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Book Recommendations to Get You Out of a Slump!

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Purdue chapter.

As a college student, one of the ways that I destress and relax after a stressful week of classes and extracurriculars is to sit down and read a good novel. I have always loved reading and I absolutely love recommending books to others. One thing I hate is getting stuck in a reading slump. Therefore, I have compiled a list of books that have helped me through a reading slump that you can try if you want to get back into reading!

  • Book Lovers by Emily Henry

This book was so cute and funny. I absolutely loooooved this book. The characters were relatable and so fun to read about. The plot was not as realistic but it was such a cool idea. Book Lovers was an absolute rom-com of a book and I highly recommend this book to all of the hopeless romantics out there. This was the first book I have read by Emily Henry and it did not disappoint!

  • Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

This is my all time favorite book! Before this book, I was not a big fantasy girl. However, this story was so captivating that it immediately hooked me on the genre. I am now an avid romantasy fan. This book was absolutely amazing. It had dragons, it had enemies to lovers, it had a war college. What more could you ask for? This is the first in what will be a 5 book series. The second book, Iron Flame, was also released recently and the third, Onyx Flame, was just announced. This series so far is absolutely fantastic and I cannot wait to read the final three books!

  • I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

Oh. My. Word. This book was heartbreaking yet a masterpiece at the same time. Jennette McCurdy did a tremendous job with this memoir. Her story is devastating yet inspirational. This is one of those books that I think everyone should read at some point in their life. Even if you are not a fan of autobiographies or memoirs, I highly recommend this one to everyone!

Whether you cannot find a book to read, need a suggestion, or are stuck in a reading slump, I suggest giving one of these books a try as your next read!

Carissa Ray is the senior editor at the Her Campus Purdue Chapter. She edits all articles under all topics for the chapter and helps with events throughout the semester. She also writes articles for the chapter and typically writes entertainment pieces. She has been a member of the chapter since January of 2023! Carissa is currently a junior studying at Purdue University. She is majoring in Psychological Sciences with minors in Spanish and Forensic Sciences. Aside from Her Campus, Carissa is also on the board of the Purdue Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership honors society. She is the Service and Events Chair as well as the stand-in Alumni and Awards chair. For the honors society, she is in charge of creating the monthly Alumni newsletters and editing them. She is also a mentor for the College of Health and Human Sciences. In the future, she hopes to become a Forensic Psychologist and potentially work for the FBI. When she is not busy with school, Carissa is a huge book nerd and loves to read anything with mystery, romance, or fantasy. She also loves dancing and is part of the Purdue Higher Ground Dance Company. She enjoys jazz, hip hop, and theater dance styles. Finally, if she has any extra time, she is a TV buff and enjoys binging TV shows like Modern Family, The Vampire Diaries, or Supernatural.