A book slump is just like writer's block for readers. A book slump happens because you're too busy. Or because you can't find some interest in the story. Or you just doze off every time you take a new book. Or it just doesn't work out. No matter how keen you are on implementing your love for books, you just can't read at that time. And for hardcore book lovers, it becomes impossible to do anything else as well. Firstly, we can't focus on reading. Secondly, we feel so guilty for not being able to read that we try harder to read which just becomes useless.
I had a long vacation which I utilised extensively for reading. So when my college started, I had to dial down on reading. After about three weeks, I'm glad that I am still reading. But it's just so less that I feel bad for myself. The 'To-Be-Read' list goes on increasing whereas here I am reading only a few pages every day. I'm managing college and blogging well so far. And I'm sure that I'll manage studies, blogging and reading soon.
Currently, I'm shifting between these books:
1. 'And the Mountains Echoed' by Khaled Hosseini.
2. 'Me Before You' by Jojo Moyes.
3. 'I Was Here' by Gayle Forman.
4. 'Lola and the Next Door Neighbour' by Stephanie Perkins.
I've read 'The Kite Runner' and 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khaled Hosseini. Those are among my top favourites. I loved Gayle Forman's 'Just One Day' series. I didn't like 'Anna and the French Kiss'. I haven't read anything by Jojo Meyes. But they're famous authors. So, I'm too confused about which to choose. That's the thing about a book slump. You already know that it's an amazing novel and yet you lack the motivation to read it.
Have any of you suffered this dilemma? Also, can you suggest any book?