This post may contain affiliate links. Please check out my disclaimer page for more information.
Reading Journals. I love them. Even though I have tons of ways to track my books online, nothing beats having the Reading Journal to track your reading stats.
I find that my Reading Journal can be a creative outlet for me at times.
Youtubers and Bookstagrammers alike display beautiful pages of their journals and most of time for myself, I seriously get intimidated by it. But through some trial and error. I am able to narrow down the simple necessities and ideas to for the best way to start a reading journal today.
I found that some of the best ideas comes from looking at other Bookstagrammers or Booktubers reading journals. I even scour Pinterest for ideas. Whatever the case may be, find a few, easy ideas that you can replicate for your own Reading Journal.
Examples of Ideas for Your Reading Journal:
These Reading Journal spreads is what I have personally attempted myself. These layout ideas can get you started.
This is by far my favorite way to track what I read. Simple as printing out the book covers and pasting them in your Reading journal.
Seeing a side-by-side comparison of the pages you read each month can be super satisfying. Thank you rulers and stencils for this.
Super popular in the Reading Journal is the bookshelf. In this example, I tracked what a read and what format by the color. I used stencils to create the items on my shelf.
By far the most popular book reading challenge is the Alphabet Challenge. You would just need to read a book with the starting letter in the alphabet. Easy? Wait till you get to X-Z. There are so many challenges out there that can fit into anyone’s Reading Journal.
Basic Items to Start a Reading Journal
These items are what helped me get started in my journey of making a Reading Journal. I made sure to find affordable supplies on Amazon to start with.
Mildliner Double Ended Highlighter
A lot of my color in my Reading Journal comes from these highlighters! With two tips to choose from, it certainly brings your journal to a new level. BUY NOW
Have fun being creative!! There is no right or wrong answer when creating your Reading Journal. It is very intimidating when starting out, but you can find it to be a fun process.
During this journey, you will find that it is perfectly normal to find what you do and don’t like about making your own Reading Journal. Don’t be afraid to experiment. I ripped a page out because I didn’t like something. It is all in your creative control.
Make it the way that you want it and love it because you created it. If there something you don’t like, you can always make an adjustment throughout the year.
HAPPY READING JOURNALING!!!
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclaimer for more info.
Find me in my social media!