I mentioned in Wednesday’s post that I was going to start a couple of monthly series posts. The first Friday in the month will be posts dedicated to the organization. Last year shared with you how to start a Book Bujo (bullet journal), but now I want to show you how I’m setting up my 2020 Book Bujo.
If you read my previous post, you will recognize this. For my 2020 Book Bujo I will continue to use the Happy Notes planner. I have added my own flair to it as you can see. What I love about the Happy Planner is that you can add and remove pages. I tend to rearrange my pages so this is great for me, but if that is less important to you than there are a lot of great options out there as well.
Like last year I plan to keep track of my reading using this great template I bought off of Etsy. Again I will be coloring in the books according to my ratings. This is a fun visual way to track my reading for the year. I did find however that I was not as good at keeping up with the log as I would have liked and I wanted to track a little more information.
With that in mind, I created my own monthly tracker. This is what I created for myself, and I only created one for the month of January. As I mentioned the visual tracker is great but I wanted more information. Soe if the information is redundant, but this information will help me to better track my reading. You can see I’m also doing some tracking for my Instagram and blog accounts.
I didn’t go ahead and make one of these for every month is that bullet journaling is really about trial and error. Perhaps after using these for a few weeks, I will realize that I need more information or less. Maybe I don’t need to track the rating twice (I probably don’t), or maybe I want to add a date read column as well. I have a feeling it will take a few months of this to finally get my tracker right, and that’s okay.
One thing I saw that I really liked was a book bracket. I apologize that I don’t remember where I saw it because I would love to give credit. I really struggled with coming up with my favorite reads of the year, and while that isn’t a huge problem, as a book blogger I’m sort of expected to make some kind of list. I thought this would help me at least narrow down some of my favorites.
One of my 2020 Reading Resolutions was to get control of my TBR and to read more books that I own. On this page, I plan to write keep track of the books that I own, but that I haven’t read. My goal is to read at least one of the books per month. You can see that I haven’t quite filled it out yet, and that’s because I am in the middle of purging my shelves and really deciding what books I want to keep.
Finally, I have these monthly pages that I haven’t figured out what to use them for. I thought about using them to plan my blog, but I use my daily planner for that, not that I couldn’t have it in two places. I’m sure I will think of something, but please share any ideas you have.
Do you have a Book Bujo? What do you do to stay organized? What other organization tips would you like to read about? Let me know in the comments!