We all know how crappy it is to be in a reading slump; to feel like nothing you read will be that interesting or exactly what you’re looking for. It’s simply the worst.
Here are a few books we turn to whenever we get in a slump. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great Top Ten Tuesday idea!
Any in the Harry Potter series. I know some people need to read these in order even if they reread them. But if you’re in a slump go for your favorite. You’ll be out in no time!
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
There’s something about this classic that I always love coming back to and I always manage to find something new in it.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A fun book, with a unique mystery and charmingly written (at times).
Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg
This quirky collection of stories reads almost like some of the best New Yorker cartoons in story form.
Lit by Mary Karr
Hands down one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read; vibrant, tragic, but with a bitingly real sense of humor.
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Every line and every plot twist is unusual and unexpected in this powerful and mysterious tale.
The Keep by Jennifer Egan
This one is easy to read while being deeply engaging, and it will make you cringe as much as it will make you laugh.
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
A simple and heartwarming adventure that never gets too dark.
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers
This dialogue-only novel is full of laugh-out-loud moments and only takes a couple of hours to read.
How to Be Both by Ali Smith
If you want something totally fresh and bold, there’s very little familiar to be found in this bizarre story.