Any suggestions to help me get out of my funk?
I’ve been in a serious reading rut. I went from reading 2-3 books a week to basically not reading at all. Any suggestions to help me get out of my funk? I usually read YA fantasy. Open to anything at this point. Thank you all in advance
Do you have Kindle Unlimited? Dawn of Wonder by Jonathan Renshaw is one of my favorite books I have read in a long time. Definitely has more mature themes but the protagonist is a young adult (by mature I mean dealing with abuse not anything sexual).
I do not have a kindle. I go back and forth between the kobo app and hardcopy
I’m pretty sure you can buy it in hard copy- by the way (I’m sure you know this) you can download the kindle app to any phone/ tablet for free and read from there. I do all reading from my phone.
Good to know! Thank you!
I’m enjoying onecalled Scythe.
I second this. It’s my favorite YA!
Me too. I blame it on summer. I know I’ll want to read more as the weather gets colder.
Other fantasy that is true young adult:
An Ember in the Ashes- Sabaa Tahir
Throne of Glass- Sarah J Maas
Infernal Devices- Cassandra Clare
Daughter of Smoke and Bone- Laiki Taylor
Sabriel- Garth Nix
Non ya fantasy (but still very much fantasy):
Mistborn- Brandon Sanderson
The Stormlight Archive- Brandon Sanderson
Heralds of Valdemar- Mercedes Lackey
Assasin’s Apprentice- Robin Hobb
If you have some specific things in the genre you like let me know. I know a lot more.
Red queen by Victoria Aveyard
Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
And then some obvious ones would be Hunger Games, 5th Wave, Maze Runner, Divergent, Arcana Chronicles, Mortal Instruments…
There are soooo many awesome YA fantasy series. I’ve read every one I’ve mentioned and you can’t go wrong with any.
I ? red queen series & grish a series
Yes to Red Queen and Mortal Instruments ??
I’ve read mortal instruments. Absolutely loved it!!! I will check out red queen. I’ve had a few people suggest it
@Crystal if you loved The Mortal Instruments, read Infernal Devices (same author and world). It’s a prequel series.
@Missy I’ve started reading them. I’ve been reading the first one for 2 years now. Hence the rut. It’s a good book and well written I just can’t seem to keep attention long periods of time anymore
Have you read Graceling or Grace Mercy? Those are two of my favorite YA fantasies
Blood of Eden series by Julie kagawa (sp?)
Starts w the immortal rules.
I don’t like many vamp books or ya, but this is unique and well written. Read the 1st o e in a day bc it had me in its world
I reread an old favorite, it helps me get started again?
Redwall by Brian Jacques is the first book in a series.
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallace was a really good YA book.
Megan Whalen Turner has a great series but each book can be read as a stand alone. Marissa Meyers Lunar Chronicles are great and can also be read as Stand alones. Rae Carson also has a great series that can be read as stand alones. Kristin Cashore has a good series that can also be stand alones. Plus Tamora Pierce, Anne MacCaffrey and Joseph Delaney.
Listen to a book! Two excellent ones are The Woman at the Window by A.J. Finn and Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent.
Summer is perfect for fun, funny and uplifting books. Listen to David Sedaris on audio. He is lovable and hysterically funny – especially his first and classic Me Talk Pretty One Day. Hold Me Closer Necromancer is a laugh out loud funny fantasy-ish story with a fabulous playlist and unforgettable characters. Sequel is equally great. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4137.Me_Talk_Pretty_One_Day?ac=1&from_search=true
When that happens to me, I take the opportunity to catch up on magazines. Kind of “short attention span theatre”, if that makes sense. A few days of that , and I’m ready to.launch back into books.