Hello beautiful people!
We are getting closer to the end of 2019 and a few months ago I told you about my bookish bullet journal for 2020. I already planned my spreads for it, some of them are finished and ready to be used, others are still in pencil, but I’ll show you all of them anyway.
The bullet journal I’m using is a Leuchtturm1917. I bought in a trip I made earlier this year, but there are many others. I like this one, but I feel like the paper is not thick enough for some pens and markers. That’s an important thing to consider when buying your journal. I’m not an expert in this matter, I just watch a lot of videos about journaling, but if you want me to share all the tips I know for starting your bullet journal, let me know in the comments!
Anyway, let’s get started!
The first page is the cover. It’s still in pencil because I still don’t know what to do here, but basically it will be a 2020 in the middle of the page with other things around it, stickers, drawings, anything.
Then my reading goal for 2020. I still don’t know how many books I want to read because this year I’ve been reading a lot, but that couldn’t be the case in 2020, so I don’t want to push myself to be reading lots of books if that’s not what I want. But I also don’t want to set my goal very low that I can complete it in the first months of the year. I’m between 50 or 60 books, but it can change to 40. I really have no idea. In the meantime I have drawn some squares so I know how many I can fit in the page. Also, at the bottom I wrote “date” and I will write down the date in which I completed my reading goal and the total number of books I read in the year, just in case I run out of squares.
One of the things we readers love is knowing what books will be released next year. It could be a debut author or novel or the sequel to one of our favorite book series. Either way, keeping track of those are always great and make us keep in mind those books we are dying to read. That’s why this next spread is to put one or two of my most anticipated books for each month of the year, that way I can know for sure when a book will be available for me to read and for me to not forget about it.
I’ve seen a lot of people doing this and I thought why not. I suck at drawing, but how hard can it be to draw the spines of books, right? Here I will be drawing the spines of all the books I read during 2020 and the goal is to make the shelves look full of books and color. I’m still deciding if I will color code it for me to have a visual representation of how many books I read in a month or not color them at all.
For the next spreads I thought about keeping track of the books that my favorite book subscriptions include in their monthly boxes. I decided to do this because all the books included in these boxes are new releases, so it’s a way for me to see what other book releases are out there that I didn’t know of or that I just simply forgot. Some of those books might be repeated, but it doesn’t matter because then it means the book is great if a lot of the subscriptions decided to add it to their boxes. The subscription boxes I’m talking about are FairyLoot, Illumicrate, Beacon Book Box and Shelflove Crate.
Next I have my 2020 TBR. Here, I will write all the books that are not released in 2020 and that I want to read some time in 2020. Preferably standalones. For example, I’ve been meaning to read Catching Jordan by Miranda Keneally for ages now, so I will write it down in this section, that way when I have those moments of not knowing what to read next, I will check this spread and pick one off my list.
This one is similar to my 2020 TBR, but this is for series. I did this for my 2019 bullet journal and it worked for me. In here I will write down the name of the series and the books that are part of it that I want to start or that I have yet to finish reading. I think this is a nice way for me to keep track of the number of series I finish or start in a year.
Book recommendations are everywhere, that’s why this spread was created. I asked in the past in some Facebook groups for some recommendations about certain topics, for example mythology books or books about angels. I wrote them all down and whenever I feel like reading about angels, I just have to look at this page and pick one of these recommendations.
Keeping track of all the books I read is very helpful, but I also want to know which ones I rated 5 stars, so that’s why this spread was created. I was experimenting with this washi-tape I got, not sure it looks good, but I don’t feel it looks bad either. I’m just hoping I have enough space for all my 5 star books to fit in here.
I’m not someone who cares much about followers, but it doesn’t hurt to know how I’m doing and how I’m growing my platforms. I saw someone on Twitter sharing their spread for the social media followers and I wanted to do it too, so here it is. I wrote Instagram because I plan on going back to it before 2020 starts.
And that’s it. The next pages are for my January spreads but I want to show you those in another post. I hope you liked this and that it has helped you to feel inspired or motivated for your bullet journal in some way. Tell me, do you have a bullet journal?
If you have any question about my bullet journal or my spreads or anything, feel free to leave them down below, I will be answering them!
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