I’m resolving to elevate my bujo book tracker game this year. The bullet journal I currently use to organize my life is bare bones, held together by my messy handwriting and a couple of paper clips. And when it comes to reading, I remember the feeling a book gives me much better than any actual details of the plot — or heaven help me, character names. So I can really use bullet journaling to help me remember more about what I read.
Bujo book trackers are also great tools for self-knowledge. If you track your reading habits along with other facets of your life, like moods or sleep, you may be able to see patterns. For me, I can see the cycles of feeling good and reading more. I know isn’t exactly a revolutionary observation. Still, making an effort to read instead of doomscroll can push things into a positive feedback loop. And doing something silly like putting a little sticker in a journal every day that I read is exactly the reward I can use to trick myself into good habits.
Bullet journaling can be very intimidating. When you come across journalers on TikTok or Instagram who are skilled hand-letterers with an army of color coordinating items at their disposal, you may not know where to start. But you don’t have to be like them! I’ve listed some great items that can enhance the aesthetics of your reading journal. Others are simply great workhorses for tracking reading. Plus, I found you lots of great deals. The most expensive items are the stencils, which you can use year after year. So join me on a journey to level up your bujo book tracker.
Stickers for Your Bujo Book Tracker
These iconic stickers might help keep track of which genres you tend to read the most. They would also be incredibly fun on the spines of the books in your personal library. $2.50
If you embrace minimalism in your bujo book tracker but also love stickers, these bare bones little book stickers are ideal. Use them to mark every day you’ve read a book, or in front of each title in a list. $1
Inserts for Your Bujo Book Tracker
Paper Penguin is my go-to for journal inserts because there are so many options for journal size. Other products even let you choose the paper type, for my fellow fountain pen lovers in search of Tomoe River paper with a dot grid. $6 and up
Stencils for Your Bujo Book Tracker
Bookish stencils are an excellent way to add visual interest to your bujo book tracker. You can stencil in an empty book and color it in to depict percent read, for example. $10
I love book trackers that use a depiction of a shelf full of books. Trace this bookshelf stencil into your journal and fill in each title on the spine as you read throughout the year. $7
Paper Clips for Your Bujo Book Tracker
I like to mark important and often-used places in my bullet journal with paper clips. One of these reading girls would be perfect for marking a key page of your reading tracker. $4
If you need to find a bullet journal to turn into your bujo book tracker, check out our recommendations. If you want more stuff to help your overall journaling practice, there are some really fun supplies we suggest. Here’s to a well-recorded reading journey this new year!