Last year (2023) I started tracking my reading even more than I ever had before and I found that I really liked it. I started posting at the end of the month what books I read on a fun tracking sheet (I made my own set this year that you can find here https://www.storybookem.com/post/reading-wrap-up-templates ) and I started recording my reads on a coloring page that I printed off from online. I had no plans for what I was going to do with the print out after the year. I didn't even have much faith that I would keep up on it through the whole year but, believe it or not, I did...mostly. (I seem to have accidently skipped a few books when coloring in the page but most of them are there). My favorite part was that I even found something fun to do with it. I put it in a frame and hung it on the wall of my library. I plan to switch it out each year with the sheet from last year.
So, this year, I decided to make my own to use! I wanted one that had at least 100 books on it (I came in at 112) and had decoration on the shelves. While I really wanted more colorable items on the shelves, I was pretty happy with what I got. I'm also pretty happy that the book spines are bigger on mine, so I can write the titles on easier. Let's face it, my 2023 reads are kind of hard to read.
So, I thought I'd share it for all of you! Feel free to print it to use for your own reading. This log was designed to fit on a 8x10 piece of paper. Don't worry about filling in every book spine. It just means your shelves have some room for new experiences in the year 2025! Happy reading everyone!
Let me know how you like your printed copy! Do you love it? Do you wish it were smaller? Let us know in the comments!