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4 fast-paced books to get you out of a reading slump


Are you stuck in a reading slump? No worries—we've all been there. Although it can be a total bummer, your TBR shelf will still be there when you're ready to snuggle up with a book again. The best way to survive a reading rut is to find an engaging book that's short *and* fast-paced. Not sure where to look? You're in luck, because we've rounded up four books that will hook you from the very start.

Amazon $8.82

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Although only a little over 200 pages, We Are Okay focuses on the relationship between two girls, Marin and Mabel, and their respective struggles. One of the major themes of this novel is Marin's grieving process after the sudden loss of her grandfather. We Are Okay deals with sadness and loneliness, but overall themes of hope as well.

Amazon $13.59

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
You'll definitely want to read the book if you've seen the hit movie starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson. This fast-paced read explores Charlie's struggles as an introvert entering high school and navigating new friendships and relationships. We follow Charlie's story through a series of letters he writes to an anonymous reader.

Amazon $6.40

Looking For Alaska by John Green
Just under 300 pages, Looking For Alaska follows Miles, a teenager attending a boarding school in hopes of finding friendship and a sense of belonging. He also finds Alaska, a girl who, in the end, doesn't *exactly* match up with the image of her he has in his head. 

Amazon $9.33

Normal People by Sally Rooney
Set in beautiful Ireland, Normal People revolves around the relationship between Marianne and Connell through high school and into college. Although opposites in every stage of their life, they keep going back to each other. This book will keep you hooked from the start with its exploration of social norms. 

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by Kelly Schwint | 6/1/2022