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by Laura McCarthy Benson

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26 October 2011

My reading slump

Has entered it's second month.  I think this is the longest slump I've had since I started blogging.  I think a lot of it has to do with not being motivated to read and just getting tired of reading extremely similar genres.  I love the YA genre, but I do find myself getting a bit jaded by what has been coming out lately.  Everything seems similar lately.  There is nothing different out there.  Once a sub-genre takes off, then every author decides to jump on the bandwagon and before you know it the market is flooded with vampires, werewolves, zombies, etc.  How many vampire novels (i.e., she's human, he's a vampire, they fall in love) can we stomach?  It's the same with werewolved or shifters.

I enjoy reading dystopian but even those are starting to sound alike.  Sometimes I want something bigger, bolder and badder.  I enjoy steampunk too, but there aren't many of them around in the YA world.  Everything seems to be paranormal and while that is fine and dandy, I like a good piece of normal fiction too.  I want something witty, sly, fun and most of well-written!

Ah well, I'm done with my ranting.  I downloaded Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children, so I hope to get that finished.  I had to return my library copy on Monday because it was due and there was a hold on it.

Have any of you read anything that you absolutely loved that I should give a go?  Post in the comments and I'll let you know if I read it, tried reading it, or will give it a go! :)


  1. I feel for you, Laura... I go through similar slumps but mine are just laziness rather than anything else.
    I just read a fantastic book by Shalini Boland called Outside. It's described as a post-apocalyptic novel but it's more than that. I loved it... it was totally different from anything I'd read recently. Here's the link to Amazon:
    I hope you come out of your slump soon!
    Best wishes
    Suzy Turner
    Author of The Raven Saga

  2. I completely understand. I have been in one for 3 months now but mine has be driven by something in particular. I will say I have read some interesting books during that time.

    Shatter Me
    Warm Bodies

    I would recommend.

  3. Maybe step outside YA? You never know what you may find...

  4. I totally get where you're coming from. If I have to read one more vamp-were-human love triangle, I think I'm going to scream.

    For "different" YA books I've recently found, I really liked Anna Dressed in Blood, and Name of the Star definitely attracts the Jack the Ripper fan in me.

    If you want to step out of the YA genre for a bit, Harvest Moon by Krista Ball is a take on a First Peoples tale (Canada's native peoples) about a girl who messes with a sacred object of her tribe and ends up cursing herself. It's a novella, but definitely a good read and very different from a lot of the stuff I've been seeing lately.

    Hope you find some awesome books to lure you out of your slump!



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