As an avid reader, I’ve been known to fall into a reading rut every now and then. Sometimes a great new book (hint hint) will put me back into book-devour mode. But it isn’t always about a rut. There are times when I find myself reading several books in a row with similar tone (dark, dark, dark) or with so much sexy I stop blushing when hitting something really graphic. When those things happen, I need a palate cleanser.
I need a reading experience that is nothing like my current string of books. I need something I might not review for this blog (it happens!). I need something that gives me a mental break.
For me, novellas often end up being my quick escape. I use them to give my mind a break from the dark or sexy or dark and sexy overload. Maybe I read a shifter story from Vivi Andrews, get my fae royalty on with Julie Kagawa or even dip into a contemporary romance from Lauren Dane (love her).
A quick refresher read helps me get back on track with that towering to be read and reviewed pile in my office. Last night I read a contemporary romance novella. (I know!) Tonight I’m eager to dive into a novel full of werewolves (to review for this blog).
Am I alone here, readers? Hit the comments and let me know if you need a palate cleanser every now and then. Does it work to break you from a reading funk? And if you have a go-to refresher read, please let me know. I’m always eager to add to the list.