Between tracking reviews of books I’ve already left, tackling my growing TBR shelf and prioritising books on my never-ending wish list, my bullet journal comes in pretty handy. Sure, I have my Goodreads app and Amazon wish list but it’s so nice to have everything in one place. And colour-coded!
I use my bullet journal for three main reasons when it comes to my reading:
1. Goodreads Reading challenge
I list every book I’ve read this year and highlight the ones I’ve been sent for review purposes. Seeing an increasing sea of purple reminds me when I need to get back to reading just for me. Books I’ve read this year solely for the love of reading include The BFG by Roald Dahl, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling and One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus.
2. My TBR
I’ve listed nearly every unread in my bookcase as a reminder to read these before buying even more. I say nearly all of them because some charity shop finds have been sat there untouched for years, making them less of a priority. I need to read a romantic book for this month’s Blogger Book Nook, which sounds like a good reason to finally read Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella. I think the only other title on that shelf which could possibly work is Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli but that’ll have to wait a while longer.
3. My wish list
I swear I see another book I want to read every day thanks to my social media and blogging addiction. I’m going through a bit of a girl power kick at the moment and want to read all of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s back catalogue, as well as Laura Bates’. If I could pick just three new books at the moment though it would be How Do You Like Me Now by Holly Bourne, The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon and Nora Ephron’s Heartburn by Virago Modern Classics. So many books, so little time.
How do you use your bullet journal as a reader?