A Very Late Top 5 Wednesday: Books To Get You Out Of A Reading Slump

Hey Book Nerds! So, my busy life has kept me from posting the last few days, and I even missed out on posting my weekly “Top 5 Wednesday”. But, I went and looked at this week’s topic and I couldn’t help but post it late! So, this week’s topic, (as you can see by the title) is books to get you out of a reading slump. I absolutely love recommending books for book slumps! I struggled with so many book slumps last year and over that time, I was able to find some amazing books to get out of a reading slumps. SO here are my top 5!

  1. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
    This is was the BEST book for me to get out of a reading slump! It is such a fun and easy read for those tough and frustrating book slumps. It’s written through files and videos, unlike a normal chapter book. The format makes it a little easier to read in those hard times. And even, half the book is pictures. Yay for pictures.

    This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

    The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

    But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

  2. Obsidian (Lux, #1)Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Okay, I may’ve just added this because I love it so much. But, I swear this book is fantastic! It is super entertaining and features a certain very hot man. *HINT* his name starts with a “Dae” and ends with a “mon”. But yea. This book features some very sexy aliens and some amazing paranormal elements.

    Starting over sucks.

    When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

    And then he opened his mouth.

    Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

    The hot alien living next door marks me.

    You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

    If I don’t kill him first, that is.

  3. Sweet Evil (The Sweet Series, #1)Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins Ahhh. Another one of my favorite books! This book is seriously magical. I feel like even if you aren’t into the paranormal stuff, you will still love this. It’s basically your everyday YA novel but with some pumped up demons and Nephilim. Like honestly, who doesn’t love a hot, drummer Nephilim.

    Embrace the Forbidden

    What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

    This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
    Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

    Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

  4. The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
    I know a lot of people enjoy reading fun, fantasy novels to get themselves out of book slumps. And I am totally the same! There’s something about the relief of reading a contemporary book that can bring you out of an evil slump. And even, this one is amazing! It’s fun, flirty, and perfect for those struggling times.

    Three sisters. One billionaire father. What could go wrong?

    Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

    The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad — a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite.

    Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

  5. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    This was another book that actually got me out of a reading slump. I just loved how it was written. It’s not a super intense world like the Throne of Glass books, but it still has those strong fantasy/sci-fi vibes. And you know, I don’t think I can go two weeks without reading a fantasy novel. They’re just too good. And, the benefit with this novel is that it is a re-telling… with a complete spin on the original tale.

    Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.
    Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.
    But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

That’s it for today! Once again, I’m really sorry that I couldn’t get this up earlier. My schedule will be back to normal in about 2 weeks! But don’t worry, I will still be posting and reading until then. Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow my blog if you enjoy my posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

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