Todays topic is an interesting one. I was extremely excited about this weeks Top 5 Wednesday topic because I’m looking forward to seeing what other people suggest for getting out of a slump. I actually had a lot of trouble with todays topic. Not because there aren’t books that have gotten me out of a slump but because I just couldn’t remember what they were. I did manage to come up with a list though.
I think every bookworm can agree that book slumps are the worst. Every once in a while, it’s hard to decide what to read or nothing is holding your interest. But here’s five that I can suggest to try out.
If every single novel that you pick up suddenly seems like it has 800 pages, put it down and look pictures instead. Graphic novels and manga can deliver the exact same impact as a normal novel, and have some fantastic characters and story lines. If you just can’t get into any novels at the moment, try starting with something light.
And basically anything by Ellen Hopkins. This was the first book I ever read by Ellen Hopkins. Despite the size, it’s written in verse, so you can read this very quickly. I have been a huge fan of Ellen Hopkins for a while. This one is, by far, my favourite. Even though I have only read this books once, I know that it will definitely be revisited at some point as it is so well-written.
The less you know about this book, the better. If you’re looking for a book that is full of mysterious circumstances, then read this. I absolutely loved it, It was a short read so I got through it quickly. If you have to read a book for ages because it’s so long you’re just going to get dragged into the slump even further because you aren’t accomplishing anything. I definitely recommend this as a quick read to leave a book slump.
This book is another mysterious story that has you guessing until the very end. Samantha regains consciousness on the side of the road in a ditch, covered in blood and no memories. She doesn’t even know who she is. After she learns that one of her friends died during the time she was missing, she searches for answers for what really happened to her.
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
I’m currently reading Jasper Jones and it’s gotten me so hooked since I started it. Charlie, a bookish teen, and Jasper, marginalised due to his indigenous heritage, are both outcasts that must grow up in a way that some of the adult characters never have. Both are compelled to make life-altering choices amid the deceptive quiet of life in a country town. It’s full of so much mystery and I can’t wait to get further in and finish it!
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So, that’s it for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday, I hope you enjoyed it! I’ve discovered that I really need to take more notice of the books that pull me out of a slump because I had a lot of trouble this week.
What are some books that got you out of a slump? I’d love to know. Suggestions are always welcome so leave them in the comments below!