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How to Make a Book Journal (in 2 Steps)

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Learn exactly how to make a book journal to quickly and easily track your reading goals…even if you have no time or inspiration!

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Do you wish you could have your very first reading journal but feel like you lack the time or skills to do so? Below you will learn exactly how to make a dedicated book journal you’ll love to keep as your own reading diary of book reviews, book club books, reading log, and so much more.

How to Make a Book Journal

Below is the exact DIY reading journal I recommend, plus the reading accessories you can use as book journal ideas to customize it.

Get a Printable Reading Journal

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First, get The Literary Lifestyle’s printable Reading Journal. As an avid book reader myself, I created The Literary Lifestyle Reading Journal for book lovers like you to solve the most common book journaling problems!

The Literary Lifestyle Reading Journal format is the standard U.S. letter-sized delivered to you digitally as a printable PDF.

The Reading Journal includes the following pages:

Cover Sheet
“My Bookshelf” coloring page
Monthly Planner
“Books Read” List
“To Be Read” List
Reading Habit Tracker
Yearly Book Tally
Reading Challenge
Alphabet Challenge
Book Adaptation Checklist
Book Review Template
Quick Book Review List with Star Ratings
Favorite Quotes Template
Lined Notes Page
Bonus: Daily Planner

With The Literary Lifestyle’s Reading Journal you can:

  • Easily print each page of your reading book journal as many times as you want to fully customize it to your needs during any month or year
  • Store your daily Reading Journal in a standard-sized folder or binder that’s large enough to read and write in
  • Customize the clean, neutral design that’s filled with elements you can make your own
  • Unleash your creativity with this printable reading log for adults with fun elements like the bookshelf coloring page and starred book ratings

It’s specially designed to be a one-size-fits-all solution for keeping a reading journal.

When you subscribe to my bi-weekly email newsletter for free, you will instantly get a one-time exclusive offer to buy this Reading Journal for 50% off! SUBSCRIBE BELOW:

Customize Your Reading Journal

Once you get your Reading Journal, you can further learn how to keep a book journal with these reading journal ideas for adults that help you make it your very own.

Personally, I store my Reading Journal in a three-ring binder with dividers, and I write on it with a simple mechanical pencil because I am often changing things, especially my monthly “to be read” list.

But, I have also compiled several additional ideas for how to create a book journal that’s unique to you with these fun accessories (they also make great gifts for book lovers!):


Now you know how to make a book journal in two simple steps!

Get The Literary Lifestyle Reading Journal

When you subscribe to my bi-weekly email newsletter for free, you will instantly get a one-time exclusive offer to buy this Reading Journal for 50% off! SUBSCRIBE BELOW:

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