Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Books About (Non Visual) Journaling

For the past twenty years, I have been collecting books about journaling. The majority of these books were picked up in my travels at various used bookstores across the U.S. The titles that you see posted here are specifically non visual journal keeping. I've tried as much as possible to leave artist's journals and books about art journaling off of this list. I have also kept published letters off of the list. There are a few exceptions.

The first photo you see above are my favorite books about keeping a journal. They are:

Christina Baldwin's Life Companion
Christina Baldwin's One to One
Sheila Bender's A Year in the Life
Tristine Rainer's The New Diary
Sheila Bender's Keeping a Journal You Love
Jacquelyn B. Carr's Communicating With Myself: A Journal
Lucia Capacchione's The Creative Journal
Marianne Hieb's Inner Journeying Through Art Journaling
Deena Metzger's Writing For Your Life
Henriette Anne Klauser's Put Your Heart on Paper
Ramsay and Sweet's A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life
Messer's Pencil Dancing
Johnson's Leaving a Trace

Next up (the second photo above) are additional books on journal keeping:

40 Days and 40 Nights
Writing from the Heart
And Now We Dance
A Life in Hand 
Writing from the Inner Self
Writing from the Heart
The Creative Journal 
Writing Down Your Soul
The Common Ground Book
Heal Yourself with Writing
Writing to Heal the Soul
Writing from the Senses
Finding Your True Voice
The Journal Wheel Guidebook
Art and Healing
Internal Affairs
Writing from Life
Journaling from the Heart
Simple Days
A Question of Balance
Marry Your Muse
Soul Mapping
The Healing Journey
Write the Story of Your LIfe
Your Mythic Journey
To Do List
The Autobiography Box
The Oral History Workshop
Writing Your Life
Write Away A Journal Writing Tool Kit

Next up, are published journals:

Marion Milner's (aka Joanna Field) Eternity's Sunrise
Joanna Field's (aka Marion Milner) A Life of One's Own and On Not Being Able to Paint
John Steiner's Notebooks of the Mind
The Diary of Anais Nin Volume 1-7 (I also have her earlier books but they are hard to get to at the moment. Yes, I am looking for volumes II, III and IV in hardcover. I just realized I left volume II out of the photo. Apologies.)
Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook
The Paris and New York Diaries of Ned Rorem
Peter Nadas' A Book of Memories
Fernando Pessoa's The Book of Disquiet
The Diary of Soren Kierkegaard
Franz Kafka's Diaries1914-1923 as well as Diaries
Susan Sontag's As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh and Reborn

Additional published journals:

The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow-Opal Whiteley
Tina LeMarque's Coyote Woman and Warrior Woman
Theophano's Eat My Words
The Pleasure of Diaries
Wanda Gag's Growing Pains
Writing a Woman's Life
Private Pages
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
Alan Watt's Cloud-Hidden

Above are a few of my favorite published journals:

Marlene Schiwy's A Voice of Her Own
Thomas Mallon's A Book of One's Own People and Their Diaries
Sei Shonagon's The Pillow Book
Rita McNamara's Walking in Circles
Burghild Nina Holzer's A Walk Between Heaven and Earth
Katherine Metcalf Nelson's Night Fishing: A Woman's Dream Journal
Moffat and Painter's Revelations: Diaries of Women
Alexandra Johnson's The Hidden Writer: Diaries and the Creative Life

Not Shown:

Sartre's Nausea
The Journals of Andre Gide I-IV
Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary
Joan Didion's On Keeping a Notebook
Tristine Rainer's Your Life as Story
May Sarton's Recovering, Plant Dreaming Deep, Journal of a Solitude, The House by the Sea, Endgame, Encore, After the Stroke and At Seventy.
Ira Progoff's At a Journal Workshop: The Basic Text and Guide for Using the Intensive Journal Process
Diary of Anne Frank

Ariadne's Thread: A Collection of Contemporary Women's Journals

Legacy : A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Personal History 

Ongoingness: The End of a Diary
The Folded Clock: A Diary

Jenny Read, in Pursuit of Art and Life: The Journals and Letters of a Young Sculptor

Victor Klemperer I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years
Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast: Diary of a Film
Tarkovsky: Time Within Time: The Diaries
Unabridged Sylvia Plath
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists
Camus' Notebooks

If you find the above list interesting, you may also be interested in these:

My Favorite Art Books (including several visual art journals)
Books on Surrealism
Vincent Van Gogh
Frida Kahlo
On My Shelf

**What books on (non visual) journal keeping am I missing?**

I will add to this list when I can.


Gina said...

Love your lists, Kelly. Some super interesting titles listed! Would Nick Bantocks books fit in there somewhere, even though they are fiction? Maybe a fictional journaling list. You could also include Foolsgold by Susan Wooldridge (one word, not to be confused with the series by wellerly)

Indigene Theresa said...

I have about 75% of these, plus a lot more! I'm happy to be in such great company.❤️ Wow, we have a lot in common.

Unknown said...

The first book I looked for in your post was "The Creative Journal" by Lucia Capacchione, because it's my favorite, too. My friend Zura recommended it, back in 2005. It was my first introduction to the concept of an art journal, and a validation of the natural attempts I made at art journaling at that point. And the questions in it are so powerful. I even brought my copy to the 2 classes I did get to teach, and showed it and talked about it.

I have her book "The Power of the Other Hand", but I haven't read anything except the first few pages. Have you read it?