One of the single most important things a writer needs to do is read. I signed up for the Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge again this year, which is a fun way to connect with other book-a-holics, see what they’re reading and look over their reviews. You can read anything you like – fiction, poetry collections, Shakespeare, how-to books, whatever floats your boat. 🙂 Click on the link below if you’d like to download an excel spreadsheet I whipped up last year and just updated so you can keep track of how you’re doing.
There’s a column where you can name which mini-challenge, if any, a book fits in, plus a spot to mark with an ‘x’ for any books listed in the Well Educated Mind. There’s a chart included, cuz I get a kick out of having a visual of my progress, which works so long as you keep tabs of how many books in each of the customizable categories you’ve read
This could easily be tweaked for a child’s reading log, a To-Read list you check off as you go, to keep up with book clubs selections, etc. Use it and customize it anyway you like. 🙂