Reading Journal Page Ideas For Book Lovers (2024)

Today we’re talking about Bullet Journal page ideas for avid readers because, as you know by now, your BuJo can help you with pretty much everything.

Having a reading journal can be fun but also beneficial to you in many ways! We’ll talk about it more.

These page ideas are wonderful; you can use just one or two and add them to your existing Bullet Journal, or use them all and create a separate book journal. I hope you’re excited to get started!

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Having a book journal or just reading pages in your Bullet Journal can be super beneficial. But It’s also something you can use to add more fun to your journal.

These pages might be the extra inspiration you need to use your journal more and be more creative.

But before we dive in, in case you’re not convinced yet, here are some reasons you definitely need to have a book journal!

Benefits Of Having A Reading Journal

It might seem like busy work rather than something actually useful. But you’d be wrong thinking that.

There are many benefits you can get from tracking your reading. here are just a few:

  • Stay on track with your reading goals. It’s easy to get busy with life and skip reading, but if you have a way to track it, it will help you stay accountable and read as much as you intended to.
  • Remember the books. I hope I’m not the only one, but often time after reading the book, I can’t remember anything about it. I need to google first and get a quick summary before I can tell for sure that I read it. A reading journal is kind of like that but on paper, but with an added possibility to add your own thought and emotions about the book on the page.
  • Learn from the books. Every book I read teaches me something or at least gives me some interesting things to consider. But if you don’t write it, it will likely be gone soon; it’s crazy how fast our brain moves on and forgets these things. A book journal can help you preserve that knowledge and ideas.
  • Always know what to read next. How many books have you get recommended? And how many of them do you actually remember to read once you’re done with the current one? If you don’t keep a list, my guess is zero is the answer to both these questions. But with a reading journal, you’ll have a perfect place to keep all those books organized and recorded.

Are you convinced yet to start a reading journal? I hope you are because it’s time to share reading journal page ideas.

And there is a free printable at the end of the post, so keep on scrolling!

Book Journal Page Ideas

`There are so many amazing creators out there who share their reading journal pages; it was almost impossible not to include a 100 images in this post!

But I help myself back and cut it down to 19 page ideas. I hope they will inspire you and keep your creativity flowing to maybe come up with your own unique ideas.

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Photo Credit:@books_ergo_sum

Reading Journal Cover Page

Of course, if you're starting a reading journal, the first thing you need to do is to create a cover page. And this one is absolutely stunning.

I especially love the addition of kraft paper. It makes it look so cozy!

Oh, and if this is your jam, you can get more ideas on how to use it in your journal from my post Cozy Bullet Journal Inspirations WIth Kraft Paper.

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Reading Journal Plan

Just like with starting a Bullet Journal, you'll do better if you do it with a plan.

This is a fantastic example. I love how many details are in those page sketches; it will make it so much easier to start on all these pages.

And the color scheme is so gentle and calming. Perfect for a book journal.

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Book Tracker

This is a fun idea to keep track of the books you've read. Or maybe list the books you want to read.

However you want to use it, be sure to click "read more" to get some more book tracker inspirations.

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Photo Credit:@kellie.winnell

Monthly Reading Stats

An easy way to keep track of your reading is by doing those big monthly reviews.

I love that this doesn't just have the number of pages read but also favorite and least favorite books.

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Photo Credit:@ymr.library

Book Of The Month

I wonder how many books they read to have a favorite book of the month! That must be an impressive number.

But yeah, if you're an avid reader, this might be a fun idea to do every month.

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Photo Credit:@erraticelle

Library Cost Savings

I know that avid readers are kind of like me with stationery; you just have to have that new book, just like I have to have that new set of Mildliners.

So how do you not spend all your money on books? By using libraries! This spread is an incredible motivation to switch to using libraries instead of buying every book in your local bookstore.

I'm incredibly impressed by the amount of money one can actually save if they use a library.

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Photo Credit:@valovanity

Annotations Base Key

As far as I understand, this is kind of like a key Bullet Journal spread, but for your books. So you can decipher what those things you noted in your book are.

I've never actually done anything like that, but it seems like a fun and very useful way of reading.

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Photo Credit:@perceivegrace

Book Review

Personally, I prefer taking my book notes as visual notes, but this format works as well.

Apart from this page looking absolutely stunning, it's also so well structured and organized. I like that there is a separate section just for her thoughts about it.

