The Bloggers in the Attic: Reading Slumps


The Bloggers in the Attic is a bi-monthly discussion chain created by Camilla @ Reader in the Attic where a group bloggers take turns discussing a chosen topic throughout a month. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, be sure to contact Camilla to join!

June’s Theme

This month’s theme is the one thing all readers hate; reading slumps. We all hate them.

Every reader hates reading slumps, times where reading just doesn’t work for a reader. Reading slumps can happen due to any reason, but for whatever it is, we can’t seem to read just one single book. It just doesn’t work out.

There was even one time I fell into a reading slump. As much as I wanted to read, I just could not. Even though my life was a bit busier than normal at the time, I made sure to take breaks for reading, but I was just not in the mood to read any of books I had sitting in my TBR pile. My reading slump only lasted for about a month and only ended when one upcoming book was published that I really been wanting to read.

Every reader has their own ways of getting out a slump and while on my slump, I tried a few things. I tried to reread a favorite (fail), tried writing out reviews (fail), and even tried other forms of storytelling (fail, kind of). When I tried a favorite, my first go to was Harry Potter. If anything, I was sure that the first book in the series would definitely get me out of it. I was completely wrong. This only showed me how bad my slump was. I could not even continue the book.

During my slump, I was a bit behind on my reviews as well. I thought that by catching up on my reviews and writing them, it would get me wanting to read again. In reviews, just writing good things and being excited about books sounds like a good plan, right? Well, nope. I only realized how behind I was and struggled with it. It didn’t really help.

I even thought other forms of storytelling would help. I thought binging on Netflix would help. Netflix would have a lot of options to go through and some movies and shows have really good story telling. I also started to try graphic novels. Netflix and graphic novels both helped in a way, but I got caught up with Netflix, leaving me no time to read.

The only thing that helped was time. I had to wait out until a book came along that got me excited to finally read it. I can’t remember which book it was, but it was recently published at the time. By the time I finished the book, I already wanted to read another. That was when I finally got out of my slumps.

Discussion Schedule

3rd – Sam @Fictionally Sam
4th – Lauren @Northern Plunder
6th – Ben @Books with Ben
9th – Anthony @Keep Reading Forward {Me!}
11th – Sagey @Sage Shelves
13th – Kal @Reader Vocarious
28th – Rain @Book Dragonism
20th – Lara @Naija Book Bae
24th – Isabelle @Bookwyrm Bites
27th – Dany @Ambivert Words

You can follow the discussion on Twitter with the general hastag #DiscussionAttic and the specific month of #DAJune.

What do you think of reading slumps? What are you thoughts? Have you ever been in a slump and how did you get out of it?

Remember, if you wish to join Bloggers in the Attic, be sure to contact Camilla!

Thanks for Reading and Have a Great Day!

12 thoughts on “The Bloggers in the Attic: Reading Slumps

  1. Reading slumps are legit the worst but I do agree that time is the only way to get through it! Waiting it out however, feels like a never ending timezone sometimes though. But all in all, I am glad you defeated the slump Gods and are back at reading again Anthony!

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  2. I get slumps pretty frequently and I think that for me time is the most important factor. But I will say that ever since I’ve been interspersing graphic novels and shorter works into my normal reading routine, the amount of slumps I have has drastically decreased!


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