Bullet Journaling for Book Bloggers

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Hi everyone! Today I have an exciting post for you!

I have been using a bullet journal for a few months now and I love how there is this wonderful online community of people who share ideas and layouts for bullet journals, but I’ve noticed that there really isn’t much out there for book bloggers. There are some great reading modules and things, but they really don’t go beyond monthly TBR lists, reading progress bars, and lists of books that you’ve read for the year. So I decided I’d go ahead and share how I use my bullet journal for my reading and for my book blogging. I definitely use a bullet journal for TBR lists, reading progress bars, etc., but I also use it for so much more!

Bullet Journaling 101

For those of you who don’t really know much about bullet journals, there are tons of great posts and videos online that give you some basic information about what they are and why you might want to use them for all kinds of things, not just for your reading and book blogging. But I’ll just link to a few of them that I really like.

Here’s a post from Buzzfeed that helped me realize why I might want to switch from a regular planner for my blog to a bullet journal: WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? An Explainer. And here’s the official Bullet Journal website, and its video about how to set up a bullet journal. And Kara from Boho Berry, who is a blogger and YouTuber in the bullet journal community, just started a new feature called Bullet Journal 101, and her video Bullet Journal 101: What is a Bullet Journal? just went up yesterday. She has tons of fantastic bullet journaling videos, so her YouTube page is a great source for ideas and info.

Bullet Journaling for Book Bloggers

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I use my bullet journal every day for all kinds of things, but for the most part, I use it for daily to-do lists and for planning my blog and tracking my reading. And because I have so many modules that deal with reading and book blogging, I decided to make a video where I share all those modules. It’s my first YouTube video EVER so please bear with me. The intro is a bit long but I just had a lot to say! Also, I have a lot of things in my bullet journal that I didn’t show, because I just taped up pages that weren’t relevant to this post. Maybe one day I’ll do a video of all of my bullet journal modules, but we’ll see…

In the video, I mentioned a module for the On The Same Page (OTSP) Secret Sister project, but I wasn’t really able to show it because I had all the information filled in for the person who I send to, and I didn’t want her to know that I was her secret sis! So, as promised, here is what that module looks like (because I was smart and took pictures before I filled out all of the info).

This first photo is where I put all the info that my secret sister filled out when she signed up for the project. Her likes, dislikes, etc.

otspss bujo module 1

And with this photo, the page on the left is more info about the person I send cheer to, and the right page is where I keep track of the letters/cards/packages that I’ve sent to both the person I send to and the one who sends to me.

otspss bujo module 2

More Photos

Here’s another look at some of the other modules I shared in the video.

Monthly TBR lists:

june tbr module pic

My Review Schedule (one of the ways I tried to plan specific things far in advance):

review schedule bujo module pic

Monthly blog calendars (once I have finished writing a post and schedule it on my blog, I write the title on this calendar, so I can kind of visualize my blog posts for the month):

august blog calendar module pic

Monthly blog post planners (this is for me to schedule out all of my posts in advance–another one of the ways I plan specific things far in advance. This first photo is what the calendar looks like before I fill out any info):

November blog post planner module pic

This next photo is what a monthly blog post planner would look like after I’ve filled in the info for what I want to post when, and when I need to write it:

september blog post planner module pic

Library due dates (this is the one I’m super proud of because I came up with the layout and everything all by myself!):

library due date module pic

And monthly book releases:

september book releases bujo module pic


So there you have it! I hope you guys enjoyed my video, and that you found some ideas for your own bullet journal! And don’t forget, if you’re participating in Bloggiesta next week (September 15-18), be sure to check out my mini-challenge where I’ll be challenging people to make their own bullet journal module for their book blog!



  1. Chrystal

    September 7, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Great post! I’ve been wanting to start one, but didn’t know how to incorporate my blog for it. Now to find a journal that will fit my ideas!

    1. Andrea

      September 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks! I’m glad you were able to get some ideas for it! FYI, I got my journal at Barnes & Noble. It’s a Moleskine dotted notebook. :)

  2. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    September 7, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Wow! This is super pretty AND functional! I’m not nearly as artistic as you are, but I love seeing how you put all of your artistic talent to great organizational use.

    1. Andrea

      September 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks! I definitely have tons of mess ups in my journal, and my hand lettering is pretty bad in some places, but it gets a little better each day. :)

  3. Kelly

    September 8, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Love it! Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner posted about bullet journaling for book bloggers recently, too. I don’t blog anymore, but you guys inspired me to start a bullet journal for work!

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    September 11, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Awesome post! I have been thinking of doing bullet journaling for awhile now, because I already make lists for things, etc. I love the layout for your library books. Well done!


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