Well, I’m doing a little more reading lately but haven’t finished anything to post, so I thought I would participate in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday to keep some sort of momentum on this blog.
I don’t often get into a complete reading slump. If I get bored with a genre, I will sometimes switch to another. But I can IMAGINE the books I would chose if I actually did experience a full-on slump (perish the thought). So here they are:
1. I Capture the Castle: what a funny, whimsical read. Definitely a book to pull you in and lull you into an unique yet engaging story.
2. Swallows and Amazons: this is a children’s book but is sooo enjoyable to read as an adult. Summer vacation, sailing, camping, and even a pirate. What could be more fun to read?
3. Pride and Prejudice: one of my favourites. I love the conflict that turns into harmony. Definitely a book to grab your imagination, especially if you are interested in human nature. Here is my review of the book.
4. Three Men in a Boat: get prepared to laugh uproariously. Jerome outdoes himself with this story of three bachelors and their dog during their boating trip along the River Thames.
5. Finn Family Moomintroll: cute white hippo-like creatures, a beautiful Snork Maiden, and a magic hat. What could tickle your imagination more than that? Here is my review of the book.
6. The Moonstone: a crime is committed in an English country house …. a stolen diamond. Where is the jewel and who is the thief? Collins weaves a masterful piece of detective fiction. Here is my review of the book.
7. Jane Eyre: a little dark, nevertheless the story is so compelling and the life lessons so important (not the mention the romance) that it is one I just have to include! Here is my review of the book.
8. To Kill A Mockingbird: A fabulous book. Just read it!
9. The Hobbit: an adventure shared with friends. Tolkien’s writing is magic.
10. And finally …… Henrietta’s War: humorous vignettes from a small Devonshire village during WWII set in epistolary form. It gives a light-hearted view of a very serious subject yet does so with insight and thoughtfulness.
As I finish my list, I realize how difficult this question is to answer and how personal this list would be for everyone. And it also depends WHY you are in a reading slump. Have you been reading tomes and need something lighter? Or have you been reading fluff and need your mind challenged? Or have you been over-reading and simply need a break?
My problem lately is that I have so much going on and feel so scattered that my reading reflects my life; I pick up a book, read a bit, then pick up another book, read a bit, etc. If anyone has a remedy for this problem, I’m all ears!