Book Funk

I have a confession, dear friends: I’m in a book funk.

This is definitely not the first time this has happened, but it seems like the longest book funk I’ve ever experienced. Usually I whip through my pile of library books and am constantly on the search for new books, but lately I’ve sunk so deeply in a book funk that my pile of library books just sits unread on my desk.

For those who aren’t readers or book lovers, you might be wondering what exactly a book funk is. Let me explain.

A book funk is when you don’t feel like reading. You begin books but don’t finish them. The plot excites you initially, but when you start reading, it fail to grab your attention. You’d rather watch TV (gasp!).

Yup, my book funk has reached such awful depths that sometimes I’d rather watch TV than read. I’ve never preferred TV to books, but lately, all I’d rather do is marathon episodes of The Mindy Project (which I have finally finished) rather than read.

Working in a bookstore makes this book funk infinitely harder, especially since there’s so many new and exciting books being released in Fall, yet I just don’t have the attention span to begin and finish a book these days. So I add them to my ever-growing ‘to-be-read’ pile but make no attempts to chip away at it.

So I’m turning to you, wonderful readers, to ask for book recommendations. Is there any book that recently had you staying up into the early hours, turning pages? If yes, please let me know!

I am currently reading While Beauty Slept, a Sleeping Beauty retelling which I am LOVING so far. But I’m afraid of regressing into my Book Funk after finishing it, so I need recommendations! Let me know if you have any book recommendations.

Thanks for reading,


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  1. Natalie says:

    LOL! So funny! I’m literally in the middle of writing almost the EXACT same post! Maybe it’s the time of year when readers are more likely to fall prey to a book slump? I haven’t really had any book keep me up turning the pages at night lately, but a few months ago I fell in love with Elizabeth is Missing, Edenbrooke, and To All the Boys I Loved Before. Maybe one of those books will cure you?
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    • Ikhlas says:

      I know right! But I seem to have stuck in this particular book slump for longer than usual this time 🙁
      I devoured ‘To All the Boys I Loved Before’ in a day, but I will definitely check out the others!

      I just reread Crazy Rich Asians and it was just as fantastic as the first time I read it 😀

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