In a book slump? Let’s fix that! I’ve been there too. Sometimes, we just need to shake things up, change genres, try a new trope, or just depend on our fellow readers for recommendations. And boy do we have some right now!!!
Here’s what worked for them.
NOTE: Some you might have seen before (since they come up as favorite books often – just to give you an idea of how amazing they are, like that one there to the left 😉 ). And some may be new to you (and me!). Either way, I bet this list can help! 😀
Holley: Following! Definitely need to get out of my slump!
Jenn: Haven’t found one lately. Haven’t read a book in years. It would be really nice to find one. The last books I read were The Witcher books.
Pat: Thankfully I’ve never experienced a reading slump!!
Shelly: I have been in such a reading funk ever since my mom passed away suddenly. I would love to soak up all of the recommendations too!!
Kristin: Nothing, yet. I wish I could find something. I quit when I was going through grad school and I miss it, but I don’t know where to start.
Jennifer: I’m still in one…. Thanks for this post!!
Stephnie: Lee, look! It’s not just us
Ela: I’m still looking
Meghan: Run on Red: A gripping thriller with a killer twist by Noelle West Ihli. So good! All of her books draw you right in. I love her. I’m reading The Thicket by her right now and it’s so good
Maryse: Ohhhhh yesssss this sounds like my thing!!!!
Meghan: she’s my newest obsession
Maryse: I LOVED Verity (here’s my 5-star review) and have only read one so far from Freida.
Kathryn Perez: Flock by Kate Stewart
Tracy: The Ravenhood by Kate Stewart
Maryse: Everyone I know that has read it, devoured this trilogy!
Tracy: I am absolutely loving this series. Will be so sad when I’m done
Maryse: Oh yeah, I remember highlighting this one in a recent release roundup.
Charlotte: Say you swear by Meagan Brandy. Man that was an amazing rollercoaster of a read
Maryse: I love roller coasters!! In real life (the rides, I mean) , and in book life!
Charlotte: I know, both kinds are amazing xx
Paula: have you tried Chloe Walsh? Her books are really good
Melinda: I agree, she’s fab
Ela: I’ll look into her
Maryse: Oh yes… I remember everyone going crazy for her Boys of Tommen series. I see she just changed the covers.
Paula: the series is amazing and she has been signed hence the cover change
Janne: Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series!!
Maryse: I read one years ago!! I have the entire series reading order – including the novellas, here)
Janne: I listen to them and they are wonderful. Sophie Eastlake is beyond the best at this series…
Danielle: Fear Me series
Kathryn: Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas. One of my favorites.
JulieO: BIRTHDAY GIRL by Penelope Douglas? It is one of my re-reads.
Maryse: That one was GREAT and unforgettable!!! I loved it too. P.S. Here’s my book review.
Kelsey: The Serpent and the Wings of Night. Sooooooo good! it’s so good!! You’ll love it
Maryse: Ahhhh yes!! This was the answer to one of our reader questions (and it sounded amazing!!)
Sue: A Thousand Splendid Suns – found the paperback in a charity shop – different from what I normally read but best book so far this year. hope you enjoy like I did. It’s about Afghanistan, a story about two women, the hardships they face, there is a little romance too.
Terri: Abbi Glines and her new Smoke Series! It’s AMAZING!
Leslie: Haunting Adeline
Melissa: Haunting Adeline for me too.
Stacy: Haunting Adeline
Megan: Haunting Adeline H.D Carlton. So spicy and dark
Maryse: I keep hearing about this one!!!
Leslie: ohhh it’s amazing!! The second book- Hunting Adeline is stressing me out! I’ve held my breath many times. I have about 10 chapters left and I’m sad because it’s so good
Amber: Running with Scissors
Maryse: I read that one obsessively, following my husband walking through Busch Gardens as he was taking photos. My nose completely in a book, despite all the sights to see. LOL!!
Nadja: Using Fejo
Kate: Scythe series. It starts with Scythe as the first book by Neal Schusterman
Jackie: A while back it was the Evolve series by SE Hall. I’m all about series where you can connect with characters throughout multiple books so I loved these books.
Maryse: I love that too! That’s actually what I preferred… felt like family by the time you reached the end of a series.
