Whether you used to be a frequent attendee at the Scholastic Book Fair or you consumed all of the books in a 12-novel-long fantasy series in high school, sometimes, we avid readers grow up and reach a reading block.
Never to fear, no matter how long it’s been since you were able to finish a book unrelated to your courses, here are a few that can help you get back into reading.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Series by Jenny Han
Talk about an easy way to slide back into reading, these books can be devoured in a week’s time. I personally read these back in middle school and gave them a re-read once the show came out last year, and the writing is simple to follow enough that you can fly through them.
The plot is not too convoluted, but can still keep you hooked and drawn to finish them in record time. And with that, you’ll be able to say you read not one, but three books.
Prom House by Chelsea Mueller
For those more interested in a horror or murder mystery to keep them hooked enough to finish a book, this is the one for you.
This novel is pretty short and does a good job of offering plot twists you may not have seen coming to keep your interest. I recommended this book to my mom who is currently overcoming a reading slump, and she was able to finish it in between working and just living life.
A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
I know what you are thinking. How is a classic going to help you get back into reading? Stay with me.
While this book is considered a classic, the tale it tells is easier to follow than most, and the short length of the novel itself will keep you motivated to finish it. If you have time to sit down in a chair for a couple of hours, I have no doubt you can knock it out.
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
While I will always recommend any books by Emily Henry to not only get you back into reading but also make you believe in love again, the first one I think anyone should read is Book Lovers.
Book Lovers offers dynamic characters you can’t help but want to see more of, and with pages containing cheeky and fiery dialogue, you’ll simply blow through this book and forget what it was like to be in a reading slump.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Maybe you’ve read this one before, or maybe you have seen the movie, but something about this story will always bring me back. The way we see the world through our main character’s perspective holds interest. The thinness of the book doesn’t hurt either.
Whether this one is a reread or you are picking it up for the first time, it is always a welcome addition to a “finished” book pile.