Last year, rather than track my reading on Goodreads like I’ve done the years before, I decided to start a reading journal. It worked pretty well, only the one I chose was already set out and I ran out of room to write down books much faster than I thought I would! With that in mind I decided to try my hand at bullet journaling and set up my own journal. I thought I’d post a few photos of my set up here and perhaps do another update at the end of the year with how my finished spreads look.
These are some of my favourites pages so far, especially the genre tracker above as I just love those colours together. I like to keep track of all the details like age bracket and how I read the book so I can see the changes in my reading year to year. The shelf of books is ones I’m most excited to read, I even left a little room to add more books as I imagine I will come across exciting new releases as the year goes on. Nem helped me by drawing the library cards below and we printed them out on card so they would look like real ones. I’m really happy with how these all turned out.
Despite making a few mistakes and having a sharp learning curve I really enjoyed the process of setting everything up. Just last weekend I set up my calender and pages read for February and it was so relaxing to sit and draw while watching a documentary.
Do any of you keep a reading journal, however fancy or simple? I have a feeling that I’ll be doing this again next year already as I’ve found it so relaxing.