Reading Slumps – Aren’t They The Worst?

For any bookworm, getting stuck in a reading slump feels similar to how I imagine torture would feel. I want to read, I really really really want to read. I just can’t. When I’m in a reading slump, anytime I pick up a book I get distracted by something else. For example, Grey’s Anatomy, or I’ll decide I’m hungry, or I’ll decide it’s a good time to go argue with my younger sister. The smallest things will distract me! In the last few months, I’ve been in a few reading slumps. So for this post, I thought I’d tell you how I get out of them, and hopefully it’ll be helpful.

1. Set myself targets

The first thing I’ll do is set myself small targets. Even if it’s just a chapter or two a day to get myself back into the flow of things. More often than not, this works for me, as when I start a good book, I need to know what happens.

2. Read a small book

I often find reading a small book helps. They nearly always have a faster pace, so I’m less likely to get distracted by things going on around me as less time is spent reading ‘filler chapters.’

3. Browse Goodreads

Whenever I go on Goodreads, I end up adding a book to my TBR. I find adding even more to that ever growing list often makes me want to get through it a bit faster, so I’ll turn back to my reading.

4. Read one of my most anticipated reads

A lot of my anticipated reads are already on my shelf. For example, Children of Blood and Bone and Love, Hate and Other Filters. But, I just haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. So picking up one of these usually gets me back to reading.

5. Give myself a few days

If all else fails, I’ll give myself a few days of not reading. This always works for me, as I know I’ll be back to devouring book after book within a week!


I hope some of my methods might help some others in the future. What do you do to get out of a reading slump?

-Books&Belle xx


20 thoughts on “Reading Slumps – Aren’t They The Worst?

  1. Ok Paige I’m currently in a book slump after Children Of Blood & Bone and I JUST got distracted by Grey’s Anatomy and I’m LITERALLY watching the new episode right now. HOW FUNNY AND ICONIC IS THAT HAHA. Are we long lost sisters or something or?? Lol. P.s thank you for the tips because I’m dying from this slump.

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  2. I am constantly sinking into reading slumps so this comes at the PERFECT time! I think I’m going to set up a pages-read tracker in my bullet journal to hold myself accountable but like… in a fun way lol

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