Best Books for Beating a Reading Slump

For me I get into a reading slump whenever I finish a really good book or series, or I just read an absurd amount (like May after I read 18 books in 1 month). These things happen all the time to me, because I get so invested in long series, and then when it’s over I’m a blubbering mess over not having any more content.

I’m that annoying person that doesn’t want to move on, but these books are ones that I flew through and helped me get out of feeling slumpy!

Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1 (1): Ishida, Sui: 0787721859499: Amazon.com: Books

Tokyo Ghoul vol 1. (or any volume)

This series was so fast paced, both because it’s a manga and because that’s how it’s meant to be. Page after page I was sweating trying to figure out what was going to happen, and how much Kaneki would have to endure. I definitely read the 200 page volume in less than half an hour, and proceeded to read 3 volumes in a day!

Amazon.com: Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)  (9780812988529): Vonnegut, Kurt: Books

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

I read this short novel in about 2 hours, and I adored it. From the themes to the weirdness to the “yo uh you good” feelings, I definitely couldn’t put it down. After I finished it all I could think of was finding the next best weird fiction book, so it definitely did its job.

Amazon.com: Choke (9780385720922): Palahniuk, Chuck: Books

Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

This is definitely one of the weird books on this list, as it follows a sex addict that chokes on food for a living. But there’s just something about Palahniuk’s writing that makes me uncomfortable, yet unable to stop reading. I also read this in a day, and upon putting it down sprinted to my computer to order my next book of his.

One of Us Is Lying (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Karen M. McManus, Hardcover |  Barnes & Noble®

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Now I didn’t actually like this book that much. But I couldn’t put it down, and honestly after finishing this and feeling all sorts of let down I was ready to read again in hopes of finding a perfect thriller (spoiler alert still hopelessly searching for). I also appreciate the allusions to The Breakfast Club.

Wicked Fox (Gumiho, #1) by Kat Cho

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

This one read like a drama. It was over the top, it was dramatic, and it had a plot that happened all at once. A perfect storm for getting out of a reading slump!

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  1. Manga is always one of the best ways to get out a slump for me – and the Tokyo Ghoul series is just fantastic, so unique, unpredictable and fast-paced. I still haven’t picked up Tokyo Ghoul:re but it looks like a heartbreaker 😅

    One of Us is Lying is pretty high up on my ya thriller tbr list and I think this might finally be the year I read it!

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    1. I definitely agree!! I have read Tokyo Ghoul:re either I’m so scared!

      I would definitely suggest it! It wasn’t my jam but it was definitely really good!

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      1. Definitely read it! It’s so good! I love The Martian because it’s such a positive read…I mean yes, man stranded on Mars and bad things happen to him, but he overcomes everything and it’s about all of Earth coming together to help one man. It’s very refreshing reading a book where there isn’t a bad guy to stress you out.

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  2. Ah, I remember Slaughter House Five! If I’d read it on my own, I’d probably have taken a good day to ponder it afterward. However, I read it for a class, so deadlines pushed me to hurry on. But at least writing a paper on it helped get my ponders resolved! 😁

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