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August 21: Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump
This is so different for everyone, so these are books that pull *me* out of a slump. When nothing appeals to me, I turn to old favorites that make me smile/laugh or evoke a warm fuzzy feeling.
Matilda; Roald Dahl. She’s my hero. And children’s books are great to break a slump, because they’re shorter.
Complete Works; Emily DIckinson. Assuming you like poetry, she has some wonderfully defiant poems, or quiet hopeful poems.
Mine Till Midnight; Lisa Kleypas. With books I’ve read a bunch of times, I might just read a favorite section–like a sweet declaration of love.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened; Jenny Lawson. Every since a friend directed me to The Bloggess, her irreverent humor has always lifted my mood with her weird hobbies, strange conversations, and willingness to fight a body and brain chemistry that is unkind.
Hogfather; Terry Pratchett. There’s a lot of life triumphing against entropy in all Pratchett, but this happens to be one of my favorites, because it has Susan Sto Helit and Christmas in it.
Brave Enough; Cheryl Strayed. Short, heartfelt snippets of wisdom and hope.