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Reading slumps are hard. You love reading books and yet, there is not a single book that you seem to be able to stick to when going through a slump. You long to find a good book, something that will hold your interest and get you back into the field.
If this is the case with you right now, here are a few books that can work as an antidote to reading slumps:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A small book of less than a hundred pages, The Little Prince is a sweet tale of a little boy who leaves his home and travels to various places. In the process, he meets different people and learns what it means to be an adult. A charming tale that is sure to touch your heart.
Wonder by R J Palacio
Wonder is the story of August Pullman, a young boy who is beginning school now in fifth grade after being homeschooled so far. The reason? He has a facial deformity. But will he be able to get acceptance as he enters the new world of kids, teachers, and school where everybody else is “normal”? A word of advice, keep tissues handy while reading!
84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff
This book is about two book lovers who never meet but correspond through letters throughout One is in London, the other is in New York and yet they share a bond. This book is based on Hanff’s own correspondence and will make you fall in love with books, again.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
When Juliet Ashton is out of writing ideas, a letter from a man from Guernsey sparks a friendship between the two. She then learns of a reading society there with this strange name and decides she needs to know more about it. The book follows Julia as she communicates with the society members and then visits Guernsey for their shared love of books.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Poet X is the coming of age story of a young girl in Harlem who finds slam poetry as her escape from her home life. Written in slam poetry, this book is a powerful read that shows the power of poetry to give everyone a voice and make them heard.