance. Making sure my blog work is done in the 
day, in between work, and the evenings are for relaxing and hopefully more reading. 

I've already chose my next book; clap when you land by Elizabeth Acevedo, which is wrote in a poetry 
form which makes it even easier to read. I find when I haven't read in a while, the easiest way to get back 
into it for me is to listen to the audio book at the same time. I'm not one of these people that can just listen 
to the audio book, as I find I get too distracted, so I like to follow along with a physical copy of the book. 
Although this is a 400 page book and looking at it can be quite overwhelming, I know that with it being in 
poetry form and reading is no 2x speed on Audible it will only take a few hours (audible - 2.45 hours).

Instead of waiting to read another book, I will go onto my next read and so on, hoping to get out of
 my slump as soon as possible. This summer there will be some reading challenges that I will take part 
in and I want to make sure I enjoy reading again when they come around. 

What book are you currently reading?



  1. Treating myself to a few new books that I'm really excited about always gets me out of a slump! And easy to read books help too. Clap When You Land is so popular, can't wait to hear what you think of it! x

    Stef |

    1. So excited to read it! Buying new books always helps too x

  2. I've been in a reading slump for ages! I LOVE it when I find a book I can' put down, but they are so rare! Maybe I am just picky.

    Corinne x

    1. Makes such a difference doesn't it! I found that poetry and graphic novels can help a lot to get out of it x

  3. I've not read a book for months!I'm half way through Candice Braithwaite's book but haven't finished it!

    1. Haven't heard of her before, I'll have to check them out x

  4. I was in such a reading slump in the Autumn and it felt horrible. I got some lovely new books for Christmas and remembered how much I love reading and it soon kicked off again.
    I'll defo use some of your tips next time I'm in a slump!


    1. I'm hoping once I sort out some things in my personal life, as well as buying my new bookshelves, my love for reading will come back to me x

  5. Aww hopefully you can find your spark again for reading. I find when I am in a reading slump that watching Book YouTubers can help as they can inspire you and suggest so many reads you may not have heard of before.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

    1. I love watching Booktubers! I read a graphic novel last week which definitely helped with my mojo a bit x