2020 READING JOURNAL

GUIDE ON HOW TO NAVIGATE AND USE

SUMMARY | ON HOW TO USE THIS JOURNAL

This Reading Journal is for all of you book lovers! You can track books you are currently reading, books you have read, your favorite books, challenges based on the number of books you are trying to finish in a set time and more! The journal is divided into 4 main sections (Current, Bookshelf, Journal, Quotes) shown by the tabs on the right side of the screen. The tab with the three horizontal lines is a hyperlink to the Table of Contents where you can find hyperlinks to every element within the Journal. Blank templates and note papers are also included so that you can expand the content of your journal and mold each section to how you want it to function. There are also  general purpose note taking sections (5 total) that can be accessed from the Table of Contents or the grey hyperlink tabs that appear on the left side of the screen.

IMPORTANT! DON’T ACCIDENTALLY RECORD INFORMATION WITHIN THE BLANK TEMPLATES SECTION. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE NAVIGATED TO THE APPROPRIATE TAB AND/OR COPY AND PASTED THE BLANK TEMPLATE TO THE CORRECT LOCATION BEFORE USING IT.

PARTS OF THE TABLE OF CONTENTS | AND OTHER IMPORTANT PAGES

4 SECTIONS | AND THEIR PURPOSE

CURRENT

Track what you are reading using the Currently Reading Log or track books that you would like to read with the Neverending List and their respective release dates with the Anticipated Releases page. There are also pages that allows you to analyze the types of books you have read (The Reading Tracker) and set goals based on how many books to read over a set period of time (The Reading Challenge 25 or 50).

EXAMPLES OF PAGES IN CURRENT:

BOOKSHELF

What are your favorite books that would make it into your personal library? Which ones would absolutely not make it? Do you loan books to others and if so, wouldn’t it be good to track which ones have or have not been returned? These are the types of information found within the Bookshelf section. Pages included are Favorite Books, The Dreaded DNF (Did Not Finish) List, Books on Loan, and Annual Review.

EXAMPLES OF PAGES IN BOOKSHELF:

JOURNAL

This is where you record ideas that you formulated while reading. “Insights While Reading” gives you an opportunity to break down a book and write your ideas based on a certain page. Whereas, Book Report and “Book Review”/”Book Reviews” allow you to summarize your thoughts of the entire book.

EXAMPLE OF PAGES IN ADDITIONAL NOTES:

QUOTES

This section is self-explanatory. Record all of your favorite quotes from various books in one location.

EXAMPLE OF PAGES IN QUOTES: