WWW Wednesday – March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Since it is Wednesday, it means another WWW Wednesday! I’m answering the three questions below. Let me know your answers in the comments, or share to your own blog!

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I am currently rereading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I told you all it was going to happen. The entire time I read A Court of Silver Flames, I just kept thinking man I want to reread the ACOTAR series. I couldn’t get it off my brain, and I hit a reading slump. So here we are! Honestly, it’s really nice to reread. This series is very much a comfort series for me and I kind of need that right now.

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished Well Played by Jen DeLuca. Honestly, this book is fine. I had added it to my TBR after reading Well Met at the beginning of last year which I really enjoyed. This book doesn’t really change the game, but that’s ok. It is an enjoyable rom-com and if that is what you are looking for then its perfect. I’ll have a full review posted to my blog soon.

What do you think you’ll read next?

This is really tough because I’ve been in a real reading slump. I think I might read Storm & Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This one has been sitting on my Kindle for awhile, so it might be nice to clear that off the shelf. This is genuinely a tough question to answer right now. So this could change, it is whatever strikes my fancy right now.

How to Get Through a Reading Slump

We’ve all been there, you have a pile of books to read but for some reason you just can’t get through a book. It happened to me last week. I read a book that I had been anticipating, and it did not live up to that anticipation. In fact, I ended up just not liking it. Then the next book I picked up, I just couldn’t seem to get into. Not that it wasn’t good, but obviously it wasn’t for me personally.

Recently, I have been giving myself permission to not finish a book. This was something I never used to do. I would hate read that book until it was completed, and I could put it out of my sight. With the extended quarantine however, I have come to the realization of “why am I putting myself through that?” My time is important to me, I should fill it with books I’m actually enjoying.

The best course of action for me when I hit a reading slump is:

  1. Take a few days off. Seriously, just take a break from reading. I know you love to read, but your brain needs a break. I know far off places, daring sword fights, magic spells, and princes in disguise are very exciting, but they can also be overstimulating. So your brain needs a day off.
  2. Pick up a good romance or a book you just absolutely love. I normally pick up a great romance novel. Romance novels are always quick reads for me because I very easily get swept up in them. It clears away any issue I had been having, and in a couple of days I have the sense of accomplishment from finishing a book.

Just like that your are out of your reading slump. That’s what normally does the trick for me. The romance novel gets me out of whatever funk I was in, and then I’m able to pick up a brand new book no problem.

Let me know if this trick helps you out of a reading slump! Don’t forget to check out my instagram @kerryreadsthings