Updated on June 1 2020
Hi book lover! Book worm or any other term you want to go by! For me, it’s the smell and feel of books, I love sniffing the centre of the book. It’s also a great way to unwind, declutter your mind and create a world for yourself, or even transport you to another world!
So why is reading good for you?
Apparently, science and research has now revealed that reading is in fact good for your health! And according to this post and this one on NBC, there are 9 brilliant reasons you should read according to science! (And do you really need more excuses to create a book or reading tracking for your bullet journal?)
- Makes you emotionally more intelligent
- Improves your relationships and can bolster our social skills
- Can make you happier
- Can make you more empowered or braver
- Lower risk of dementia or altziemers
- Makes you smarter
- Calms us down
- Helps us create a positive routine for bed
- Can provide a sense of belonging
How can you incorporate reading into your Bullet Journal?
Creating a reading tracker in your bullet journal is a great way to keep on track of those books you have been meaning to read and making sure you are working towards an end game!
So regardless of if you are ripping through a new book each week or the one still slogging through that bestseller your friend (or Oprah) recommended months ago, its still a good idea to track them in a book journal and see your progress throughout the year.
Now if you are looking for specific bullet journal books to read, head here
Why make a book tracker?
Well, why the heck not! What a great way to see how many books you have chewed through and you can track your progress and speed of reading. If you love reading and want to keep track so you know what you have read, or planning on reading, creating a book journal is the perfect place to start!
Is there a series of books you are looking at reading and want to track which ones you have read? This is the perfect opportunity to do just that.
What other things can you track on your reading tracker?
You could easily track additional things such as:
- pages read per day,
- chapters consumed,
- series finished,
- book stores visited,
- favorite book places,
- live readings attended
- Notes taken
Do you want to draw a book doodle?
Try some of these simple tutorials for beginners! It is really easy to draw a book doodle! If you are looking for a fun way to add these book doodles to your bullet journal, these simple how-to steps will have you drawing books in no time! An easy to draw book, or an open book or story is the perfect way to incorporate these doodles!
If you want to see even more doodle examples for your bullet journal, you can read our post on over 60+ bullet journal doodle examples!
These drawings of a book show you how simple it is to doodle book!
I love these little tutorials on how to draw a book step by step from @doodle_simply_now. It just makes sense to follow these and its so easy to understand!
I love these little stacked book doodles. These are perfect to color in and create your book tracker spread.
Featured book and reading trackers to inspire you
I love how these book doodles have been arranged in a little heart shape! What a unique book tracker!
This spread shows book drawn stacked and straight across the little book shelf! Love these
This little book shelf is lovely and I adore how these are simple to draw and create! This is a really easy way on how to draw a book standing up!
I love that these book are stacked and that there are some books that are standing up too. There is also a review page and I really like that!
Drawing an open book can be really easy, as this amazing artists us shows us how to draw an open book with pages. This is an easy way to draw books! Its just lines and squares and results in a gorgeous effect!
To make your book drawings simples, The Happy planner came out with a sticker range perfect for book lovers! It was called bookish and has book trackers and in stacked and lined up! I love this and it is sooo cute!
I love how in this spread the book trackers are simply added to the weekly spread! Love this
I love how the cover of each book is being drawn and colored in! This is just so much fun!
How great is this neat book series tracker
I love the use of the black out notebook for this reading tracking!
I love this year in pixels page tracker. How divine is this to measure reading and how much you’ve read over the year.
This 20ies/ Great Gatsby inspired reading tracker.
Such a cool way to set up a monthly reading journal!