Is your to-read shelf a gazillion miles long but wholly unenticing? Does that pile next to your bed consist of books that only held your interest for a few pages? Is your usual tried-and-true genre letting you down? Sounds like you’re in a reading rut—but all hope is not lost! It’s simply time to branch out, and here are just a few suggestions:
- Explore the sub-genre. If you like mysteries, try some authors with a different bent. For instance, did you know there are many authors writing mysteries that revolve around food, some of which have recipes in clouded?
- Branch way out. Try something completely new, like a graphic novel. Comics aren’t just for kids! Start off with the well-regarded Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi or Stitches by David Small. And while you’re at it, take a gander at Young Adult literature, where there are many gems to be found. Start with The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
- Seek help. Come to the Library and the staff can help you find something new to read.
It’s time to experiment; you never know what you might discover!