Another plus for this format is how it is broken up. Instead of chapters, you have dates or time periods. Often times these sections are shorter than the typical chapter. For myself, and my students, these shorter chapters make for better goal setting when reading. You also get a better feel for the time period of the events!!
Not only is the book formatted by time period, but often it can be handwritten and/or include pictures, many of which are hand drawn. This adds a fun element to the book. I also find journal formats to be very encouraging to keep my own journal, as well as encouraging to my students in getting them to write.
One of the first Journal / Diary books that I ever read was Daddy Long Legs. And, one one of my all time favorites is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
I have found some lists of journals on Goodreads that I am going to check out:
- best journal books
- Fictional Diaries and Journals
- Best Historical Travel Journals
- Women's Journals and Diaries in History
- Journals That Spark Extreme Creativity