Well, a horrible book slump, that’s what.
In case you didn’t know, I was doing a series of Harry Potter rereads that came to an end yesterday. Now obviously, I read the books last month, so I can tell you that I had to employ some *serious* strategies to get over the worst slump I’ve had in a while (topped only by the one I’m in now, but we’ll get to that later). I gave it some thought and came up with some recommendations of what you can read after you’ve finished reading/re-reading Harry Potter:
That absolutely grim non fic book– you know, the one that you know that will depress the hell out of you- but hey, at least you know it’ll kill your HP buzz and you won’t be thinking about *those traumatic deaths* anymore.
A very sophisticated classic– you’ll be thinking too hard to give a moment’s pause on the problem of WHY AM I NOT A WIZARD GAH!?!
More Middle Grade– sure it won’t compare, but it’ll give your frazzled *I’m just not over Dumbledore’s past* brain a chance to chill out.
Lots and lots of contemporary filler– especially since this isn’t my favourite of the HP universe (someone once described it as a weird sexless world, and while I wouldn’t go that far, I do think that romance is the one thing HP is lacking a little, so you stock up on that romance!)
That AMAZING book you know you’ll love– preferable the one you have been saving for a special occasion- guess what? The special occasion has arrived!
Okay, that’s all I could come up with! It’s certainly not an easy question, even this long since the last book was published. So I want to ask you- what do you think comes after Harry Potter?