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A Reading Log Collection for Your Journal

Like many I’ve gone through periods of my life where I read one book after another or I don’t read anything for three months straight. Since I’m always looking for ways to incorporate my journal practice into my life as it helps me set and complete goals, I decided to add a reading log.

Photo of a reading log for a journal.

This is a simple spread that’s easy to set up. All I do is write the title, the day I created the collection (though I’m slowly moving this out), and I leave a place to mark when I started and finished the book.

Then after, or sometimes during, a reading session I’ll make notes in the journal. I’ve done this in the past, but with sticky notes. It’s my way of annotating a book. However, recently, my sister has also wanted to read the same books and I leave way too many personal notes to just pass it over to her without any second thoughts. Thus: journal notes.

I’ve used this spread for the last three books I’ve read and I absolutely love it. I enjoy recording my reactions and feelings towards a book. It also helps when I go to write a book review as I have at least a page, if not more, of notes to refer back to.

Would you use this spread in your journal? Or do you have another system you use, if you use one at all?


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Journaling is a life-changing practice and many compare it to free therapy. It allows us to self-reflect and expand our awareness of ourselves and the world around us. I recommend starting a journal to almost everyone as its uses are as unique as the user.

Need a place to plan your daily tasks or schedule long term goals? Improve your mental health and wellbeing? Connect with your authentic self? A journal gives you the space to do all of this and more.

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