It’s Wednesday! This means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey and now hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out and join the Goodreads group here.
So not only is it T5W, but this is also my 100th post! *Fireworks explode in the distance* Yay! That is a lot of posts… wow, it certainly doesn’t feel like I’ve written so many posts on this blog. That’s insane! Also, if you checked out my last post, I mentioned how I’m only 14 followers away from 200 on this blog, which is also insane. I also mentioned that once I reach 200 followers on this blog, I’ll be hosting a book giveaway of a mysterious book (really it’s just a book that I own three copies of). So that’s exciting! I think it’ll be an international giveaway because a good number of my book blogger friends don’t even live in the U.S. so I wanted to make this first giveaway fair for everybody.
That aside, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do this T5W because I love the topic. It seems like a good 80% of the book community was in a reading slump towards the end of 2016 – me included – and as book readers, one of the worst things is not enjoying any of the books you pick up. If you’re currently in a reading slump yourself, I send my regards, and if you’re afraid you’re about to get in a reading slump, then this post might just be for you (along with all of the other hundred T5W posts out there…) So, these books may not help you get out of a reading slump, but they helped me and could possibly help you. And side note: I won’t mention Harry Potter because I know most people will mention it in their posts.
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I read this book in 3 hours and whenever you’re in a reading slump, it’s good to read a book that’s both short, and captivating. This book was both of those things.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and that’s definitely saying something because I can be quite critical on books. If you want a book with amazing characters that feel real, poetic writing, and just an overall great story, then you should pick up this book.
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. This is also one of my favorite books of all time. The way that Rainbow writes her characters is just perfect. That’s really all I have to say about it. She has a simple writing style, yet her words and sentences form something extraordinary.
- The Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester. On this one I don’t specifically mean this book, but just a book with a lot of pictures and funny captions. Sometimes whenever you are in a reading slump you need a bit of a break and while some may do that with audiobooks (I can’t listen to audiobooks, they’re not my thing), I do it with graphic novels or this book. Even if you don’t watch their videos, I think you’d still enjoy it (although you might not get all the references they make).
- A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. This book actually got me out of my most recent reading slump in the month of December. I was in such a bad reading slump for the last few months of 2016, which contributed to me not writing many reviews or reading, and then I ultimately didn’t reach my 2016 Goodreads Reading Goal. But thankfully, I read this book at the end of the year, which gave 2017 a fresh start with reading. This book is exciting, captivating, and overall amazing.
These books might not help all of you who are currently in a reading slump, but hopefully it’ll help a few of you. I also wrote a post a while ago giving tips on how to get out of a reading slump, so you can check that out here if you’re interested.
If you’re currently in a reading slump but don’t want to read any of the above books, let me know so that hopefully I’ll be able to help you out. Nobody should have to go through a reading slump alone! Also, if you took part in this week’s T5W, feel free to leave a link to your post so that I can check it out!