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The Slump and DNF round-up

Hi everyone. Today I want to talk about "the slump". I've covered it before, and I'm pretty sure it happens to everyone who loves books at some point: you just can't find a book that you like, and so your approach towards reading becomes defeatist, which gives books a harder chance to impress you - and on and on!

I've been experiencing a HUGE slump recently. Since before Christmas I haven't completed a book. I don't know what caused it. I hadn't just finished something amazing that nothing could live up to. I hadn't just read something emotional that left me with a book hangover. I had (and still have) plenty of wonderful titles on my TBR. I just haven't been motivated to read them, and the choices I was making just weren't working out. It sucks!

Happily, I have some amazing people on Twitter who respond brilliantly to any call for slump help! Having other book lovers send out their favourite book titles like prescriptions seemed to reignite my excitement about reading again. Luckily I have just read a book that seems to have broken the reading down-turn but there are a whole slew of books I didn't complete in my wake. I don't review DNFs as I don't think it's fair, but as there hasn't been a review on this blog for at least a month, I feel I should at least list the ones I would have reviewed ;)

So, here are my DNFs from Dec-Jan. I will probably revisit a few later in the year as I think I was the problem, not the book!

Broken Monsters - Lauren Beukes
Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
Attachments - Rainbow Rowell
Shiver The Whole Night Through - Darragh McManus
City Of Bones - Cassandra Clare
Serena  -Ron Rash

Were any of my DNFs definite "return later"s? I think I'll definitely give Serena a second chance, but I might be "one of those" people and watch the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall! ha!


  1. Tash @ The Bookie Monsters14 January 2015 at 10:15

    Loving the new design Mab! So pretty!