Book Journaling for Beginners

3-Day Challenge

Have you always liked the **idea** of keeping a book journal, but never started (or stuck to) one?

During this 3-day challenge, you’ll learn WHY book journaling is so valuable and HOW to keep one that works for YOUβ€”even if you’re not a fan of doodling or writing.

By Day 3, you’ll decide what type of journaling is most enjoyable and meaningful for you so you don’t waste a minute of your precious time (which, com’on, you want to spend reading πŸ˜‚).

Schedule of Events



WHY keep a book journal?



Set up a janky draft journal



What do I write?

Day 1: Why Keep a Book Journal?

Knowing WHY you’re keeping a book journal is the first step toward designing one that fits your needs, tastes, and energy level. Don’t make the mistake of trying to do TOO MUCH with your journal.

Step 1

Watch the video training. πŸ‘‡

Step 2

Decide if you want to TRACK or CONNECT (or do a mix of both).

Here’s the slide deck if you’d like to download it for reference!

Step 3

Get ready for Day 2 by gathering some notebook paper or a crusty old spiral notebook, some pencils (or erasable pens if you have some handy) and a few Post-It Notes.


Day 2: Set up your janky draft journal

Instead of trying to nail perfection on the first try, we’re going to try on some ideas (like you try on jeans in a dressing room). We’re going to keep what fits and leave what doesn’t.

I’ll show you tons of layout concepts to get your creative juices flowing.

Step 1

Watch the video tutorial below. πŸ‘‡

Step 2

Decide what you want to include in your draft journal, and mock up a few pages.


Here’s the slide deck if you want to download it for reference.

PILOT FriXion Erasable Pens. This is not the ONLY brand, but it’s the only one I’ve used.

RETTACY Dotted Bullet Grid Journal 2 Pack. This is a two-pack for $15. Good quality and a great value for the price.

See you tomorrow for the third and final day of the challenge!

Day 3: What in the world do I write?

You’ve got a concept, a few layouts, but now…the words. What do you actually write? Never fear the blank page, my sisters. I’ve got prompts, sentence starters, and even a word bank that you can keep handy so you’re never starting from scratch.

Step 1

Watch the video tutorial. πŸ‘‡

Step 2

Try out a few of the prompts, and see how it goes! Which prompts suit you best, and which will be your go-tos?


Download the slide deck for Day 3

Download the Prompts, Templates & Lists PDF

Download the Printable Review-Journal Bookmark