Bullet journaling has become big within the book community but it’s something I just couldn’t stick with. Without wanting to waste the journal that I’d bought and attempted to use, I thought that I’d change it into a reading journal and so far, it’s been a success. A few of the ideas I nicked from Pinterest, which I’ll note when showing you each page.
Please excuse my total lack of creativity!
So here is my journal! I thought I’d jazz it up with some glittery washi tape that Mia (aka thecosyreader) bought me for Christmas! It is the classic journal for ‘bujo’, a Leuchturm 1917 with squares.
The first page of my reading journal is for my very short list of reading goals for 2017. As I’m finishing university in May and travelling in Europe for 6 weeks in June and July, I didn’t want to set my goal too high so it’s at 20. Reading more diverse books is a must for me this year. We all must read more diverse books. And Flights of Fantasy is run by Alexa and Rachel – I’ve taken part in this for a few years now!
Ok, so this is a layout I nicked from Pinterest (can you tell?). The TBR list includes all of the books that are top priority on my list, though it is missing a few! I like to tick the books on this list once I have read them so I can see just how well I’m doing! Now, the stats page is one of my favourites. It’s a fab way to track what genre’s I’m reading the most and what age range the books I’m reading are in!
The right page is, again, copied from Pinterest in terms of layout. I’d always have had this page in there, just the little doodle is something I took inspiration from! So on this spread, I note down the books I’ve read and the number of books bought. My limit for 2017 is 20, let’s see how well that goes! Ideally I’d like to buy less than that as I’m all about trying to cut down my TBR this year.
This is an important part to me, as I’m able to see how many books I’ve read per month and how many books I’ve read out of my goal. I’m still debating whether to add star ratings to this, but we’ll see. For now, I like it how it is!
My final page at the moment is the review page, which I have added to my journal since deciding to create this blog! You might think my books read or wrap up pages should help me keep track of what reviews to write, but I like having this separate page as I want to be able to tick the reviews off as I go!
So that’s my journal so far! I don’t know if I’m missing anything from it, perhaps a quote page, however I like to keep things simple and I know how unreliable I would be writing down all the quote I love in books! Let me know if you take any ideas from this for your own journal, or if there’s anything missing from mine that you have in yours!