Arrrggh! The dreaded reading slump seems to be upon me! Following on from a good September I seem to have fizzled out in my reading in the second half of October. I did manage to read a couple of books at the very beginning of the month (one was tiny and lovely) but after that my reading mojo has gone walk abouts…
I read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell to kick the month off and to see what everyone was talking about – I seem to see this book around and mentioned on blogs and youtube a lot. It was a cute and easy read – and only took me a few days to finish. I didn’t love it as much as everyone else seems to on, but it was enjoyable. I might be tempted to try out some more Rainbow Rowell at some point, maybe!
The other book I read this month was Roverandum by J. R. R Tolkien. As some of you might know I LOVE Tolkien, and this little book was a lovely little read. It is very short and only took a few hours to get through, but it was a charming little story, and one that I am pleased to have in my Tolkien collection. I was rather hoping it might inspire me to read a little more – it was around this time that I felt my reading slump come on – but so far I am not too fussed about anything on my shelves. Which makes me a little bit sad.
I have been given a title by Radio 2 for Simon Mayo’s bookclub to read, so I am getting through that – but I am not really over excited to pick it up each day (and I am on a deadline to read it too which isn’t helping much!) and I don’t think it is helping me get out of the slump. And in turn I am sure I am not doing the book any favours by gritting my teeth to read it! I am sure it is a better book that I am thinking in current reading mindset!
Have any of you been in a reading slump? I have had them before for a few days and a week or so before, but I have never really felt like I am not fussed about reading for as long as this before. I wonder if I will be able to get out of it in time to read something good to share with you next month?!
I hope you are all reading something good, or if you are not reading so much like me, I hope you are doing something else that makes you happy instead!