When You’re In a Reading Slump

I’m always reading something. Always. My purse is empty without my Kindle and I often leave a paperback in the car. Lately, I haven’t been reading as much as I’d like since I am hard at work on Lipstick & Latte edits, but I need to be reading something. But the problem is everything I pick up, I can just as easily put down.

I’m in a reading slump.

Photo Credit: Lacie Slezak, Unsplash
Photo Credit: Lacie Slezak, Unsplash

I hate it. Seriously. I would rather deal with writer’s block (which I’ve stated before I don’t really think exists anyway) than not be able to get into a book. I’ve picked up books with rave reviews only to stop at the 20% mark. I have two paperbacks started and one from the library I actually need to return. Never read it. I won a book I’ve been waiting to read and Jodi Picoult’s book showed up in my mailbox but I refuse to read it. I LOVE Jodi’s books. I refuse to read it until I’m back on my game. I don’t want to be disappointed in the book because I’m in a slump.

So, what am I doing about it? One word.


Back when I was working full-time as a credit rep and drove about an hour each day, I listened to a lot of audiobooks. Then I stopped. I discovered podcasts and stuck with those. The other day I planned on taking a walk and thought maybe I could use Overdrive to download an audiobook from my library. I searched and settled on One In a Million by Jill Shalvis. I’m loving it! I think this may finally pull me out of my slump! I’ve never read her before and listening to her book is going to help me with NaNoWriMo, I’m sure.

What do you do when you’re in a reading slump?

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