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!