I’ve kept a reading journal for a couple of years now, and I’ve really enjoyed it. I’ve been keeping a bullet journal style one, but last month I found a digital reading journal for my iPad. Today I just wanted to talk about the pros and cons of both. It’s hectic keeping two journals at one time, so I’m trying to narrow down what I want to do next year. Here are my thoughts so far.
Digital Reading Journal
- Pages are already structured and ready to go
- Fun prompts and challenges
- Gives room to include reviews
- Several book lists available
- Fun to use
- Easy to use
- Quick, but effective
- Can be printed
- Not fully customizable
- Must have Apple Pencil and IPad
Physical reading Journal
- Fully customizable
- Helps creativity
- Need limited supplies
- Satisfying at the end of the year
- Time Consuming
- Easy to run out of ideas
So those are a few of the pros and cons I’ve come up with. I really enjoy both methods of journaling for different reasons. My biggest suggestion when choosing a journal is to go with what feels right for you.
And if you’re interested in a digital reading journal Etsy has a ton to choose from.