Ok, so after hearing about bullet journals for a while, and being someone who likes to stay organized, I decided to check them out and see what they were all about. Basically, they’re a good way for some people to stay organized. You can combine sketching with organizing, and journaling…for all kinds of things in your life.
I immediately could see how maintaining a bullet journal would be a huge time suck for me and I already have a lot of things that consume most of my time. But the idea still appealed to me. So I thought, maybe I could just use the journal to organize one very specific thing instead of my entire life. And what better thing to organize than something to do with my books and reading?
One of my reading goals this year is for me to work on finishing up some of the many, many, many series I’ve started. I have a spreadsheet but I’m really bad about updating it and it’s not very visual. So, while researching book related reading journals I came across this great series tracker idea! This format (the books on shelves, coloring them in when finished) is NOT my idea. I shamelessly borrowed it from whoever invented it. It’s absolutely terrific! It really does combine a lot of my favorite things – organizing, sketching, books! I also love how visual it is. I hope to have all the series I’ve started drawn into it by the end of the year so that I can start fresh next year with this as my main organizer for that aspect of my reading. It’s going to be quite a bit of work to get it set up initially because…I don’t read responsibly and have way too many series going on, hehehe. 😀
I accidentally colored in Cold Days because I forgot what I was doing and got carried away coloring. Whoops! I have a lot to go with Discworld. I hope to really start tackling that one next year. 🙂
That’s supposed to be Nighteyes, but it looks more like a capybara than a wolf! LOL
I’ve gotten a lot further in some series than others! I even put small series on here. Nothing like the visual aid to remind you what you still need to read. Now if I’m at a loss as to what I’m in the mood for next I can just pull out this journal and see what’s on my bookshelf that still needs to be filled in. 🙂
Has anyone else done a book related bullet journal? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
31 thoughts on “Series Tracker Bullet Journal”
I just love this idea of yours 💕 Its wow
This is fantastic! I’m a visual person as well, and although I’m not reading as many long series as you are, I could see this sort of thing work for me😊
It’s also really relaxing for me to sketch the book itself so I think it’s working well for me!
I love this! I, too, want to be better about working on/ finishing series next year. I don’t have the patience for bullet journaling but I love seeing how people keep track of their reading.
Yeah, finishing series has been an ongoing battle for me lol.
I love this idea! I just know if I tried it I would end up procrastinating even more than I do now (instead of reading the books themselves 😂)
Haha, well that’s always a risk for me too. 😂
I love this idea.
Such a cute idea, and the execution of it looks gorgeous! I’d love to do something like this, but time being so short, I doubt I’d keep it up for long. The aesthetics like the doodles and colors would be the first to go 😛
Yeah it is a bit time consuming lol. Thanks!
I think I am in love with your post! I love the bullet journal, I love your spreads for the series and I love some of the series you put in there ❤ And Nighteyes! ❤ I have high and low with bullet journal but I have one for my reading and some spreads here and there on the not bookrelated one 🙂
Aw, thanks! I know I could easily fall down the bullet journal rabbit hole and use them for all types of things, which would be even more time consuming, so I tried to be really specific with mine. Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
I think it makes sense to use a bullet journal for organising one specific thing- and I really like what you’re using it for. I really like that visual for finishing books! It’s so cool! I’d like to try out something similar (but I’m much too lazy 😉 ) It’s gonna look really cool when you’re done- that alone’s really good motivation! 🙂
Thanks! Yeah, I thought so too because I have obsessive tenancies so I could have easily decided to do bullet journaling for a bunch of things and fallen down a rabbit hole never to be seen again, LOL. It’s definitely great motivation!
This is so lovely – I’d love to do something similar but then I know I won’t – bad enough keeping on track without any more time consuming black holes. It’s a gorgeous idea though.
Yeah, I apparently am easy prey to time-sucking black holes 😂😂😂
Oooh I love this ❤ Your sketching skills are really good!! I have seen that spread all over pinterest and am going to try it next year to keep track of books I've read, but I'm a little hesitant to try and draw the books!
The great thing about Bullet Journals is that you can tailor them to what you need! I keep my calendar and finances in mine (which I was keeping but on loose pieces of paper before) and I also have a ton of lists, like books I've read, blog post ideas, Things I need to do, etc. I don't do the mood or activitey trackers because, like you said, they were too much of a time suck, and I couldn't keep up. I basically use mine for all the lists I had before, I just keep them in one place now!
Thanks! I am really out of practice with my drawing, haha. Yeah, I really like that aspect of the bullet journal too! It’s pretty versatile.
I’ve never kept a bullet journal before but what you’ve shown here is very appealing. I love how creative and fun it looks.
This is my first one! Thanks, it’s been pretty fun so far!
OMG this is such perfect timing, I LOVE IT. SO. MUCH!! AAHH Nighteyes! When I started sketching people again, they looked more like potatoes with wigs and googly eyes (though no guarantees that they look better right now lol), but it definitely gets easier 😀
Yeah, I am soooooooo out of practice. But it will come back to me if I keep it up. 🙂
Wow, love your sketches of books on shelves. If I could draw, I would definitely do this! Love it! It has inspired me to track the series that I read better though, so thank you for that. I’m going to go on a hunt and see which ones I need to finish and which ones I need to keep an eye out for as the sequels are released. 🙂
Thanks! Good luck with your tracking! 🙂
This is such a clever idea!😍
Thank you! I actually found this idea somewhere else and ran with it. It’s a lot of work to set up but an easy way to keep track of things once it is set.