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Never Lose Sight of Your Goals With Reading Tracker Bookmarks

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Kelly Jensen


Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

I’m not a person who sets reading goals. They stress me out far too much, and when you work with books all day long, the reality is sometimes goals are impossible when you’re also trying to ensure you’re reading or writing about things you know others want to know about. That isn’t to say I don’t make short TBR lists or that I don’t track my reading after I’ve finished a book — I do, and I use this reading log in an edited-down version.

That all said, I know so many readers love being more organized and intentional in their reading than me, and one way to do just that is through the use of fun reading tracker bookmarks. The beauty of a reading tracker bookmark is that you’ll always know where it is and because it’s so portable, if you finish a book while on the go, you don’t have to remember to input it when you return.

Also? Many of these reading trackers are just aesthetically pleasing or they allow you as a reader to add a little creativity at the end of a read.

Let’s take a look at a few fun reading tracker bookmarks. Snag one or two and either set some goals, track those already in progress, or — this might be my favorite idea — tuck one of these inside a book you gift to someone else.

Great Reading Tracker Bookmarks

Image of a light hand holding a cream-colored bookmark in the style of a library due date card.

If you love old school library due date cards, this book tracking bookmark will be up your alley. $4 and up.

Image of two bookmarks that say "reading list." They include a title, date, and star rating option.

Keep track not only of what you’ve read and when, but use this reading tracker bookmark to also note your ratings. $2 and up.

Image of a Black hand holding a bookmark with empty book spines on a bookshelf.

Add up to 64 titles to your read or to-read bookshelf with this bookmark option. $5.

Image of a bright stack of books bookmark inside an open book.

This colorful book stack bookmark is actually a way to track your reading. $3

Image of a cream bookmark inside an open book. The bookmark features check boxes for tracking reading habits.

If you’re less inclined to track books but want to focus on reading habits, look no further. You can tally your daily reading, star ratings, page numbers, genres, and the types of books your reading. These are structured for monthly use, which would make a neat visual at the end of the month and year. $4

Image of a white hand holding three book stack bookmarks.

Another take on the book stack reading tracker bookmark. $6 and up.

Image of two blank bookmarks featuring books on a shelf for coloring in. There are colored pencils on the right side of the image.

Print your own book tracking bookmark and go to town with colored pencils or markers. $3 for a PDF.

Image of a white bookmark with blank book spines. It says "books to read."

Go for the minimalist vibe — or create something with your own colorful flair — with this fillable tracker. $3

Image of several white and black bookmarks with blank spines. It reds "so many books, so little time." There are glasses on the top of the stack.

Another take on the DIY style of book tracker bookmarks is one where you can include your titles on blank spines. $4

Image of a bookmark with small book covers and check boxes inside an open book.

Here’s a twist on the reading tracker. You can simply check off books as you make your way through a numeric goal (and there’s plenty of room to include titles, too). $3.50

Image of three bookmarks in rainbow colors. They say "TBR" at the top with  lines for listing books.

Maybe you are looking for a brightly colored bookmark to keep track of and check off books from your TBR. Look no further! $6 and up.

Image of two bookmarks. They feature headstones that read "books I have defeated." They are on top of an open book.

For the Goth readers, note which books you’ve killed and buried. $3

Image of three colorful bookshelf bookmarks. They have several blank book spines to fill in.

Last but not least, maybe you want just a single but colorful shelf to track your reading. Here you go! $7 and up.

Looking for more bookmarks? Check out these gorgeous metal bookmarks. Want to create your own reading tracker bookmark? Here’s a handy guide to how to make bookmarks in Canva.