Top Five Books To Cure a Reading Slump


Reyde Jones, Staff Writer


Have you ever finished a book and just not been able to find a new one to fill the void? Have you experienced the emptiness when you reach the last page and literally close the cover on a world you loved? 


Easily affecting people worldwide, creating the terrible epidemic readers know all too well, the reading slump seems to always hit at the worst time (like a cold winter when you’re stuck inside). Here are some of my favorite books–the books that filled that metaphorical void and were impossible to put down.



Crave by Tracey Wolff is a YA Fantasy novel featuring forbidden and supernatural romance. Upon starting this book, I couldn’t put it down. The first half of the novel starts slowly, with the main character rebuilding her life after it is shattered to pieces. By the end of the novel, everything has changed and leaves you questioning what comes next. Throughout the novel, Wolff builds a vast world with dark secrets hidden deep within. 


The Darkest Star

The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a YA Fantasy Spin Off novel of the popular Lux series featuring paranormal romance. The main couple in the series really reminds me of Romeo and Juliet in a Star-Crossed lover’s way. This book is one-of-a-kind and is an amazing choice to pull you out of a reading rut. 


The Hating Game

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne is a contemporary romance novel featuring workplace romance and an enemies-to-lovers trope. Joshua and Lucy are complete opposites, from their appearances to their workstyles. Their relationship builds throughout the novel and leaves you wondering if they’re going to make it with each twist and turn.


Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is a historical and supernatural fantasy novel that is also the spinoff to the famous Mortal Instruments series (aka the Shadowhunters show). This novel features the beloved friends-to-lovers trope, along with a complicated love triangle. This is one of my favorite books due to the vast world building and complex characters Clare has created throughout her series.


The Grace Year

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett is a coming-of-age, dystopian romance novel that is completely unlike anything I have read before. This novel is a mixture of The Hunger Games and The Handmaid’s Tale–survival with a feminist twist. My favorite part of this novel is the main character’s resentment for the traditions of her town, especially her impending nuptials or lack thereof.


Whether you’re looking for your first read of the year or deep in the void created by your last favorite book, one of these is sure to satisfy.