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Photo Credit:@alltheradreads

Reading Challenges

When it comes to challenges, they can be a great motivation to keep on doing something and are fun to participate in, especially if you have a community doing it with you.

The same is true if it's a reading challenge, so why not make a spread like this and challenge yourself to read more?

Really fun monthly page idea with so much information on all the possible reading stats.

I really like that in the reading tracker on the right the creator added not just which day they read, but also how many pages.

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Photo Credit:@books_ergo_sum

Books I'm Interested In

I love the idea of just creating a list of the book you want to read.

It's simple, fast, and easy to follow. And looking at this page - you can still decorate it beautifully.

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Photo Credit:@valovanity

Book Bracket

This is such a fun idea! I love it and definitely need to create one myself right now.

I don't know about you, but I always find it so difficult to rate things. But this is a much easier way to find your favorite books.

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Quote Page

Books are full of amazing quotes, or maybe you just have a good quote you love about books. Why not add some quotes to your journal?!

They can be a fun way to summarise the book or just symbolize the most important idea you get from it.

Click "read more" if you want to learn how to create quote pages in your journal.

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Reading Tracker

I can't believe only now we're talking about a reading tracker. This is such a useful spread to help you establish your reading habits and read your book goals.

And if you still don't know what trackers are and how they can help, check my post Ultimate Guide To Bullet Journal Habit Trackers.

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Photo Credit:@hellocreste

New Words

This is such a clever idea; after all, reading books is one of the best ways to enhance your vocabulary.

And this works for both native and non-native speakers, I believe.

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Photo Credit:@mrsscrapandplan

Reading List

Technically this is more than just a reading list here, but I want to pay more attention to it rather than the monthly statistics. We'll have that as a separate idea next.

I really love the idea of printing and cutting out the mini versions of the book's cover pages for this spread.

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Photo Credit:@books_ergo_sum

Reading Statistics

This can be monthly statistics or weekly ones. In this example, they are statistics from her last 10 books.

I really love that the creator added the mood section. Whether it's the mood she was in when reading or the mood she got from reading the books, it's an interesting metric to have.

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Photo Credit:@mrsscrapandplan

Read This Year

Wow, this page is so satisfying! Doesn't it just make you want to read more books so that you can create one like that in your journal?

The brush lettering here is also super cute. If you want to do it the same way but don't know how simply check my post Brush Lettering For Beginners.

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Photo Credit:@celestial.reads.bujo

Book Bingo

Book bingo is a fun way to motivate yourself to read more and turn it into a game. Because why not?!

I love doing bingos; I actually did a self-care bingo in my August 2021 Bullet Journal setup, and it was a fun page to have.

In case committing to a full-sized reading journal is too much, you can definitely use these as ideas to fill out a small notebook.

Less pressure, but just as much fun.

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Supplies For Reading Journal

You can definitely use any supplies you have available. It all depends on what style you want to follow.

But in case you want some recommendations, here are some of my favorites:

  • Calliograph pens. They come in beautiful colors and have two brush tips, so you can use them for coloring and for creating different sizes of headers. (you can also get 10% off with my code MASHA10)
  • Fineliners. These are the blood of every Bullet Journal page, and I recommend getting these ones.
  • Kraft paper. I always find that it looks amazing on reading pages. You can use any you want, but I prefer using a kraft paper notepad that was it still has good paper and a dot grid. (you can also get 10% off with my code MASHA10)
  • Book stencil. An easier and definitely faster way to add book doodles to your Bullet Journal.
  • Letter stamps. I feel like it fits so well with all the book pages. And it will allow you to have many fun and unique headers.

I hope you check these out, and these supplies will inspire you to create your own unique reading journal pages.

More Resources

Looking for more? I’ve got you covered.

Here are a few more blog posts that any bookworm will love:

  • Free Book Tracker Bullet Journal Printables
  • 31+ Creative Bullet Journal Book Tracker Pages
  • 37 Brilliant Book Bullet Journal Theme Ideas And Inspirations
  • Page Tracker Bullet Journal Inspirations

Free Printable Book Tracker

Of course, I had to create a little freebie for you – a book tracker!

You can find it in the Resources Vault, together with many other Bullet Journal printables.

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Which of these pages do you think of including in your journal? Let us know in the comments!

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