Last week, I shared four unforgettable books that have thrown me into a reading slump with their deep themes and complicated plots. I also explored how reading slumps are actually pretty cool. 😉
But, admit it, no one wants to stay in a reading slump forever… (After all, bookworms would starve without their regular diet of stories.)
It takes a special book to break a reading slump. Something easy to read. Something mentally engaging. Something truly wonderful.
Here are four books (a couple are actually series) that fit the bill. 😀
In my review of Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer, I wrote, “This book was like a scrumptiously perfect mini cheesecake–the right size, sweet but substantial, and utterly happy-creating.” And it’s true. A sweet friend of mine gave it to me for Christmas, and I read the entire thing in a day. ❤ It was light enough to combat holiday and textbook exhaustion; but the beautiful character, sweet plot, and Christian content engaged my heart and mind and re-convinced me that books are worth reading. 😉 (I’m reading it aloud to my sixteen-year-old sister now.) Read my review here.
This series = <3. Not as in “these are romance”. Nope, the heart means I love them. 😉 Just had to make that clear. I love Kate’s Case Files by Sarah Holman because they 1) are definitely Christian, 2) have well-written characters, and 3) are really smart mysteries without murder. Yay! Add in some fun banter from the team, and these are perfectly refreshing books. (Read reviews of book one and book two. And squeal happily because book three is coming out this year.)
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale is such a lovely book. I think of it like a modern fairytale–one of those stories that is written to live on. The main character is one of my all-time favorites because she was just a regular, interesting girl I could relate to. Also, the worldbuilding is sooo rich! It’s a book that never fails to please. 😉 Read my review here.
I can’t believe how long it took me to finally read Sarah Holman’s The Destiny Trilogy. Once I started, though, I couldn’t stop. 😀 Exciting, sci-fi without weird science or aliens, and mysterious… Definitely the type of book I go looking for when nothing else will do. 😉 Also, hooray for a really normal heroine. XD (Read my reviews here.)
Which books never fail to please you no matter how terrible the reading slump?