Book ratings are often a vital metric in helping readers choose their next book—but how well do they actually represent people’s opinions?
As a society, we have been obsessed with numbers for a while now. Statistics are not just utilized for reports and research—they can now quantify your opinions or personal experiences too, and are especially important in the realm of social media. The widely used star classification is one of the many ways we can express ourselves, and this has also translated onto well-known review platforms such as Goodreads and StoryGraph for the purpose of critiquing the media that we consume.
It happens to the best of us—the most avid readers have encountered moments in their lives where they’re just not motivated to read anymore. Sometimes it’s due to personal reasons, like a burn-out, and other times it’s simply inexplicable.
Last year I was in a major reading slump where I read a whopping total of 10 books by December. This year, I’ve read 33 books—and it’s only July (which might still be low by book bloggers’ standards, but progress is what matters!).
I figured out a bunch of things to do that drew me back to the world of literature.
Here’s a list of what you can do as well to get over that wretched reading slump: