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. (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!
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.
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 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 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!