Journals

Keep an eye out for new journals as I release them!

Click the icon below to get a journal for yourself or a reader in your life!


Keep an eye out for new designs!

If there is a design you like but you don’t see it in the size you want, let me know!

Types of Journals

These reading journals are designed for the active reader who enjoys taking notes for personal reflection or reviewing. These are for someone who also desires a unique and sturdy tablet that will not tear easily like a spiral-bound notebook.

Each journal includes:

  • Room for logging a number of books at the front of the journal
  • Multiple pages to take notes for each book
  • Clean layout with room to record each book’s title, author, genre, format, and rating
  • Space in the back for keeping track of books you want to read or purchase
  • Minimalistic/elegant/fun cover in paperback/hardcover
  • Portable size to carry with you and your current book wherever you go

There are also different page counts and, therefore, the total number of books that can be recorded in each journal. These are the different sizes:

  • Reading Journal 60
    • 112 pages
    • Room for 60 books
    • Two pages for writing notes for each book
  • Reading Journal 120
    • 248 pages
    • Room for 120 books
    • Two pages for writing notes for each book
  • Reading Journal 365
    • 382 pages
    • Room for 365 books
    • One page for writing notes for each book
  • Reading Journal Freeform 120
    • 128 pages
    • Room for up to 120 books
  • Reading Journal 52
    • 110 pages
    • Room for 52 books
    • Two pages for writing notes for each book

Each of these forms will be available in both paperback and hardcover. And there will eventually be two new sizes as well.

Below you can see what the interior looks like. There are enough Author & Title pages to list every book that the journal size designates. All except for the freeform have both the right-side info page and the left-side blank note page. The freeform has a minimized form of the first. Then all have room in the back of books you want to list to be sure you read or buy.


Notebooks

This notebook is designed for the active notetaker or reader who desires a sturdy tablet that will not tear easily like a spiral-bound notebook and enjoys a unique design.

This notebook includes:

  • 150 lined pages
  • A clean layout
  • Unique cover in paperback
  • Portable size to carry with you wherever you go

Get this notebook for yourself or as a gift for the notetaker in your life!


Church Journals

This notebook is designed for the active notetaker who desires a sturdy tablet for notetaking during Sunday sermons and midweek lessons.
This notebook includes:

  • 208 lined pages with room for up to 104 messages or sermons
  • Two pages for each sermon or message
  • Space to record the date, church season, favorite hymn, and the scripture readings
  • A clean layout
  • Unique cover in paperback
  • Portable size to carry with you wherever you go


Get this notebook for yourself or as a gift for the notetaker in your life!


The Story

Why reading journals?

As is evident by my blog, I love to read. What might be less evident is that I also love to journal as I read. I take notes, make side comments, and record favorite quotes as I go through almost every book that I read. And while I do take a few notes in the margins of my books, I like having a separate journal to write in as well.

Before coming up with this idea, I used only a simple spiral-bound notebook for my note-taking. This mostly did the job, but I wanted something more personal and portable, something specifically dedicated to my reading. I looked up a variety of reading journals, but I never came across a cover that I liked or an interior I’d actually find useful. Then I stumbled upon this idea to create my own journal, and the creative process took on a life of its own!

I have created several designs now, designs that I shall periodically upload. I also created them with a variety of formats – from 110 pages to 382 pages – and in both paperback and hardcover. I recognize not everyone will be looking for the same designs, so I will have a variety. Even so, I created these unique because I needed something I couldn’t find, something that I don’t believe I am alone in looking for. I created books that had the space I needed without the busyness and overcrowding I often found in other journals of a similar nature. I hope you find these that I have made just as useful.

Blessings to you and yours,

~Madelyn Rose Craig