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Why Are Reading Slumps a Thing?


Hey Cats, how're we all this evening? I'm currently curled up in bed suffering from the worst illness ever. I'm sniffling sweaty mess, gross? I know. This week I have been suffering a lot from homesickness and this illness on top of that is unfortunately not helping the situation. Being home just under 2 weeks ago was lovely and it really showed me how much I appreciate my mum and my boyfriend. They are my rocks and being so far away from them at uni is starting to really take its toll on me, I miss them a hell of a lot. However, I'm trying to pick myself up by keeping myself busy and it is helping. For now though, here's today's post.


Today I wanted to discuss reading slumps and how they've been the bane of my life recently. Due to university maddness I have definitely neglected reading, I just haven't made the effort to make time for it as I have been so preoccupied with university activities. I've also been in the WORST reading slump, I've had to put 2 books down as I just haven't had the motivation or want to read them. I always despise myself when I find myself in a reading slump as I question if it's my fault or if I'm just not into the book I'm currently reading... Does anyone else get into these dilemmas? Please tell me I'm not the only one!

Recently I've been able to shake off the reading slump ('touch wood' I don't want to jinx myself!). I have also told myself that it's not my fault that I'm not in the mood to read, it's okay to not want to read. The book that has got me out of my reading slump is 'City of Glass' by Cassandra Clare. This book is so much better than the first two, I'll be honest but I wasn't overly struck with the first too and was skeptical when starting the third but oh my, I am LOVING this book. So much drama and tension and I love it. I'm also taking part in The Girl Gang Book Club this month and I feel really motivated to finish the book so I can take part in the reading discussion next Tuesday! I definitely recommend taking part in a book club if you're ever in a reading slump as it's so nice to have the discussion at the end.

Overall I hate reading slumps and I'm super glad I've finally pulled myself out of one. Do you have any suggestions for me in the future if I find myself in another one? Also have you read City of Glass?

Love, Tabitha x x 

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  1. Ive had a read slump for the past few weeks so I've took to reading books that I have read before and I know I love and can never get sick of them. Hope you are feeling better! <3

    Niamh | https://niamhsprettythoughts.wordpress.com/

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    1. I'be heard that suggestion before! Unfortunately all my read books are back at home but at christmas I plan to reread Cinder by Marissa Meyer and I just ADORE her books! xx Thank you for the recommendation! xx

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  2. Yes! Totally agree that reading slumps are a thing! I'm such a sporadic reader - I'll go from reading practically a book a day for a couple of weeks and then months of not reading a single page. Like a lot of my hobbies - sometimes I'm in the mood for it and sometimes I'm either too busy or I'm just not keen! And that's totally OK - so long as my slump doesn't last so long that I forget how to read haha! Must try City of Glass to get me out of my current slump too. Great post lovely xx

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    1. This is so me. Specifically with reading and blogging, I always get caught up in life and other things that I end up forgetting about my favourite hobbies. However, I'm bad for making myself feel like it's a chore, it's something I need to get out of. City of Glass is great, better than the first two books in the series!! Definitely give it a read! xx Thanks for the comment xx

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  3. Hey Tabitha! 📚 I definitely go through peaks and troughs with my reading motivation too! Some weeks I read a whole novel, some weeks I barely pick up a book! I've heard so many good things about the City of Glass series, I need to add it to my TBR list! 🙌🏼

    Abbey ✨ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. I'm so happy I'm not the only one! Its a struggle isn't it!? and you definitely should give it a read, it's such a great series and I'm loving the third instalment! xxxx

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  4. I miss reading,I can sit and easily get lost in a book for hours but with two kids now I seem to be only reading great blog posts. I have had City of Glass in my basket on Book Depository forever might need to hurry and get them :)

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    1. Oh no, that's a shame. My mum stopped reading when she had me and my brother but luckily found her way back to books. Hopefully you will too! You definitely should give it a read, have you read the other 2 books before hand?? xxxx

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  5. I'm definitely in a reading slump at the moment, I can't just never find the time to read, it always seems to be last on my priority list. I think I might give a book club a go, maybe The Girl Gang one. I can imagine that it does give you a lot more motivation to read!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  6. I hate reading slumps! I used to be able to read an average of 5-6 books A WEEK up till I was about 14, but now I struggle to read one a month. I feel like because of my busy schedule, when I get time to myself books are never first on my to-do list. I really want that to change, but just don't have the motivation! Here's to my four year reading slump- if you can even call it that haha.

    Sara | Saralouisaxo.blogspot.co.uk

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