Musings From A Bookmammal

Musing Mondays–A Reading Streak!


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Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB that asks you to muse about one of several “bookish” questions… or, you can just ramble on about anything you like that pertains to books! You can join in by clicking the graphic above. Go ahead–it’s fun!

Here’s my musing for this week–

Everyone goes through the dreaded “reading slump” once in awhile—when you just can’t seem to find a book that catches your interest. But I’ve found that over the last couple of weeks I’ve been experiencing the direct  opposite—a wonderful “reading streak”!

I’ve been really fortunate to read a string of truly amazing books lately—the kind of books that you can’t wait to pick up and hate to put down. The kind of books that you think about even when you’re not reading them. The kind of books that remind you of why you’d rather spend your free time reading than doing almost anything else.


All of these books are contemporary fiction (four novels, one short story collection), which kind of surprises me. I read—and enjoy—A LOT of nonfiction. But for some reason I’ve been in a fiction mood lately, and reading these books has only encouraged me to seek out even more novels. The common link between all five of these books is the strong, relatable characters–most of them female. I still find myself thinking about them at odd times during the day, and to me that’s one of the signs of a powerful writer.

I haven’t had a reading streak like this in quite awhile, and I know that eventually it’ll end when I read a few “good but not great” books, or even one or two “why did I even bother” books. But for right now, I’m just enjoying sinking into one great book after another!

How about you? Have you experienced a reading streak—or a dreaded reading slump—lately? Have you read any of the books on my “streak list”? Please share!

Author: bookmammal

I love books, reading, writing, cooking, eating, reading while eating, and sharing thoughts about all of the above–plus a bit more! I usually post about topics relating to books and literacy during the week, and then participate in a variety of non-bookish memes on the weekend. Please feel free to join in! Some random things about me– –I have multiple bookshelves in every room of my home except the bathroom. They’re all filled to bursting. They help to make my house my home. –I have two cats who I love dearly, but who I definitely do NOT dress in human clothing. Ever. –I’ve never had a cavity. –I make a mean spaghetti sauce. –I’m a newcomer to yoga and I love it. –My day is not complete without a little chocolate.

14 thoughts on “Musing Mondays–A Reading Streak!

  1. I love hitting a truly good reading streak. I have been very lucky this year with the not so good reads being followed up by great reads. I do hope your run of books continues

  2. Isn’t it great when that happens!? I’ve read some really good book this summer, too… including The Vacationers.

  3. I love it when that happens. I love Science Fiction and have found several I love lately. Just makes it harder when the streak disappears.

  4. My reading streak was sometime in April but the whole of July and Aug I was in a terrible slump 😦 Hitting my stride again now ! Hope your streak continues ! 🙂

  5. I’ve had a couple of likes-but-not-loves lately that ruined my streak! All of your books are either on my wishlist/tbr or I’ve read.

  6. I love a week with books that hold onto me while reading, and even afterwards. The Husband’s Secret is one I loved, as well as Still Life with Bread Crumbs. I recently downloaded Everything I Never Told You…can’t wait! And I’m curious about The Vacationers and Other People We Married.

    Thanks for sharing…and here’s my MONDAY MUSINGS POST

  7. Last year I had several bad reading slumps, but this year has been much better. I’ve been on a good reading streak for a few months now, so I’m crossing my finger and hoping that It’ll continue.

  8. Wow! what a streak!! I have The Husband’s Secret downloaded. I need to get around to reading it!

    I find reading slumps hit me a lot more nowadays than they used to. It is nice when you come across books that make you excited to read again!

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