This is just a short list of what a A5 notebook should be like in order to be the most useful to me

  • Lined or grid

  • I prefer lined for long form writing and dot grid for tasks.

  • Hardcover; because it is much more convenient when I write somewhere I don’t have a flat surface available.

  • At least two markers

  • I prefer three

  • The paper should be good; Leuchtturm1917 or Rhodia quality is the standard I expect.

  • And then I mean both paper quality and shorter dry time.