I live in a world of books, makeup, stationery, fitness, coffee, and of course planners. Why limit one’s self to only one interest, right? The best scenario occurs when these passions can be combined. 

I have been a bookworm since I was young, but I couldn’t make time for this hobby during college. Recently with the help of my planner and planner goodies, I have fallen in love with books again.

Delving into a book is a great way to escape the chaos, to learn new things, to reduce stress, and to improve concentration and focus. For me, reading is a fun activity; the books I choose to read are just as diverse as my other interests. 

In my planner each month, I set a goal for the number of books I’d like to read. I write this goal in the monthly section, usually when I’m working on the monthly spread. This allows me to set a realistic goal based on the events going on during that specific month. In the notes section of my Limelife Planner, I keep a list of all the books I have read each month.

If you’d like, you can dedicate a page to each month and list the books accordingly. You can also jot down your thoughts on the book underneath. There are plenty of pages in the planner and this is just another way to make use of those pages. 

Each week, I like to carve out some time for reading in my planner. If I plan to do something and write it in my planner, there’s a better chance it will happen, right? There are so many cute book-related stickers, and I love to use some in my weekly spreads. I also love to use the mini notebooks by Limelife Planners while reading to jot down my feelings.

I take a couple of minutes to critically think about the characters and events, and write down my thoughts. You can skip this step, but for me I find that this keeps the critical-thinking and analysis skills sharp.

Reading has always been a fun activity for me and it can be for you too. Give it a try. Browse the New York Times Bestsellers list or take a trip to a local library to find some interesting books. There’s no rule that says you have to choose between being a planner nerd and a bookworm. If you want a more structured way to track your reading list check out the free Book Lists printable in the FREE! section of the Limelife Planners website!

This post was written by Sadia Chowdhury for the Limelife Planners Media & Creative Team. For more information about Sadia visit her on Instagram @sadias_ruminations. Please share and repost this blog entry with your friends! All we ask is that you give credit to Limelife Planners and the post author