Hello Planning Mashers!
For all the bookworms out there, here are some book theme Bullet Journal inspirations.
It also has my own September plan with me where I did my own take on the books theme.
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 to you guys for finding 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!
Oh and there is a free printable as well, so be sure to scroll until the end.
I can’t wait any longer, let’s dive in!
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September Bullet Journal Setup: Book Theme
I love reading and I’m surprised I haven’t actually thought of this theme myself.
I also didn’t want to make it too complicated, so my idea was to add some tiny little details from some of my favorite books, instead of doing full-on illustrations.
Let’s see how I did before we get to inspirations from other creators.
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, 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 the little easter eggs I added to this page.
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 the habit tracker, I didn’t do anything too creative – just a simple way to track my habits.
My favorite spread each month – the gratitude log!
As I saw last month, I actually have space for more than just 30 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.
Since the month is done, I’m here to share with you my September weekly spreads.
With my Nuuna journal being on a larger size, I barely ever need to do a two-page weekly spread.
Plus it’s not like I actually had enough tasks to fill out two pages.
As you can see this week I didn’t even have separate boxes for my weekend.
Can you guess what book is referenced here?
I love that even when I use a horizontal format like that and theoretically shouldn’t have enough space for the daily tasks I actually do.
The secret is definitely in Nuuna having a smaller size dot grid.
This is kind of an obscure reference, but if you get it – leave your guess in the comments!
Monthly Memory Page
One of my favorite pages to create each month is my memory monthly page. What I basically do here is to gather all my brightest moments for the month.
Memory keeping is an amazing way to remember all the happy little moments of your life and just bring more joy to your every day.
If you ever feel like creating memory pages in your journal, or the entire memory journal – check my post How To: Memory Keeping In Your Bullet Journal.
For last month I actually recorded my memory page Plan With Me as a YouTube video, so be sure to check that out (and maybe give me a follow!! pretty please!)
Plan With Me
Finally here is my 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.
This is an Instagram tracker and pretty useful for any content creators.
But this actually can be a good idea for a monthly log.
Such a beautiful cover page and I love the little details that help it look more cozy.
I must admit I do have a soft spot for anything with kraft paper.
Such a clean and beautiful weekly spread. I love how the decorations are very minimal but still on theme.
And, of course, the handwriting for the headers is so beautiful!
A bookshelf as a mood tracker is a classic idea for a booth theme.
I love the color scheme of this spread and the little faces used for the moods.
I love creating memory pages, and the idea of making them all in little books is wonderful for this theme.
Plus, the pink accents are amazing.
Technically this is more of a Disney theme, but I think this particular cover works for book theme as well.
It’s also a very sweet cover page because I remember when I was a kid all I ever wanted was to have the same library. I still do, if I’m honest.
I think the kraft paper is simple and perfect for the books theme.
I also like how this cover page is so simple to recreate.
Coffee and books a perfect combination.
I’m also really love the color combination on this cover page; so cozy and comfy.
Such an easy way to create a books theme and it’s very similar to the concept I used for the lettering in my setup.
Oh and if you’re wondering about this spread check my post Bullet Journal Sleep Tracker For Better Sleep (+ inspirations).
Such a cool take on a circle weekly spread.
You have plenty of space for all your daily tasks and also a huge decorative piece in the middle,
Lovely mood and habit tracker, and I love the way these pages are decorate.
I have the same label maker used here for headers, and it’s really a cool way to decorate your journal and speed up the setup.
I like decorating pages with quotes, and this one is perfect.
Be sure to check my post Bullet Journal Monthly Log if you’re looking for more inspirations for this page setup.
An easy idea to just doodle a bunch of books, but it looks so cute!
And I’m really impressed by how straight the letters are. I possibly wouldn’t be able to do it without maybe a use of a stencil.
I’d say this doesn’t give a lot of space for planning, but I see now that it’s a dutch door spread so there is plenty of space on the other side.
I like how the calendar looks like an actual calendar you might have standing on your bookshelf.
Another way to do a better cover page with books.
I love the idea of adding your favorite book titles to the cover page.
Love the cute books and how the daily boxes are hidden between them.
Also how cute is this little fox.
This is definitely one of the most creative ideas I’ve seen.
So cute to make them look like library cards! But maybe not the most practical idea to be honest; I usually set up a weekly spread to have a one-glance view of the week,
One more Belle library, stunning!
And I can’t really say what kind of a spread it is, since the page itself is a hidden dutch door. Can you spot it?
I love the idea of backing the books from washi tape.
It might take a bit extra effort with all the cutting, but it’s totally worth it, and it’s one more fun way to put your washi tapes to use.
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. And for more be sure to check my post 31+ Bullet Journal Book Trackers.
Black and gold is a gorgeous combo, and it works perfectly here.
I also like how cute the handwriting is.
This is a beautiful quote and definitely one of the reasons why I love reading.
It’s like going on a huge adventure with every book, seeing the world, and having experiences you otherwise probably wouldn’t.
This book tracker is different, it’s about reading daily for a year, not how many books you read.
Great idea, and I’m loving the design of this tracker as well.
Blackout journal is not so easy to master, but this page looks absolutely stunning.
I’m also loving how there are different books, some are black, and the titles are in white, some are filled out with white, and the titles are in black.
Such a beautiful bookshelf. Don’t you just want to be there and sit and read by the window?
Also I love the design of a little special area just for the Harry Potter books.
I’m so in love with these colors! Make the page look so happy and motivational.
It’s also cute how book stacks has different little decor on top.
Nabaa is an incredible artist, and I absolutely love the pages she creates.
I love that she has a bookshelf but also a more detailed spread right next to it, because let’s be honest, you can’t fit much information just on a spine of those books.
Another cozy reading place, I definitely need all the pillows!
I’m also admiring how next and clear the tiny handwriting is.
This is not necessary a book tracker, but I thought it’s such a fun idea that it definitely has space here.
“Just a few more pages” is usually the biggest lie I tell myself before sleep haha
I love that cozy brown aesthetic of this whole picture.
And how fun is it to also have a book wish list!
Such a great idea to have a reading goals spread right next to your book tracker!
This is definitely a great way to stay motivated and on top of your reading. Definitely adding one to my collections journal!
I absolutely love this idea! A yearly tracker shows a lot of dedication.
And I love that there is a key with every book having it’s own color. It’s interesting to have this clear view of how long it took you to read each book.
A cute and very well organized book tracker.
I think it’s a very fun idea to have maybe one sentence to write about a book. Enough to express your opinion but not too much so that you’ll never go back to read it.
Uff this is a huge goal to cover! And I didn’t even know there are so many series out there, some of these sound very interesting.
I’m also so in love with the handwriting here. If you’re working on yours be sure to check my post 9 Simple Tricks To Improve Your Handwriting.
Lovely book tracker and I actually think Erin has a stencil for that.
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Free Printable Book Tracker
Since we’re talking about books, I created a free printable book tracker for you.
You can find it in the Resources Vault in “Other Pages” section
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What theme did you choose for September? Did you do a Back To School theme or something completely different?
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