A lot of book lovers are often also planners – regular planners, digital planners, bullet journalers. And each provides a way to track your books; many of us use Goodreads to keep track of the books we’ve read and the ones we want to. We make lists of our TBRs for a week or a month of a particular read-a-thon. We keep wish lists of books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
But there’s still an art to paper planners, which is why they’re experiencing a resurgence. There are so many ways to be creative when you plan on paper and that includes how you keep track of different bookish lists. So today, we’re sharing some of our favorite, most useful, and most beautiful bookish planning pages! Most of these you can use to track your TBR, your wishlist, or the books you’ve read (or all of them!). You can also use them for your entire journal, for your month, or even for your week – just depends on what kind of tracking you want to do. If you see something you love or have an idea of your own, tweet us @piquebeyond!
In this spread, you can separate books into different categories you might be reading and then make a cool quote page to go with it!
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Or, skip the labels and just cram as many books on to that shelf as you can!
I’m not entirely sure to credit as I have seen some many of these on the bullet journal junkies group, but here is my books to read page. Now to fill in some titles. EDIT: I totally didn’t notice how blue this photo has come out, sorry! #bulletjournal #bujo #bulletjournaljunkies #bujojunkies #planner #planner addict #plannerlife #journal #journaling #bookstoread #bookcase #collections #leuchtturm1917 #berry #books
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Or be more realistic and make a two-page book spread and invest in stencils to help you make them perfect (decorations elements are optional – we know how important it is to cram in as many books as possible).
This is the whole double page of my “Books to read ” log. I really like how it turned out! 🇫🇷Voici la double page finale de ma collection des “Livres à lire” je suis vraiment contente du résultat! #bulletjournal #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalnewbie #plannerd #bujojunkies #plannergirl #chibi #rhodia #micronpens #staedler #lettering #font #frenchplannercommunity #planneraddict #planners #bujo #bujoy #bulletjournallove #journal #manga #mangafan #mangaart #mangagirl #mangadrawing #mangalover #mangaworld
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Instead of drawing a lot of little books, draw a bunch of massive ones and just make lines to help separate them.
Liked this idea from @banjobaby83 so much that I totally had to add this to my bulletjournal. Books of 2016 📚 #bulletjournal #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunkies #bulletjournaljunkies #bookstoread #collection #planner #plannercommunity #handlettering #staedler #staedlerpens #mystaedler #notebook #leuchtturm1917
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You can also combine illustrations and a list format for something a little fun.
My goal this year is to read at least 80 books! 📚 Of course I have to note them in my bullet journal. 😉 My favourite genres are fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian and YA. By the way, you can find me at GoodReads as Christina Reads. Which is your favourite book??? 😘📘 #books #genres #booklist #booksivereadin2016 #bulletjournal #bujo #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournalcommunity #leuchtturm1917 #pelikancolouredpencils #drawing
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You could try something like this and add colors.
Filling in some of the categories glories on my #modernmrsdarcyreadingchallenge spread. I wanted the flexibility to move the titles around – several of the books could fit more than one category – so I opted for post-it note page markers for now. I am loving this challenge – it certainly has me reading books I might not otherwise have chosen, and I’ve enjoyed nearly all of them. I’d love suggestions for any categories I haven’t yet filled in!
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Do you collect books from certain authors? Or do you read a long series? You can also keep track of which ones you have/read and what books go in what order in a series in your planner!
Super please with this spread! I love the “In Death” series and will pick one up for light reading ALL THE TIME, but I can never remember the book order. . . . #leuchtturm1917 #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournal #bujo #jdrobb #indeath #staedtlerpens #coloredpencils #booktracker
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You could also try check lists for your TBR or your collections.