Readers Log Starters

If you are asked to keep a reading log, you can use these sentence stems to help you get your best thoughts down on paper.

When I started reading this book, I thought I changed my mind about...because... My favorite part of the book was... My favorite character was...because... I was surprised when... I predict that... I liked the way the writer I didn't like...because... This book reminded me of...

I would (wouldn't) recommend this book to a friend because... This book made me feel... This book made me think... This book made me realize...

While I was reading I pictured...(Draw or write your response.)

The most important thing about this book is...

If I were (name of character), I would (wouldn't) have...

What happened in this book was very realistic (unrealistic) because...

My least favorite character was...because...

I admire (name of character) for...

One thing I've noticed about the author's style is...

If I could be any character in this book, I would be... because...

I agree (disagree) with the writer about...

I think the title is a good (strange/misleading) choice because...

A better title for this book would be...because...

In my opinion, the most important word (sentence/paragraph) in this book is...because...

(Name of character) reminds me of myself because...

(Name of character) reminds me of somebody I know because...

If I could talk to (name of character), I would say...

When I finished this book, I still wondered...

This book was similar to (different from) other books I've read because it...

This book was similar to (different from) other books by this writer because it...

I think the main thing the writer was trying to say was...

This book was better (worse) than the movie version because...

(Event in book) reminded me of (something that happened to me) when...

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