A New Year, A New Bullet Journal

Updated: May 17, 2020

Because my other bullet journal is nearly finished, I decided to buy a new one for 2020! I never thought I would have kept it up to a year to keep a bullet journal. It is so relaxing to work in it. However, it is a time consuming activity. Because I will need my time for school and personal projects the next few months I decided to go minimalistic with my bullet journal this year.

I love illustrations. I always tear beautiful images out of magazines and keep them in a folder but I don't use them. Now I had the idea to use them in my bullet journal and let them be the dominating theme. This way I don't have to do a lot of work to have a pretty journal!

I already prepared my reading log and the month January. I decided to write my reading log on the first pages, followed by my regular journal.

After thee reading log title page I made a simple bookish calendar, where I can write down book releases, bookish birthdays, reading deadlines etc.

The calendar is followed by two lists:

- 20 books in 2020: this is a list of books I definitely want to read in 2020. I mostly want to finish some series I started.

- 2020 book releases I'm looking forward to: the title speaks for itself! ;)

Last but not least, I made a reading log spread. Here I can fill in all the books I read in 2020, the dates I start and finish them and which rating I give them.

After the reading log, I made my regular journal. I already have a yearly spread at the beginning of this journal so I didn't include it again.

I want to use an illustration for the title page of every month and make the monthly and weekly spread in that theme or use the same colors. These are my spreads for January. As I mentioned earlier, I will keep it minimalistic!

Will you be keeping a bullet journal in 2020?

Happy New Year!



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