Okay first off, ~disclaimer, disclaimer, i’m not saying that these books will undoubtedly cure your slump nor will i take any responsibility if they put you in a worse slump this is just supposed to be a fun post yada yada disclaimer, disclaimer~ Okay, I think I’m safe from any legal backfire.
So, I myself feel like I’ve been tiptoeing along the lines of a slump for the past month. I have zero clue what happened to me since I was reading books at record speed (even I was getting impressed with myself) and then bam, Mr. Slump rounded a corner and punched me RIGHT in the face.
Well, maybe not RIGHT in the face, maybe like, he tried but I dodged it and ended up tripping over his foot instead and landed – okay, okay getting off track here.
Anyways, so I thought, I would share a compilation of the top 10 books that I think may be helpful for curing a slump. I only say this because I read most of these books in less than 24 and I found them to be very engaging.
Basically, they’re all page turners.
ENOUGH TALKING GOODNESS.
10. Forgive me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Forgive me, Leonard Peacock managed to rank 10th on this list because while I found it hilariously warped, my best friend hated it. So honestly, it’s either a hit or miss but I really enjoyed the dark humour (everyone loves a little darkness once in a while) and the overall message and it’s also quite sad and compelling, so you get a side of feels with it.
*whispers* it’s short too.
9. This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
WHEN I PICKED THIS BOOK UP I PHYSICALLY COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. I’m telling you guys, the writing, the characters, the humour, the plot, I was so captivated. One of my FAVOURITE contemporaries ever.
8. Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
I actually finished this one recently and it REALLY stuck with me. Not only that the mental illness rep is A+ but also bc it’s adorable and sweet and SO FAST PACED like you could finish it in an hour.
7. This is not a Test by Courtney Summers
Honestly, I want to wrap Courtney Summer’s brain in a blanket. Her stories are always so dark and tragic but so BLOODY good. This is a zombie-Apocalypse type book but don’t let that change your mind, because this woman can bloody write about a garbage bin and you will get chills.
6. One by Sarah Crossan
I can promise you two things with this book. 1. You can finish it in one sitting (it’s written in prose so super easy to read) and 2. It will shatter your heart. That’s some quality content, folks.
5. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I have no words for this book, just read it. It’s super short and you won’t regret it, I’ll give you that.
4. One Of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
This is more of a contemporary ft. a mystery than the other way around but DAMN I was so invested in this STORY, THE CHARACTERS, THE PLOT, THE MYSTERY. Great book for beating a slump.
3. Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Francesca Zappia can write no evil in my eyes. She fricken knows how to write contemporary like a bloody queen. I finished this book in less than a day (and it was a quite busy day for me too, but screw adulting, books gotta be read)
2. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Tragic. Historic. Tragic. The best recipe for any book. I think what makes Salt to the Sea so compelling to read is the numerous POVs and stories you get to follow. Also super short chapters always keep my attention.
1. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Guaranteed to screw with your mind. Dark Matter is going to have your brain reeling and punching your slump in the face so you can come back for MORE MORE MORE MORE.
And of course, if these books didn’t help you beat the slump, you can always reread a fav or leave your house for the first time in three years and breathe in oxygen. I hear that helps too (or something).
And I wanna hear from you, which books do you swear will cure a slump?!?