4 Books to END a Reading Slump

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

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?

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Kate Willis

Kate Willis likes nothing more than a good story and a thoughtful conversation, preferably with a side of chai tea. Her love for Jesus Christ and her big, closeknit family inspire every story. She is an avid reader and enjoys writing for all ages.

7 thoughts on “4 Books to END a Reading Slump”

  1. Yes to all these books!! *Hugs them all* Are you sure you don’t just like the Kate series because it’s got your name on it? 😉 (just kidding, I know what I truly awesome series it is. The next book is really good…)
    Along with these awesome books, I go back to Dear Mr. Knightly, Annabeth’s War, and Rebekah Morris books. =)

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  2. Kate’s Innocence! I might not think of it for a reading slump, but I do like that genre on occasion, and love those particular books.

    I’d go for something familiar and a little comforting. Just the other day it was a book by H.L. Burke. Otherwise I might re-read one of Hope Ann’s stories, or something short. Nothing with many plot threads and certainly not something with unfamiliar characters or too dark in tone.

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  3. *is jealous of Mikayla* I want to read Kate’s Case Files #3!!!!!!! And I really enjoyed “Wings of a Dream” as well. (Thanks for recommending it!)

    As for books I go back to after a reading slump, as I mentioned before I’ve never been in a reading slump, but when I’m sick and tired of mediocre books, or books that just drive me nuts because of 1) historical inaccuracies 2) too much detailed kissing 3) wishy-washy Christianity, then I’ll grab a book by my favorite author, “Pansy” and sigh with contentment. 😉

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    1. I know, right?!! Sister privileges. XD You’re welcome!! Mikayla’s the one who recommended it to me.

      Aw, that’s great. My favorite authors are the ones I can always trust to have a good story that brings me closer to God. 😉

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