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Melissa Baron

Staff Writer

Melissa is the author of TWICE IN A LIFETIME from Alcove Press and represented by Laura Cameron at Transatlantic Agency. She lives in Chicago and works as a technical writer to pay the bills. She is a former English major, and has never met a semicolon she didn’t accidentally abuse in some fashion. In her spare time, she explores Chicago, writes a lot, and hangs out with her fiancé and two cats. You can find her on Instagram and TikTok @melissabaronwrites.

Now that 2023 has arrived, you know what that means: it’s time to pick your 2023 planner or reading tracker! I personally still really enjoy (and rely on) a good planner to keep my work tasks, events, and personal goals organized and front of mind. I have a terrible memory, and the act of writing down what I need to do in a planner helps keep it in my brain longer.

The first half of this list will provide you with a handful of bookish 2023 planners to get your year started right, with some boasting some gorgeous bookish illustrations, stickers, and everything you’ll need to stay on top of your monthly, weekly, and daily tasks and plans for the new year.

This will be the first year I keep a reading tracker to log all of the books I read, and if you’re also just getting started or want to pick up a new reading journal this year, the second half of this list has got you covered. Reading trackers are an excellent way to take note of what genres you read the most during a given year, set monthly reading goals, collect your favorite quotes, and reflect on each book. Some of the reading trackers in this collection give you space to leave reviews, provide writing prompts for each book you read, give you reading challenges, and include a calendar so you can pencil in which new releases are coming out soon.

Finally, we’ve included a list of accessories at the end to help make your bookish planner or reading tracker experience that much more fun.

May your calendar organizing and your reading journaling be productive and enjoyable!


open planner with an image of a whale made up of the letters call me ishmael next to the first page of the month of august section of the planner

This 2023 literary planner by Prose Posters features delightful bookish illustrations for each month that incorporates a quote or excerpt from each famous classic. Enjoy week-by-week pages for your planning needs, along with a full calendar for each month and a notes section. $23

cover of the 2023 book lover planner next to one of the illustrations inside the planner, of a woman reading on a chair

This book lover planner by Atelier Dorina is filled with retro illustrations of fashionable women with books, along with stickers and a satin ribbon. Enjoy a day-to-day planner that will make checking off your daily tasks that much easier. $42

cover image of the 2023 bookish planner

This book lover planner by Orange Circle Studio and sold at Barnes & Noble features gilded page edges, an elastic band enclosure, and plenty of space for notes as you plan out your weeks and months. $17

cover of the 2023 planner next to a pen and a pair of glasses

This book lover planner by Wholistic Planner will make planning out your monthly and weekly tasks easy, and includes weekly goals and notes to help you be intentional about what you’d like to accomplish throughout 2023. There are two versions: one with monthly tabs and one without. $27

Reading Trackers

open page of the 2023 reading tracker showing the january monthly recap page and the january favorite books page

This reading tracker by Novelly Yours is the perfect way to log your 2023 reading. Keep track of each month’s reading stats, your monthly reading goals, and recap your reading month: how many books you read, total number of pages, your most read genre, and more. While this isn’t the kind of tracker that also allows you to write reviews, it’s a great log for understanding your reading habits. They offer a regular version that can fit 23 books per months, and an expanded version that can fit 31 books per month. $30

four sample pages of the 2023 book journal which includes an illustration of a book shelf, a library checkout list, and two review pages

This book journal by Sugarpop Chic does give you the space to leave reviews for the books you read, and it also includes reading challenges, space to write down your favorite book quotes, and a calendar for keeping track of new releases. $35

the open reading journal on a review page with airpods and a pen on the journal, next to a stack of books

This reading journal by Kunitsa is a sleekly modern, minimalist journal that has room for 105 book reviews, which includes prompts to help tease out everything you loved and learned from each book you read. $30

the open reading planner with two reading challenge pages, next to pens and decorative tape

This Always Fully Booked reading planner by Little Inklings has everything you could want in a reading tracker, including a goal tracker, reading challenges, book haul pages, pre-built graphs and charts for your reading stats, room for 120 book reviews, coloring pages, and more. $50


three bookish sticker sheets

These bookworm planner stickers by Colibri Charms will help you customize your bookish journal or add more pizzazz to your reading tracker. $4

a collection of bookish sticker sheets

These planner stickers by Orange Umbrella Co. provide you with label stickers, sticky note stickers, checklist stickers, and more if you’d like to add more bookish flair to your planner. $3

an example of a printable bookshelf reading tracker sheet next to the a list of sizes available

This printable bookshelf reading tracker can be added to your planner or reading log in case yours doesn’t have one, or you’re just reading a lot in 2023. This printable collection by HerbnSage Planners gives you eight different insert sizes to accommodate whichever planner size you have. $2

I hope this helps you get 2023 started on the right foot. There’s nothing better than having an entire year of reading to look forward to: may some of these journals help you chronicle that journey.

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