Books that Ignite

We all know I have struggled with reading in recent years. I’ve begun seeking refuse in mindless television instead of books like I used to. Today I want to talk about books that reignite that fire in me. That piece of me that loves reading and has been pushed to the background for the last few years. It’s longing to be set free and these are the books that helped me do that.

If you are in a reading slump and don’t know what books to read to attempt to get you out of that pit I recommend these.


This book was a surprising love for me. I requested it from Netgalley not really expecting to love it as much as I did. It’s a contemporary which is not usually my thing, but somehow Sara Biren kicked off a reading blitz after so long of nothing. This book was simple and straightforward yet complicated and twisting at the same time. It shows how teens deal with grief in different ways and how death can change your life in ways you never thought possible. It was such a moving read and I finished it so quickly. Even if you are not a fan of contemporary I would recommend this one, because man, was it good.

I pretty much love everything that Sharon Cameron writes. This one was amazing and it had perfect twists that even I didn’t see coming. Fun fact with this one was years ago Sharon and I had lunch and she told me she was writing a book and “insert The Forgetting twist here” and she hid it so well in this book that I didn’t even realize this was the book we had talked about until the twist actually happened. I feel like that is so skillful of her lol because I knew the book was coming, but I had no idea I was actually reading it. The story with this is amazing and the world building and descriptions are on point. I knew exactly what this world looked like and there were so many clues regarding the twist ( minus the fact I already knew what it was) that when it was revealed I couldn’t believe how I didn’t catch it. Love, love, love this book!


I am putting both of these on here because they go together. Not just because they are in a series but because I read them both after the entire series as published so I had to immediately buy The Mirror King because Orphan Queen was that amazing. I should have known I would fall in love with this series because I have loved every single on of Jodi Meadows books, but these ones blew me away. It’s unfair to compare this series with the Incarnate series because they are both so amazing in different ways. I loved the characters, the world, the enemy, the conflict, everything about this book was pieced together so amazingly and I do not know how Meadows is able to create such amazing worlds.


This book came into my life at a perfect time. I had tried to get over my reading slump by checking out some adult books and some other random books and it wasn’t working. I was missing that perfect YA world to immerse myself into. There is just something about YA and the problems the characters go through that even at 26 I still relate to so much. This Savage Song was one of the first YA books I had read in months and I was so there for this world! Victoria Schwab is another one of my favorite authors and her books usually pull in so I was so grateful to have this book in my life!

What are some of the books you guys use to get you through some reading slumps?