How are you doing, book lovers? I hope you had a merry Christmas! A few weeks ago, I announced that the signups were now open for the 2021 Reading With Muffy Reading Challenge. I am glad that you enjoyed all the diverse prompts and our Goodreads group is buzzing with book recommendations for each of the prompts.
While I love tracking my reading progress on Goodreads, I am a pen and paper person. At the beginning of every year, I invest in a planner, and this year too, it was no different. However, I also decided to include a few additional pages where I can track the books that I read. I kinda loved the templates I made and hence thought you may like it too.
5 Free Reading Tracker Templates
Here’s what you’ll get:
- Reading List
- Book Review Template
- Daily Reading Tracker
- To Be Read List
- Favorite Characters Log List
How to Track Your Reading
- I’ve used Goodreads to track my reading since 2011 and I’ve always loved using it. The best thing about Goodreads is sorting the books into three default shelves- Read, Currently Reading, and Want to Read. It is integrated with Kindle (app and device) and once you finish the book, we can write the review and give a rating as well.
- Maintaining a Spreadsheet was one of my favorite ways of tracking my reading till last year. It could be easily customized according to one’s own needs.
- A Reading Journal is what you need if you prefer the good old-fashioned pen and paper. But the sad part is there are not many dedicated reading journals available and you may have to rely on creating one by yourself – BuJo or other.
- Bookstagram is another popular way of tracking your reads. It is one of my absolute favorites- photographing books, trying to maintain a theme, share beautiful covers, bookshelves, themed collections, book spines, stacks, and more.
I like to write down a bit more than reviews and rely mostly on free templates. For example, I may want to cloak up all my reading challenge progress, favorite characters and what I liked about them, memorable quotes, pending reviews on various book review platforms like Netgalley, and so on and so forth. It helps me record my thoughts in a more organized way.
How to Use Reading Trackers
I’ve created 5 reading tracker templates and they are absolutely free. These can be downloaded, printed out, and filled in to track your reading.
- Reading List: The reading list template is specially designed to track your reading challenges. A specific column dedicated to reading challenge prompts makes it easier for you to cloak your book choices for each prompt in a reading challenge.
I decided to omit the prompts for Reading With Muffy as I wanted to keep this tracker generic. Also, you may want to read more than one book per prompt, and keeping the tracker blank makes it more personalized.
- Book Review: The book review template helps you to keep track of the book, author, number of pages, genre, start and end date of your reading, and also the plot, review, and rating.
- Daily Reading Tracker: The daily reading tracker helps you log in the number of minutes you read per day. You may use it as a mood tracker too. Go wild with your ideas!
- To Be Read List: The To Be Read list is my favorite. Designed like a bookshelf, I would use it to write down the name of books that are on my immediate TBR. I may also use it as a TBR list for Reading With Muffy.
- Favorite Characters Log: I have kept the favorite characters tracker simple to cloak some characters that I admire or love during the course of my reading journey in 2021.
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That’s all for now!
I hope you like the templates and make use of it to track your reading goals in 2021!
See you soon!