All about the preorder bonuses for My Reading Life: A Book Journal: what they are and how to get yours

Readers, my book My Reading Life: A Book Journal is coming out soon! I can’t wait to get it in your hands. I’m excited to share the preorder bonuses with you today.

About the book

You’ve been asking for a book journal like this for years, and I’m so excited to get it in your hands. I had a lot of fun creating this journal for book lovers—inspired by my conversations with literally thousands of readers over the years about what makes their reading life better—and what doesn’t.

Tracking the books you read is one of the best ways I know to improve your reading life. This journal is meant to capture the history of what you’ve read, to help you reflect on the books you’re currently reading, and to help you decide on and plan for the books you want to read.

My hope is that this journal will help you both articulate your reading taste and broaden your literary horizons—and help you enjoy the process. In addition to the tracking pages, I’ve included more than 20 book lists that feature titles from a diverse assortment of authors, genres, themes, and more, as well as seasonal reading suggestions.

Bound in a sturdy (and oh so pretty) hardcover, this compact book journal fits right in your tote bag, whether you’re going to the library or bookstore, to school, or to work. It will make a great gift, too!

My Reading Life comes out September 21 and I would be so grateful if you would preorder it now. In today’s publishing landscape, preorders are more important than ever.

When you preorder a book, it lets retailers know readers are interested, which means they order copies for release day. Your preorder lets publishers know how many copies to print, and greatly impacts marketing efforts and media coverage. If you’re inclined to buy the book, preordering now would be incredibly helpful.

(Months can elapse between the time the publisher orders copies from the printer and when they arrive in the warehouse. We don’t want anyone to have to wait months to get their journal!)

As an added incentive, I’ve worked with my publisher to offer everyone who preorders the book these great preorder bonuses that are absolutely free to you.

About the preorder bonuses

When you preorder the book and fill out this form, you get the following free bonuses—and you get two of them prior to the book’s release date!

  • sneak-peek minimalist reading lists created by me (to tide you over while you wait for your brand-new journal and its abundant book lists)
  • a fun printable bookmark you can put to use in your reading life immediately
  • and you’ll be entered in a literary matchmaking giveaway: five randomly selected winners will each receive five free books—hand-selected by me based on your reading preferences

How to preorder

There are two ways to preorder My Reading Adventures: A Book Journal. Pick the one that’s right for you.

1. Preorder from your favorite on or offline retailer.

Pre-order My Reading Life: A Book Journal wherever new books are sold, including your favorite independent bookstore; most make it easy to preorder online or by phone. (Use this ISBN: 9780736983020.)

2. Preorder a signed copy from Carmichael’s Bookstore.

I’m thrilled to be able to offer signed copies of My Reading Life: A Book Journal through my local independent bookstore. Click here to order online, or call the store at 502-896-6950 to order by phone.

How to claim your bonuses:

After you preorder, take your receipt and go to this page. Scroll down to “Preorder Bonuses” and enter your information below. (If you don’t take this step, we can’t deliver you your bonuses, so make sure you fill out the form!)

That’s it! You should get a confirmation email with your bonuses almost immediately.

Thanks for reading, and thanks so much for your support of My Reading Life: A Book Journal!


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  1. Linda says:

    I got the bonuses, very nice! Is the bookmark to be folded with the colorful labels on the back to list books? I’m sorry if that’s a dumb question.

  2. Kim Morrison says:

    Just placed my pre-order!! I am so excited for this, feels like a long time coming. I ordered my book journal based on your recommendation but I know this will be even better!

  3. Sarah McCulloch says:

    Ordered my copy a couple of days ago. Really looking forward to it becoming available in September. I suspect it will be the best Reading Journal I have had yet, due to the care you take over all things bookish.

  4. SouthernLady says:

    Just ordered two: one for me, and one for a bestie in my Book Club. Only two of the six of us love to keep track of our reading😉 The perfect holiday gift for 2021, thanks Anne.

  5. Laura Knight says:

    Just ordered. Can’t wait for to arrive! I only keep track of my reading through Goodreads. It’s fine, but I am really looking forward to using your method. Also, thank you for the preorder bonuses. Happy reading! 📚

  6. Wendy says:

    I ordered 3 books on Sept . 20 from CBD in order to enjoy the bonuses. I failed to fill out the form yesterday. Woops! Is there any way to still obtain the fun bonuses?
    TY and can’t wait for my journals to arrive!

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