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Reading List & Book Templates
When you want to build a reading list, it is important that you try to keep a close track of everything you want to read. One of the best tools to help you do that, then, is Notion. This popular tool gives you so many ways to organise your life and keep things on track. One of the best additions to the Notion system, though, is the use of templates.
With the help of these following Notion reading list templates, you can easily build a close collection of all of the books and the reading items that you wish to look over.
With so many Notion reading list templates to choose from, though, you might not be sure where to start that search. To help you make the right choice, we have collected a list of the best reading list templates that you can find online.
Each of these templates will go some way to making sure you can bring in some extra control to your Notion reading list. Now, you can easily keep all of the books and reading content you wish to look over in one simple list you can refer to whenever.
Here we are going to cover the following Notion book templates:
- Book Tracker
- Personal Bookshelf
- Reading Tracker
- Basic Reading List
- Aesthetic Notion
1. Book Tracker
The first place to start, we think, is with this book tracker template (find it on Gumroad and search for "Book Tracker"). This looks great and it can give you an easy way to break down your books with various filters. From their rating to their author to the format and even genre, you have so many ways to keep the order of your books nice and easy to look through.
This is a good template because it works so well and it gives you so many choices for easy editing and control overall. Definitely, one to add to your list. It works well, too, because the light and easy to look at nature keeps the books actually visible for you to browse through. While other templates are big on the aesthetics, this keeps it nice and simple so that the books remain the primary focus when you are browsing your reading list.
2. Personal Bookshelf
If you want something that is quite aesthetic to look at, you should love the personal bookshelf template (find on Gumroad and search for "Your reading list"). This looks good, it breaks down the books into an easy to use gallery style design, and it is easy to follow along with. Now, you can easily sort your books out, arrange them into bespoke categories, and generally just make it easier to lay the whole thing out in a way that you can easily look back over in time.
If the aim is to find a book reading list that you know can be easily sorted and is more image-focused than data-driven, then this is one that you should definitely add to your list. A great starting place for most students, too, this can easily help you to break down the key factors that matter when you are trying to choose which book you intend to read next.
3. Reading Tracker
A great choice for those looking for something different would be to look at the reading tracker template (find this template on The Blank Garden website). This works well because it is so easy to follow along with, and it does make tracking your books very easy. If you are someone who finds it hard to stay on track with deadlines this is a good Notion template to try out. It helps you to easily set important details to help you understand where you are with each book, when you intend to finish said book etc.
For that reason you should absolutely look to try out this particular reading tracker design. It works well as it can be easily followed and built upon, and it also offers you every opportunity to set notes and keep deadlines in mind with regards to when your books should be read.
The general idea is a good one, and the layout makes it easy to stay true to your aims and get the book read in the time you intended.
4. Basic Reading List
Of course, if you want to keep things very simple then this reading list template does a good job of that (find it at Notion Everything and search for "Reading list"). With this layout you just need to include the name of the book, the URL of the book, and then the tag that you feel is most suitable.
Many people use this for items other than books, too; you could include things like interesting articles, debate articles, and content that you find intriguing in general. It is a good general reading list builder, and it allows you to even leave a few small notes on the side.
Again, this is quite a basic design but it includes all of the features that you likely need. It also comes with some prebuilt tags and styles, so that you can easily break down your articles and reading items into the right kind of category.
5. Personal Reading Roadmap
Finally, we recommend you also look into the aesthetic notion template as this is a very easy to use solution (find this on Gumroad and search for "Personal Reading Roadmap). it is good for those who want to be more intentional and who want to build little lists for reading books. You can even record notes about each book, making it nice and easy to note down things that you enjoyed about the title itself.
From the actual story to a plot that you wish to research more to themes and ideas for a blog post, you can use this to easily build a clear list of what matters to you when reading a book. For that reason, this should definitely be high-up on your list of reading list templates.
It works well for those who are serious about reading. Perhaps those who are part of a book club can get the most out of this?
Reading is great, but trying to keep a track of everything you intend to read can mean having a lot of tabs open. This simple list of Notion reading list templates, though, can simplify the process and make sure you are much closer to where you intend to be in terms of reading deadlines.
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