I haven’t done a bullet journal set up in a while, so I thought I’d share what I’m doing for my July spread. I keep my bullet journal fairly simple because I use a tiny journal, and can’t fit too much extra stuff in it. I like to have themes for every month, and this one is meant for memories. I won’t share the cover page, because it’s a bit personal, but it’s going to be filled with memories over the past few years.
Since having my bullet journal, I have been really interested in tracking my habits, and my mood. After three months of doing this, I thought, why don’t I do this with books? I got inspired by this post on Pinterest, and I decided I wanted to start tracking my reading habits.
I never thought to track my reading, other than how many books I’m reading during the year. But, I thought this would be a great way to see how I read, and what I’m reading. For example, what months in the year do I read most? What genres do I gravitate towards? These questions can be all answered just by tracking my progress in my bullet journal.
I decided when it came to designing these pages, that I wanted to create something simple. I’m just going to use this space to document my findings and keep it at that. I don’t want to clutter these pages with pictures, or other designs. I want to be able to see my stats and really learn from them.
With my reading stats, I’ve decided to track a number of things. I want to see what genre I read the most, where do these authors come from, number of pages read, and how many books I read per month. There’s a lot of things to track, but I really want to see how I progress during the year, and to see what my reading habits are really like. When it comes to pages read per month, I’m simplifying it to only the books I finished that month. I don’t have the time right now to calculate books I half read during months, so if I finish 4.5 books in a month, only 4 books will be listed. (Please ignore the pencil marks and writing, I still need to erase them hahaha).
Let me know if you track your reading habits at all. Have you noticed anything from your reading habits?
In 2018, I decided I wanted to keep a bullet journal. I’ve tried to keep one back a year and a half ago, but it never stuck. I didn’t have the right journal, nor did I have a clear idea of how I wanted to format my journal. However, a few weeks ago, Jamie Paige created a video about her bullet journal, and I was hooked again. From there, I found Amanda Rach Lee’s YouTube page, and I was blown away by how excited I was about owning a journal. Continue reading