Every once and a while, it happens to the best of us. A reading slump. It’s not something we want to happen, but it almost always does. I’m an avid reader, and I usually read about 50 books a year. So how do I get in a reading slump? There’s many reasons, actually. I sometimes become bored with the books I read, or I’m just not in the mood to read at all. GASP! I know, shocking. Although this happens, there’s always ways to jump back into reading. After a little bit of thinking, I gathered a few tips and tricks to get back on the reading train. Continue reading
After a little break from my blog, I am back to regular posting again. Woohoo! To start things off, I created my November TBR pile which I really want to complete this month. With only 2 months until the end of the year, I really need to take the time to read if I want to succeed in my reading goal. Continue reading
I read a lot of books every year, and with that, I get a sense of what I like in a book. Unfortunately, I don’t like every book I read. Sometimes, dare I say it, I hate certain books. With the book community on Instagram, and Goodreads, we all tend to rate our books in between 1 to 5 stars. I use the same type of rating, but each number may differ to what is stated on Goodreads. In my rating system, I rate from 1 to 5 stars, the higher the number, the more I liked it.
Now that it’s the final 3 months of the year, I have to really focus on my reading challenge. So far, I have read 40 of the 60 books I wanted to read in 2017. I still have to read 20 before the year ends. I don’t have a lot of time, so I’m making it my mission to read as much as I can these next few months. If I can read 6 to 7 books per month, I’ll be able to meet my goal. So let’s hope I can do this!
Books can be read any time of the year, but reading them at a certain time just elevates the experience to another level. I decided to pick ten books that I think are excellent reads for the fall, and will intrigue any type of reader.Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs
I read the first book in the series during a class in university, and it is delightfully creepy. The novel is YA, which I hardly read, but this is too good to pass up. I recently just bought the sequel, and can’t wait to finish reading this series. This series is suited for those who like creepy stories, photography.
The Troop by Nick Cutter and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
The Troop is a horror novel which is both scary, and eloquently written. I would have to take breaks from reading it because it was written so realistically and filled me with so many life-like images. The story centres around a group of boy scouts going to an island, when a terrifying and mysterious man comes arrives. The novel is full of plot twists, so it is never a dull moment.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is an amazing science fiction novel that pictures a futuristic world where humans and androids cannot be differentiated. The novel often asks the question of what it means to be human.
Dracula by Bram Stoker and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I have yet to read either of these novels, yet both are classics. Dracula is more of a horror novel, whereas Jane Eyre falls under the gothic novel category. If you’re a fan of classics, these will be good novels to read this fall.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling and A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Both of these series were a staple in my childhood. A Series of Unfortunate Events centres around three orphans going from relative to relative looking for a home. As they go along their journey, Count Olaf attempts to steal their fortune. A Series of Unfortunate Events is suited more for those who are interested in mystery and crime. Harry Potter is about a young boy who finds out he is a wizard, and is then brought to a wizarding school, with lots of action and adventure. Harry Potter is more suited for those who liked fantasy. Both novels are perfect for a younger reader.
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
I have yet to read this novel, but it is suited towards those who love a good mystery novel.
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
For those who do not like horror, mystery, or fantasy, there are other options to read this fall. A Raisin in the Sun is a play that centres around a family that is being forced to leave their home because they are black. It is a brilliant play, which I have talked about in a previous post. Another option is Milk and Honey which is a poetry book centring around love, and abuse. Although both are not typical fall reads, they are just as amazing to read.