I am currently reading nine different books: Damek’s Redemption by N.J. Walters, Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovich, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch, Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake, Horns by Joe Hill, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Nocturnal by Scott Sigler, and Death’s Rival by Faith Hunter. Thus far, I’m enjoying all the books, which is why it’s so odd that I’m having difficulty concentrating long enough to finish any of them.
I go through this reading stage every year. No idea what brings it on. Normally, I have to go back to my keeper-shelf and start re-reading old favorites to break myself out of the reading rut. I know why I stopped reading a couple of the books. Something happened in the stories that upset me. And when I say that, I don’t mean that the authors did anything wrong. Just the opposite. They added an intense element that was upsetting to me, but was great for the stories. I just have to brace myself to get through them. Apparently, that’s taking longer than it normally does. But I know I will, since I quite enjoy the authors of these particular books.
What do you do to break out of a reading rut? Any tried and true methods to get back to reading the new books?