Having a constant stream of books read is something I am no stranger to. Well until now. It’s been almost three weeks since I last finished a book and I’m currently sitting in the biggest reading slump of my life.
I’m aware that I keep banging on about how difficult it is to balance my full-time job and also writing blog posts and reading, however, I don’t think I ever understood just how hard it would actually be. I’ve been working full-time for over a year now and I’m still struggling to find that balance. My posting schedule has become more stable over the last month or so, but that was down to me being off work for two weeks with an injury. During this time I came up with tons of ideas and also read a couple of books, but that creativity has worn off. Being back at work has really stunted my creative thoughts and my passion for reading has fallen off beside it.
My slump can’t 100% be put down to working so much, it’s also that I’m not terribly interested in my current reading. I know what you’re thinking, why not put them down and never think of them again? Well, that isn’t something I do very lightly. I’ve only ever DNF’d two books in my life and they were both so awful that I just could not continue.
As you can see from the pictures on this post my current reads are Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone #3) by Leigh Bardugo and Ruthless Fae (Zodiac Academy #2) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti. I will go into more detail on both below.
I’ve been putting off Ruin and Rising for so long that I really have no interest in it. Obviously, I want to finish the series as I’ve been reading it for numerous years by now, but it’s feeling quite difficult at the moment. The only time I really have to read physical books is on my break at work and during that time I’m so tired that I can’t really concentrate. It also doesn’t help that I’m almost halfway through and nothing has really happened yet.
If I do manage to get all the way through I’ll probably do a full review, but at this rate I’m not sure that will happen. Let’s see shall we?
As for Ruthless Fae I’m finding how immature the writing style is difficult to connect with. Honestly, I find myself physically cringing at some parts. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this series and apparently it gets better but I don’t know if I’ll be able to stick it out long enough. This second book feels really long so far and it’s taken me almost three weeks or so to get 60% through. I will try to stick it out.
The last factor in my slump is upcoming ARCs, the last two I tried were both DNF’d and I don’t think I can handle more disappointment right now. My next read is Love On The Brain by Ali Hazelwood and although I’m excited for my first read by her I am feeling a little wary.
Hopefully by writing this post I’ve ranted my way out of my slump. Let’s see how the next week or so goes and who knows maybe I will have finished my first book of the month by then.
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