Probably the best investment I have made for my reading isn’t books, or more bookcases, or even my reading chair. It’s actually my reading journal.
In here you can keep track of books you have already read and want to read. I actually use it for my What Are You Reading posts. When I’m reading a book over the time period of a month, I can sometimes forget certain reactions and thoughts so it helps quite a bit when it comes time to work on my What Are You Reading posts on the 20th.
The one I use is the Moleskine Reading Journal but you can use just about any notebook or journal for this, you can also create a document on your computer. I prefer the Moleskine one mainly because it’s much more organized than if I used a normal notebook. It offers an index in the back that I can fill in as I read so I know what page to refer to. Also, stickers. I’m a sucker for stickers.
If you have a lot of books on your reading list, like I do, it helps you remember which ones on your list that you’ve read and if you want to read them again. So when it comes time to get rid of some books (GOD FORBID) you will know which ones you want to keep and which ones to give to your local used bookstore.
Do you use a reading journal at all? If you do, how do you have yours set up? Let me know in the comments down below.