I created this reading log for my students because I wanted them to document the reading they did every day. I wanted them to include their book title, book level, AR point value, distinguish between fiction or nonfiction, label the genre of their book, the date, and the pages read in class and out of class. I also wanted to include a place where the student and I would document their quiz score during our conference immediately following their quiz. There is also a place for teachers initials and notes - this is the place where I signed my initials signaling that it was ok for the student to take their quiz. When I checked reading logs regularly (performing status of the class) I might include a short note, add a sticker, or draw a smiley face in the note section. I would sometimes include a message as our conference concluded after the student finished their quiz.
I provided my students with a list of possible genres they would encounter in their independent reading. We established the appropriate abbreviations that students would use in the genre column of their log. I have included my reading log and a possible list to use for genres. Depending on your grade level - you might only want to pick some of the genres for students to use.