The theme this week is: Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump
Here I need to tell you that I never paid any attention if I was in a reading slump or not. The only 2 exceptions I can tell for sure are after I finished One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and after I read two novels in a row by Erich Maria Remarque (Arch of Triumph and Three Comrades). Those put in terrible mood and I did not want to read at all. I did not remember how I was fighting it then, but for sure I can find a couple of books that I can read in any state, even if my reading attitude is down.
1. Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes DodgeA beloved childhood favorite; the tale of the poor but virtuous Dutch family. An inspiring story that teaches not to give up and not loose your human face.
2. Any book of James Herriot, especially those Dog Stories, All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful
3. Any book from Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple' series by Agatha Christie
4. Any detective book without much plot and ideas (examples Lee Child, Jeffrey Archer and others)
5. Or I just watch romantic comedies till I am sick with its sweetness and run for a good and serious book.