If you’re new to bullet journaling and you need to back up a bit to find out what it’s all about,
visit my post Why Bullet Journal?
In it I concisely explain the concept and provide tons of links to more inspiration.
One of the reasons I feel so drawn to bullet journaling is that it allows me to take anything I do and record it in a beautiful way. For example… I loved setting up page for all the books I’ve read recently or am currently reading. Below is the first book page I created in my own bujo: books to read. I wanted plenty of space for all the potential books I might read, but perhaps I got over-zealous. Only time will tell!
However, I’ve recently run into a problem… you see, I’ve always loved reading, but for a long time I was sooo busy (which is code for I had NO time to relax and enjoy a book). However, since I’ve not been working, I’ve become a complete book junkie! This has translated into my having 7-8 books going at any given time – which is awesome to me, because now I have a book for pretty much any mood.
Anyway, back to the problem. With so many books going at once, a couple of the books that I was midst of reading were falling through the cracks! Therefore, I developed a ‘Books I’m Reading’ page to track my progress in various books. Each book is as long as the number of chapters, so when I finish a chapter, I color in another block.
The next time I create a page with this goal in mind, I might do it a bit differently (feel free to chime in with ideas). It’ll do for now though. So those are my book pages…
Now for the round up!
1. The Super-Cute*
This bujo page takes cuteness to the next level. I love how the bookshelf is decorated and has a color scheme!
2. The Novel Idea
By the way, there was no pun originally intended there, but it was slightly humorous, so I left it! I just thought Mary J.’s layout was unique because everyone else tends to write titles on the spines of the the books.
3. The All Shapes and Sizes*
I somewhat tried to use this spread as inspiration for my ‘Books I’m Reading’ page but turns out it’s too late for me to add vertical books. Should have thought that out a bit more!
4. The Simple List
5. The Checkmark-er List
Rather than draw book covers and color them in once you’ve read them, here is a straightforward ‘checkmarker’ way of doing it from Mickaela!
6. The True Bujo List*
This style of list holds true to the bullet journal way – dots for tasks and x’s when they’ve been completed. Just because you do a list doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of ways to make your page beautiful though, like these bookshelf headers and footers.
* Several of these pages do not have credit because I found them on Pinterest, and honestly, I don’t know how some of the links were even associated with bullet journaling. If anything you see is yours, please let me know!
I hope this round up has inspired you to get out there and start reading… and make a beautiful bujo spread as well! If you have any awesome ideas to share, especially if you track your reading as you go, please comment below.