I’ve recently been setting up my new personal size Kikki.k planner that I received from @desleyjane_plans on Instagram that I won from one of her giveaways. And although it’s a 2020 planner, I’ve still been experimenting with different setups to see what works best for me. As I was sectioning out the planner to different parts of my life, I decided to create a section to keep track of my reading.
I’ve seen a lot of reading journal setups on Instagram and Pinterest, but it seems like a big commitment to dedicate an entire notebook as a reading journal. So for now I think that including it in my planner will suffice. I can always expand on it in the future if it’s something I decide to keep up.
I played around with an October setup but didn’t get to use it much because I basically set it up just to see if I’d like the setup. I was very happy with it, so I set it up in a similar way for November.
I’m only using four different sections for each month — notes, book list, page tracker, and favorite/tbr. I know a lot of people include quotes and other extras in their journals but I think I’m gonna keep mine simple for now until I find what works for me. If anything, I might just expand my sections in the future.
I printed out some dot grid paper so that it has the same effect as a bullet journal. At the beginning of the November section I’ve included a page for notes I’m taking on a book I plan on reviewing and on the right I can write down the books I am reading for the month and their rating out of 5 stars. I’ve added some decorations to add to it a little. I don’t know, it makes it a bit more exciting I think 🙂
Then I’ve included a page tracker so I can keep up with how much I’m reading on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. This works as a kind of goal tracker so it motivates me to keep up with my reading even if I fall into a reading slump.
And finally I get to pick my favorite book of the month and list the books I’d like to read in December. Like I said. I think I may separate these sections in the future mainly to expand my TBR section.
And that’s buy setup for November! I will be posting my October Reads Wrap-up this weekend. What have you been reading this month?
Do you have a reading journal? What sections have you included in it? Leave your suggestions and ideas in the comment section!