If you are a writer you must have experienced a writer's block; a reading rut us quite similar to a writer's block. At times you just can not find the inspiration or the motivation to pick up a book and read. At this time people usually think about giving up or just let it go but don't! You can get out of this reading rut just like how you can get out of a writer's block. 

Here we have a few tips and tricks which will help you get over your reading rut and make you get back on your reading in no time. 

Pick Easy Reads Or Something You Know You'll Love

Pick Easy Reads Or Something You Know You'll Love

It's not easy to get back into reading with something like Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen. You need to start easy; you need to ease your way into the world of novels my something you like or something you are familiar with. You need to get into the habit of reading and then slowly pick up the pace from there. 

On your first day at swimming your coach won't take you diving but teach you how to float; just like that you need to teach your mind how to float and focus. Pick up something like like fantasy and fictional novels or if you want classics then pick up a light read like Catcher In The Rye which is not a hard read and will ease you in. 

Start Reading Graphic Novels Or Mangas If You Love Anime

Start Reading Graphic Novels Or Mangas If You Love Anime

Since we talked about easing our way into reading; you can always try graphic novels or mangas. Graphic novels and mangas are extremely entertaining and fun to read. They have a nice storyline and even pick up world issues. Graphic novels and mangas are not children's comics but they are for adultscto read and enjoy. They come in multiple genres and you can pick a genre that catches your fancy. 

Once you make a habit of reading you can switch from graphic novels and mangas to novels. 

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Take Recommendations 

Take Recommendations

Taking recommendations is always a great option as it makes you explore things you would usually miss. Recommendations also has a another perk which is your friends or family members asking you if you have finished the novel they recommended or not. This will make you want to pick up the novel and get to reading. The enthusiasm of the person who recommended you the novel will definitely rub off and make you feel excited to read the novel yourself! 

Join a book club if this tip suits your fancy since a book club will have so many excited and enthusiastic members you can chat with and share your enthusiasm with. 

Watch A Book Adaptation

Watch A Book Adaptation

The debate going on since forever is; are movies better or books but here we are using movies and series to help you get interested in books. Watching a book adaptation can actually be good for you since it makes you feel interested in the story. After watching a movie you might get interested in reading the novel it is based on. For example after watching the Harry Potter movies a lot of people got interested in the franchise and started reading the novels as well. 

Start Listening To Audio Books 

Start Listening To Audio Books

Audio books are not as fun as reading a physical copy yourself but audio books are exactly for people stuck in your situation. If you don't want to focus on reading then you can always listen to a novel. Listening is just as good as reading and slowly it might pique your interest in reading as well. 

In today's time there are so many audio books that are ready to be listened to anytime and anywhere. You can get subscription to these websites which offer audio books like Audible or Storytel.

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Just Do It

Just Do It

All these tips will not work if you don't want to actually put in efforts to read. You just got to do it and not back off. It can get tiring, overwhelming and even boring but believe me you need to stay focused because once you actually start reading it will open you up to a whole new world which you will love and enjoy. The golden rule here is; it is what it is and you got to do what you got to do, which is to pick up a book and start reading it! 

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