My Bookish Bullet Journal

Hi folks! How are you? I love Autumn, I really do, but I’ve caught a cold and it doesn’t want to go away, sigh!

Anyway… today I want to speak with you about journaling about books. I love to read, and that was obvious, and I love to plan. I love planning and all their world, even if I am not a really artistic person. I love to speak about them and to see all the beautiful things that you can do with a planner and similar, planning your day aside.
One of these days I will speak with you about all my different planner, but today I’d like to share with you my bookish bullet journal! It’s the newest of all my planner and is the third one dedicated to books, but it’s the one I love the most so I would start with him.
I have three different agendas for my reading: the first is the one in which I write all the books that I read, months after months, the second is a journal for the review, and the third one is the bullet journal. I’ve tried different ways to plan, but in the end, the dearest to me is the bullet journal (I may speak more in detail about this way of planning in other posts, if you are interested!), and so I needed to use one also for my reading, and here we are!

My Bookish Bullet Journal

my bookish bullet journal

I found this notebook in a bookstore and I fell in love with it, madly, deeply, truly. I was stupid and I didn’t buy it right away, but I thought about it for weeks, so in the end, I returned in the bookstore, praying all the bookish gods that they would still have a copy of it, and after a little happy dance, I brought it at home with me. I bought also the cutest pen ever, but for now, I can’t show it to you because I left it at my parents’ house (shame on me!), but I would show it to you as soon as possible because is soooo cute!

Anyway, I use this journal to make list about books. I list the series that I continued (series are my weakness, I start a lot of them and then I do not finish them because I have so many books to read and so little time, and so I continue to read randomly (or I choose my books to fit some challenges or other, because reading challenges are another one of my weakness) and never continue or finish series, even when I love them! It’s a terrible thing to do… I know!
And that’s why I need to track the series that I continue and the series that I manage to finish (so I can compliment myself!), and these two are the most useful collection for me. But are not the only ones between the pages of this awesome notebook! We can find an index, obviously, because it’s the base for a good bullet journal:


The index

As you can see there are two lists for the series (I wrote it in Italian, sorry, but anyway: the first one, Serie Terminate, it’s Series Finished, and the other one, 6-7, Serie Continuate, it’s Series that I have continued), and then I have two pages that are a sort of wish list: one is for books that I really want to buy (not only read but buy), and one for the books that I want to read but I do not want to put on my Goodreads TBR. And then there is another list that is really useful to me, and it’s the list about the read to review books. It helps me to keep an eye on them because sometimes I forget to read them (too many books and so little time!!!) or I forget to post the review. I can be quite forgetful!

Read to Review page

The read to review page

I’ve started this bujo in August, but I am really happy about it, and I think that with the new year I would create new collections for my reading challenges, it would be more practical to track them all in the same place.

Do you use a planner for your reading or books? What kind of planner do you use? And what do you track in them? I’d love to know!
Have a nice day!

12 thoughts on “My Bookish Bullet Journal

  1. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate says:

    Such an awesome bujo! Simple but to the point, and so very useful. I’ve seen tons of elaborate ones on instagram, etc. but in the end, I think people spend way more time on aesthetics than on actual organizing xD
    I usually just use a notes app and a spreadsheet on my phone, nothing fancy. I never go out without my phone so that’s a sure way to have them with me at all times 🙂

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    • susyscozyworld says:

      Thnak you! 🙂 On instagram you can find a lot of beautiful exemple and I love it, but I’m not an artistic person and yes, I’m not too fond to spend so much time to decore the bujo, even if sometimes I try it 🙂
      And the phone is a great resource! 🙂

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  2. Taiwo B. says:

    I’m the kind of person that makes notes about possible blog posts long before I do them and the kind that types out names of novels I think will be interesting on “Memo” on my phone instead of going to Goodreads like a normal person😂😂😂😂


  3. aravenclawlibrary says:

    This is actually a really good idea! I have so many series that I have started but haven’t finished. This would also help me with a list of books I want as gifts so when people ask me what I want, I can whip this out and let them know instead of going “uh uh uh” and panicking. lol.


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