If you are anything like me, you probably go through phases of reading. There are times when you are on. a. roll. Ready to conquer the world with your reading skills and crossing titles off your reading list every other day. Then, there are times when you barely read a page in a month.
It’s in these lulls that I often find myself questioning my true “reader-ness.” Can I really call myself a reader? Do I truly like to read or am I just a fake? It can be easy to feel defeated when you have lost your reading mojo, but I am here to tell you that it’s okay to have lulls. And, when you are ready to climb out of your non-reading hole there are many ways to find a new title that will help you fall in love with words all over again. After all, the true secret to loving reading is reading books you love.
Yet, I sometimes find myself at a loss for finding a new book I care to dedicate time to. What’s a girl to do when her heart wants to read, but she simply can’t find a compelling book? How do we find good books to get us back to reading more? Here’s a few secrets to finding your new best book friend:
I know it can feel impossible to step out of a reading slump when you are in the thick of it, but I know you can do it. Don’t be afraid to try new books and explore new genres. You may just discover your new favorite read. And while you’re at it, go easy on yourself. If you only read a chapter in a week, you read more than nothing. Don’t be afraid to set aside a book that isn’t jiving with you.
Take a deep breath. Smell those crisp pages. You got this.
Hi, I'm Emma!
A Maryland girl who moved to Washington state seeking adventure, I adore writing and delight in sharing my favorite things. I celebrate whimsy and you can find me doing a happy dance when something really strikes my fancy.