I hate reading slumps. Reading slumps are those times when you just cant’ seem to finish a book, or at least, finish a book at your normal speed. They’re horribly aggravating, and I wouldn’t wish to bestow them upon anybody.
So, I was probably in my worst ever reading slump last fall. Right as school started, I decided to finish the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. After I finished the fifth book, City of Lost Souls, I decided to read Clockwork Angel at the same time as City of Heavenly Fire.
It took me a whole month to read both, and after I finished Clockwork Angel, I was so happy that I decided to immediately start a new book to get me back on track. I started Red Queen, and that also took a whole month to read. By the time I finished this book, it was late December, and I decided to start a book group in Goodreads. I wanted to start a read-along, and have people actually read along, you know?
So I decided to start this group with a friends on Goodreads, and we had around 40 members, which is pretty good for a group. Anyway, we started off with Six of Crows, and I would assign some chapters. It took two months to read. Somewhere in the middle of all that, I decided to read I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. I finished that in a month. During my school testing in March, I finished Six of Crows.
Here is where it gets confusing. So, sometime between when I finished IGYTS and Six of Crows I started another read-along on the group, and started assigning pages to read for Looking for Alaska.
The thing is, I really didn’t’ like this book much, and that did nothing to help my reading slump. Some of the group members then started whining about how so many of them already read Looking for Alaska, and so I started another read-along for The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
Every time I’d enter the discussion to update, I realized that the only views that the posts were gaining were from me, coming in to update it.
I was so ticked that I deleted the whole entire group, and my slump worsened. I removed Mara Dyer from my ‘currently reading’ shelf on Goodreads, and started The Great Gatsby.
Oh. My. Frickin. Gosh.
That book make it bad. I am so close to finishing, too! I’m literally on page 167 out of 180. I mean, really? Really?
I have reread Legend, and that helped, and I’m about halfway through Prodigy.
I started Clockwork Prince. (How long has it been since Clockwork Angel?) and then I started and finished The Selection. Then…well…here I am.
So, that’s the story of my worst ever 10-month-long reading slump.
Comment below if you’ve had one worse, or a reading slump at all.
Sincerely (It’s like a letter!),