- A list of goals. I have a list of goals for 2018 that is basically how many books I want to finish over the course of the year, but you can list whatever reading related goals you want ranging from “I want to read this number of pages” to “this is what ‘counts’ towards my Goodreads goal.” You don’t need to limit yourself to yearly goals, either – maybe quarterly, monthly, weekly, or even daily goals work better for you.
- Information about a reading challenge I want to work on. In 2018, I decided to try knocking out some of the prompts outlined in Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge. I suppose this can count as a “goal,” but I decided to separate it out because the Book Riot challenge wasn’t created by me. If you’re participating in a reading challenge, you could include an entry about the challenge in your reading journal so you have that information in one place.
- A list of non-book reading I do. I’m a firm believer that reading is reading no matter the form it takes. As it happens, I also read single issues of comics, magazines, and other print materials that can be hard to track on a site like Goodreads because Goodreads doesn’t always list it. One of the things I love about my reading journal is that I get to set the terms of what sorts of items I want to track.
Do you include any of the above in your reading journal? Do you include any thing else in your reading journal that isn’t specific to any one book? I’d love to hear about it.