Reading slumps

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Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Books Its Up members know what it’s like to be in a reading slump and here are some of our fav books that cured ours. So if you are in a reading slump, be sure to keep reading!

A book that will keep you on your toes and will have you flying through the pages is The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. This book follows Cassie as she is asked by the FBI to join a new program called The Naturals. The FBI’s new classified program is set to solve cold cases and who better to make up this team than extraordinary teenagers. Cassie is a 17-year-old girl who has a skill of reading people and putting together small details that others would overlook, but she never thought that it was something special. Cassie decides to join the team and things move quickly as she is sent to live with other teens with similar gifts. They are all put to work when a new killer appears and The Naturals are tasked to walk into the danger and use their skills to catch the killer before the killer catches them.

Another book that will pull you right out of your reading slump is Flawless by Eilise Silver. This is the first book in a five-book series and follows a bull rider with a bad reputation and his manager’s daughter. Rhett loves a lot of things, like women and parties, but there is nothing that he loves more than bull riding. When Summer started working for her dad, she never thought she would be asked to be the PR manager for Rhett Eaton. Now, Summer is spending her days travelling with Rhett as he competes and she works to take his image in a new direction. Eventually, after all the time spent together, they find their relationship turning into something more. Summer needs to keep it to friends with benefits to protect her heart, but Rhett wants more and he’s ready to throw in his hat to give it all up for her.

Him by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen will have you sitting down to read it and not getting back up till it’s done. Jamie Canning and Ryan Wesley were best friends, but after their friendship crossed out of friend zone one night at Hockey summer camp, Ryan cut Jamie off. Ryan hates how he left things and has regretted pushing his “straight” friend into a bet that might have pushed boundaries. Now they’re in college and an opportunity presents itself for Ryan to apologize and explain to Jamie as their two opposing teams make it to the championships. It only takes seconds for Ryan to see that his crush he thought had disappeared is still very much there and that time has only made him want Jamie more. What happens when they both show up to coach at their old summer camp? Does one hot night at hockey summer camp turn into six more?

All these books are quick and entertaining reads that will get you out of your reading slump! 

This article was originally published in print Volume 23, Issue 8 on Thursday, April 4.

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