This year I tried to get in as much time as I could to read. I wanted to make a more conscious effort with reaching my reading goal on GoodReads. I have never really planned out my reading in the past – I just grab a book, or 2, and dive right in! I’ve noticed that it’s just creating this ridiculously long To Be Read list over on my Goodreads, and no actual books are being read.

This year I made a plan as to what I was going to read. Sure, I was going to collect more books on that ever-growing to-read list, and I might even buy a book or 2 (ha! If only.. I’ll see you 15 books later!), but I wanted a plan on what I was spending my time reading, in hopes that maybe it would help me with actually reading more than 6 books a year.

I have fallen down the #booktok rabbit hole, and have found several people who share their reading journals. I have a few reading inserts from Lights Planner Action, but I’ve never used them! I have a printed copy for my B6 TN, on my shelf, but did I ever write in it? Uh, that’s a no. I decided if I am going to put this planned-out reading list into practice, that I need somewhere to keep these plans. I created a list of things I liked about the different journals I was seeing and make one myself.

Since I have now used it for a full year, my favorite thing about the journal I created is the bookshelf pages. I thought I’d share a larger version of that page here, as a free printable. The page is 8.5×11 (US Letter) and has enough room for 70 books. I created it in a coloring book style, so it can be colored or decorated however you’d like or leave it black and white.

This would be the perfect companion to the reading challenges that are all over the internet. I separated the top portion of the shelf into seasons because sometimes I enjoy a typical beach read during the summer, or a good scary/spooky read in the Fall.

I have created a reading list on my GoodReads page if you’d like to see what I’m currently reading. I have a huge “to read” list, so you might even find a new read for yourself!


To download the PDF version of the printable, just click the image above or click HERE to download from DropBox.

If you choose to use my printable, I’d love to see what you read next year!

To see my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram as I’ll be sharing my reads over there.

Happy Reading!!

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