Hi everyone, how is everyone’s reading going this year? Both Kate and I have been on target for our reading goals all year….. and Kate is actually smashing her target by being a few books ahead right now.

I, on the other hand, have slipped back to being a book behind schedule. August and September have been awful reading months for me, having only read 4 books so far since the beginning of August!

So here is my ‘currently reading’ list, perhaps as a kick up the bum to get on with it.

I have just started the audio of POSTMORTEM by Patricia Cornwell. I have read this before and really like it, so I thought I would listen to the audio while I work.

MURDER UNCORKED by Michele Scott is a readalong that I am currently taking part in, for Tandem Collective UK and so far it is a really easy read, and I am flying through, so this one is actually helping my reading slump!

Anything Karen Rose will pick me up, so re reading COUNT TO TEN is good for me! I get through KR books really quickly so I’m hoping to finish it this week.

I’ve been reading HANNIBAL for what feels like forever! Thomas Harris Hannibal Lecter series is amazing and the first two in the series have been fantastic. There is no reason whatsoever that I should be taking so long to read this other than my own slump!

And finally THE REDBREAST by Jo Nesbo, I have actually DNF’d this for now. I will pick it up again in the future but not right now. I can’t get into it. I tried and persevered for 300 pages but I just haven’t got time to read something I’m not enjoying!

Do you get into reading slumps? How do you get out? We’ve had some suggestions from people :

  • Re read a book you’ve already read – I actually do agree with this one. It is easy and gets you back on track by making you feel like you’ve read something.
  • Read something outside your usual genre – I generally stick to one thing, but sometimes if I pick up something lighter than my usual dark thrillers then it can help.
  • Audiobooks – definitely a fan of this. Although I tend to get distracted if I’m doing other things, and can only listen to them when I’m working!!
  • Ask someone for recommendations – then you can discuss it with them, you can compare and you can be sure that at least one person likes the book so maybe you will!! 🙂

Got any other hints? Let us know.

Have a super weekend, happy reading!

Becca x