Ronda: I love all of S.E. Hall’s books
Keara: I love S.E. Hall!! She’s one of my favorite authors!!
GKR: I just finished Emerge by S.E. Hall and loved it.
Gina: The Tairen Soul series!! Epic romance!!
Jeannie: I’m rereading this right now, it’s as amazing as I remembered. I forgot quite a bit of it, so it’s almost new to me.
Gina: I love the language she created! One of my faves.
MichelleS: I devoured Tairen Soul years ago, and it’s my all time favorite!!!
Janie: if you haven’t read the Tairen Soul series by C.L. Wilson, I highly recommend if you love a good Fae book! .
..I think if you are a fan of A Court of Mist and Fury, along with the other two books in that trilogy, you would like this series too.
Brittney: Fourth Wing, I actually bought the book and holding a book oppose to my Kindle or phone was so nice. I bought it on a whim when I saw it in the store and was glad I did. I already pre-ordered the 2nd one.
Ann-Theres: this book was a Shot from NOWHERE!!! I LOVED it! Re-read it at once; and am now waiting for the next book….
Maryse: This book is one of the most mentioned when asking of a book recommendation here, lately. I bought it.
Ann-Theres: it is soooo amazing!!!! It has been a LONG time since I’ve read such a captivating book…
Terry: Girl…I’ve been in a book funk for so long.. The Fourth Wing. So good I preordered the 2nd book in the series. I never do that
Barbara: me too
Jennifer: yes!!! Same!!
Nicole: Fourth Wing it’s sooo amazing
Becca: just started this on audible yesterday!
Loretta: Fourth Wing
Wingsze: Reading this now
Gisele (Maryse’s mom): Twilight series… for the second time!
Maryse: When was the second time? When you introduced them to me?
Gisele: that was the second time … remember I had read a book that I didn’t like the ending so I told you I would re-read Twilight to get me out of that book ending and you laughed at me for getting caught up in that Twilight craziness… and that’s when I sent you the series as a Xmas gift!
Maryse: BEST. GIFT. EVER!! For the second time, you gave me the gift of my love of reading…
Karen: Twilight for me many many years ago. Need something now. Have not read a book in months!
Maryse: Same for me!!! I hadn’t read anything more than twice a year, and then I read Twilight, and was reading a a book a day!
Karen: it launched me into Thoughtless, Black Dagger, Bronze Horseman, and so so so many more. Maybe I need to read Twilight again to reignite my love of reading!!!
Sherry: Twilight actually got me reading Then I looked up series to read after and got Maryse’s Book Blog. Lucky Lucky Me
Michele: this was me 100%!!!! Lol and led me to The Blackdagger Brotherhood!
Sherry: Same!!!!! That was my 1st series after Twilight! Man we were lucky
Michele: yes!!! Those were the days right?!?
Dawn: Twilight all those years ago, haven’t stopped reading since!
Lisa: Twilight. From about a 20 year slump.
Maryse: Same <3
Sandy: *whispering* The Twilight Series !
Leslie: Sandy, I read Midnight sun a few weeks back. I’m a grown ass woman that loved that book
Jen: I had no idea there were more!
Sandy: I worked in pharmacy for years, and one of the young assistants was reading the first book of Twilight..I had mentioned to my daughter and she said she had the book,so I thought..why not…I read the series..then another pharmacist mentioned Christine Feehan’s Dark /Carpathian series….opened my eyes….lol…and from there…Fifty Shades… and now I have my own website.lol
Nazarea: Wonder Land by Alexis Rey.
Lindsey: Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen always does
Maryse: I read one from Sarina years ago and LOVED it!
Jane: My favorite grouchy hero is Griffin Shipley in “Bittersweet” by Sarina Bowen. He runs his family’s farm in Vermont.
Nazarea: Wolfsong by Tj Klune
Debra: Bear Otter & the Kid by TJ Klune, about 11 years ago. Grabbed it after reading your review!
Maryse: I LOVED these!!!!!!! YAY Debra. I’m glad they helped you too. Here are my reviews of the first 2 books:
Maryse: I also reviewed Wolfsong (and so many in our crew LOVED that book like crazy!)
