21 August 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - Reading Slumps

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week's TTT is books that will pull you out of a reading slump. For those of us in the blogging world, we are almost in competition with ourselves. We eat, breathe and sleep reading. We are not the average reader though. 

According to the research, Americans read a mean average of 12 books per year, and the typical (median) American has read four books in the past 12 months. 

Can you imagine only reading that few? I certainly can't. That's a bad couple of weeks for me! What happens though when we hit that reading slump and no book is "talking" to us? When our TBR starts piling up and there's no end in sight?



Book Stack

Most of the time, what I'll do is go back and read an old favorite. It may be a book that I've read many, many times before or maybe even a book from my childhood. Usually, it's a book from one of my favorite series. I don't even usually care which book is it or where in the reading order. I'll grab it and off I go.

Here are some of my favorites. :) 

Kim Harrison's Hollow Series

Kim Harrison's Hollow Series

James Howe's Bunnicula Series

James Howe's Bunnicula Series

Jim Butcher's Dresden Files

 Jim Butcher's Dresden Files

Robert Asprin's Myth Adventures Series

Robert Asprin's Myth Adventures Series

Mira Grants' Newflesh Series

Mira Grants' Newflesh Series

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter

Seanan McGuire's October Daye Series

Seanan McGuire's October Daye Series

James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small Series

James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small Series

Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson Series

Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson Series

Kate Locke's The Immortal Empire Series

What are your favorites to reread?