Great  Books About Journaling

A Listmania! list by Mike Donovan (Middle America)
 
A Book of One's Own: People and Their Diaries
1.  A Book of One's Own: People and Their Diaries by Thomas Mallon
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  "Must be purchased used, but this book is an absolute jewel. Had to list this classic first."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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A Year in the Life: Journaling for Self-Discovery
2.  A Year in the Life: Journaling for Self-Discovery by Sheila Bender
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  "Sheila Bender is one of the best. Excellent book."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The New Diary
3.  The New Diary by Tristine Rainer
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  "Still one of the best books on how to get started."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth - Open the Door to Self-Understanding by Writing, Reading, and Creating a Journal of Your Life
4.  Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth - Open the Door to Self-Understanding by Writing, Reading, and Creating a Journal of Your Life by Kathleen Adams
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  "Another great book for the beginning journaler."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

One to One: Self-Understanding Through Journal Writing
5.  One to One: Self-Understanding Through Journal Writing by Christina Baldwin
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  "My favorite Christina Baldwin title. A must-read classic."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

If You Can Talk You Can Write
6.  If You Can Talk You Can Write by Joel Saltzman
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  "Not about journaling, but about writing in general. EXCELLENT!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal
7.  Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal by Alexandra Johnson
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  "Very well-written and one of the last really good books on journaling published."
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Your Life as Story
8.  Your Life as Story by Tristine Rainer
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  "By the author of "The New Diary" - another great read. This gets more into memoir and other types of personal writing."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Keeping a Journal You Love
9.  Keeping a Journal You Love by Sheila Bender
The list author says:
  "Another Sheila Bender classic. This is one of several books that are perfect to get you started in journaling. How could they let her books go out-of-print? Thankfully, this is easy to find used on Amazon."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Writing and Being: Embracing Your Life Through Creative Journaling
10.  Writing and Being: Embracing Your Life Through Creative Journaling by G. Lynn Nelson
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  "Easy to read style that is very appealing. This one is highly recommended."
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Notes from Myself: A Creative Guide to Journal Writing
11.  Notes from Myself: A Creative Guide to Journal Writing by Anne Hazard Aldrich
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  "A lesser known work that I found very useful."
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Last updated: 6/8/09
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