- Butcher & Blackbird by Brynne Weaver
- Still Beating by Jennifer Hartmann
- The Wicked in Me by Suzanne Wright
Mariah: The North Queen
Angela: Sookie Stackhouse books!!
Maryse: Some of my favorites!! I found Black Dagger Brotherhood because I was obsessively searching for something after my love for Sookie & crew.
H.K. Fav heroine – Sookie Stackhouse
Deva: I love Sookie Stackhouse and the True Blood series
Chari: First favourite of any paranormal were the sookie stackhouse series of books, I still go back and reread them time and again
Dena: I believe the Sookie Stackhouse series is my fav and first ever in the genre. I fell in love with the differences of the characters. I wanted to be them they had all of these super powers and it was cool. I just could not stop reading these fascinating stories about paranormal characters.
Maryse: Oh yessss! Our book crew LOVES this series.
Tracy: I could not put them down. Hope there will be more books in this series. Brilliant
Alice: Maestro by Auden Dar. It is such an amazing heartbreaking and beautiful story. It definitely does not get the attention it deserves. Goodreads 4.51.
Maryse: Almost everyone I know that has read it has loved it like CRAZY!
Maryse: Oh I remember how crazy forbiddeny this one sounded!!
Shanna: it really was, but it was so good
Susan: It kept me up all night. I couldn’t sleep until I finished it. It was soooooo good. Highly recommend it if you want a book you can’t put down.
Lisa M: Omg I just finished reading Credence by Penelope Douglas. It was soooo good!! I couldn’t put it down. A little bit forbidden & so many times I said OMG to myself. What a story!!! I’ve read so many of her books & just love her writing style. I highly recommend this book!!!
Whitey: Anything Kristen Ashley
Diana: Anything by KA, she is my go too reread
Maryse: For sure!!! She always has the best “book-starts”
Tracy: A friend recommended The Rock Chicks years ago and I enjoyed it so much.
Whitey: If you own the e books she recently added bonus material to each Rock Chick book written from the guys point of view .. they were amazing
Tracy: Ohhh I didn’t know that…will check it out.
Whitey: enjoy they were amazing .. you may have to remove the download and re download to get them to update.. don’t delete..
JoAnn: Stephanie Hudson Afterlife saga. These books brought back my love of reading!
Robyn: I’m deep into rereading the Afterlife series (and they are huge books) …So excited about these spinoffs. Afterlife is one of the best PNR series out there!
Janetl: TYRANT ,,,, r k lilley
Shae: Bite the Woman that Feeds by Penelope Sky / Penelope Barsetti
Karen: Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole.. I haven’t found another series that compares
Maryse: I devoured sooooo many of these! LOVE them!!
Norma: Love Hypothesis
R. Renee: I’m finally reading The Love Hypothesis and I’m obsessed. I know I say that a lot but I mean it this time!
Lynn: The Love Hypothesis! You have to read it Maryse, it was an epic love story like no other I have ever read 🙂
Lisa C: Love Hypothesis is one of my favorites!
Glenda: Thoughtless…have been reading daily since then.
Maryse: I loved those!!!
Glenda: Me too…I’ve been searching ever since for another Kellan Kyle!
Roseanne: Read the Dirty Series by Jaine Diamond. It’s based on Hot Rockstars very much like Kellan Kyle
Glenda: Thank you so much…I will do that!!!
Maryse: YAY!! Thank you Roseann! I’m going to look them up, too!
Nicole: Just One of the Guys. author is Kristan Higgins
Yvonne: Black Dagger Brotherhood series
Maryse: Oh yes!! When I was desperate for more like Sookie Stackhouse, this one solved it! And I ended up loving it even more.
Roseann: I re-read the BDB for the 10th time
Jennifer: my favorites
Michelle: loved this series!
Christine: The Filthy Wicked Psychos series I still dream about those boys lol. I lovedddddddd them!
Crystal: A court of thorns & roses series
Megan: A court of thorns and roses
Jennifer: The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros it was a really good, emotional read
Lauren: Loved The Last Letter!
Lauren: I JUST finished The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros…SO good but get those tissues ready!
Sam: Cherise Sinclair
Maryse: Ahhh yes the BDSM club! I read a few of those. I did enjoy her books too!! Tampa is close to me!