I've worked my way through most of C.S. Lewis' mainstream works (all of the Chronicles of Narnia, Screwtape Letters, The Problem of Pain, and Mere Christianity,) so all I needed to finish was A Grief Observed, The Great Divorce, and Miracles (which we don't have yet.) Naturally, I picked the smallest one possible.
My cure for a reading road block, is to simply put it aside, and find a book that you can get through as quick as possible ie, A Grief Observed.
The book is the journaling of Lewis after the loss of his wife to cancer. It is not in a typical writing style, and is somewhat hard to follow, because he wrote it like he would carry a conversation. Also, there are no pauses or breaklines in between his entries, they are just all mashed together, so it is a little incoherent mostly. Sometimes he'll say something like "That was last night. Now...." So you know that the stuff immediately preceeding that was from a different day.
Right. But besides all that, I really liked it. It is a pretty depressing book, hearing one of our centuries' greatest author doubt the existence and goodness of God, but is reassuring, because it reminds you that he WAS human. In the end Lewis reconciles all of his doubts in a really powerful chapter.
I'm gonna tuck this one away, and read it again nearer a personal tragedy. I think I will be able to connect with it more then.