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Welcome to one more Plan With Me post where I’ll share my September books Bullet Journal theme setup and inspirations from other creators.
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September for me is always a back to school month, even if I haven’t been to school for like … let’s just say many years.
But most of you wonderful people voted for me to do a Books theme and that’s what I’ll be creating then.
I must say, it was not the theme I wanted the most so I was a bit upset with the result, but when I sat down to create the theme – I could only be grateful for you guys to find something so fun to play with! I had a total blast and I’m loving my setup so much!
Plus! I actually create monthly setups in my work journal as well, so I did a stationery themed Bullet Journal setup there.
Of course, there will be a Plan With Me video somewhere in the middle of the post.
I also gathered some book-themed Bullet Journal inspirations from other creators as well, so yeah, there’s tons of material for you guys here!
I can’t wait any longer, let’s dive in!
For fineliners this time I used Sakura Pigma Microns, since after so much use my Faber Castell ones started to fade a bit. Need to update that!
For color, of course, I’m using my Zebra Mildliners, since their colors are my favorites, and just go so well with my style!
Now as I look at my setup ready I see that the color scheme I went for is red, yellow, and orange. Makes sense since these are my favorite Zebra colors, especially yellow!
I really felt like doing something small and simple, so I went for this little bookshelf doodle in the middle of the page.
It took me a while to figure out what I wanted with the lettering style, but eventually, I decided to go for these fun block letters.
It’s really easy to create those as well, as you’ll see in my Plan With Me video. Start by drawing the block letters in pen and when coloring just offset it a bit.
I love how it looks so fun and joyful, just like the books I had in mind when creating this theme.
Speaking of books, if you want to learn how to doodle books check my post 7 Fun and Easy Ways To Draw A Book.
I managed to decorate it like crazy but also leave enough space for all the things I need.
Thanks to the smaller Nuuna grid, even that little space gives a lot of lines to write in and usually, this is more or less enough for me.
Especially now in quarantine times when we are basically locked inside the house (here in Bolivia it’s been like that since March), there isn’t much to plan, since all my plans had to be paused for the pandemic to be over first.
Oh and I wonder if you notice little easter eggs I added to this page.
When you picked the theme I started thinking of my favorite books and I decided to add little symbols and mementos from them to my bookshelves.
Can you guess what book series I hid here?
I’ll give you a tip – it’s not Harry Potter. But if you’re interested in that check my post 43+ Harry Potter Bullet Journal Theme Inspirations.
Ok, you give up? Here’s the reveal!
It’s Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. These are some of my favorite books ever written. So much so that I’m sad every time I finish one more book, because I’ll never be able to read it again for the first time.
It sounds weird I know, but that’s just how I am. Discworld books are an amazing treasure I have and I don’t want to spend it all at once, I use them little by little.
If you haven’t got the chance to read them, do yourself a favor and do so! They are truly beautiful, funny, touching stories for all ages.
Mood Tracker and Habit Tracker
These go hand in hand lately, thankfully because 30 books don’t occupy that much space, just half a page.
I added a few more callbacks on this spread as well. Really this theme makes me so happy both setting up and looking at the pages!
For habit tracker, I didn’t do anything too creative – just a simple way to track my habits.
My favorite spread each month – gratitude log!
As I saw last month, I actually have space for more than just 30 smth lines on one page, so I decided to add some books at the bottom of the spread as well.
Together with Greebo, probably my favorite cat in the world!
Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the smartest and wittiest men, so his work is full of amazing quotes and I wanted to add one to my Bullet Journal.
The hard part was to figure out which one to add – there are so many and the quotes from Discworld are always the funniest ones ever.
But alas I decided to opt for a quote about books since that’s the theme here.
If you want to create quote pages in your BuJo, check my post How To Create Beautiful Quote Pages In Your Bullet Journal.
Plan With Me
Hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed creating the setup.
Book Bullet Journal Theme Inspirations
This theme was probably the most difficult one to look for inspiration. But I’m relentless so I still managed to find some amazing book-themed spreads.
After we take a look at these, I’ll share with you some book trackers, I bet they can inspire you too if you decide to go for a book theme.
Bullet Journal Book Tracker
Tracking your books is super fun and can be pretty useful.
With a book tracker, you will never forget all the amazing books you want to read. And secondly – it will keep you motivated to keep reading.
So here are some beautiful book trackers to get you started.
What theme did you choose for September? Did you do a Back To School theme or something completely different?
Let us know in the comments!
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