I’m always getting book recommendations from people and I never know what to do with them! Usually I’ll write it on a post-it, put it in my purse or bag and of course end up losing said post-it along with the book recommendation.
It now dawned on me that I should be tracking these in my bullet journal! Enter the bullet journal book spread! I’m planning to have a few “libraries”… One for work/business recommendations and another for personal/pleasure recommendations. This way it lets me easily find what I’m looking for and see where I’m lacking in each.
Here are a few of the approaches of the book spread that I saw as I scoured the bujo community.
The book shelf spread
A decorated book shelf
Source: Carley Cain
Thought: you could add a drawing on each shelf for a different genre or different symbols
A minimalist book shelf
Or the book shelves spread
Source: Amelie Edomstone
The book shelf approach is great because you can make the books as small or large as you’d like to fit your library. You can also add more info if you’d like too! Such as author, genre, etc.
The box-checker spread (for all those box-checking-addicts like me!)
Source: Currently Stu(dying)
This book spread is also perfect for keeping track of series which is a huge plus for my pleasure reading
A list view with the author included
Source: Sarcasm and Sweet Tea
Stack of books spread
Source: Rebecca Hales
The flip side approach: Books I’ve read
This is perfect for those serial and speed readers!
Another take on books I’ve read
Lastly – if you have a ton of books… A book spread stencil!
How do you track books you’ve read or want to read in your journal?
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