Unslumping – a readers guide.

Conversationally others have commented on slumps being caused by book boredom. Not being able to find the right reading materials, reading too much (I’m not convinced by this on either!) and feeling intimidating by that ever-growing tbr and thus ignoring it entirely. The pressures of social media: reading the right books, posting the right pictures, writing the right reviews, also popped up frequently as a cause. The pressure to constantly post, whether to satisfy the algorithm or to remain relentlessly relevant and engaged, is an exhausting and unending cycle.

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

“Influenza delle stelle—the influence of the stars. Medieval Italians thought the illness proved that the heavens were governing their fates, that people were quite literally star-crossed”
The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

January Wrap Up

‘Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary’ by Anita Anand (audiobook @audible @borrowbox
‘The Vegetarian’ by Han Kang @grantabooks
‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ by Ocean Vuong @vintagebooks
The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam @grantabooks
Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola @headline
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett @dialoguebokks
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam @bloomsbury
‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood @chatopress