I like keeping a book log!
I have read 33 books this year. I record the title, author, and date that I finished it. If I like the book a lot, I put a star next to it.
That’s it. No ratings. Pen and paper, because I don’t want another thing that entices me to be online.
I also have a section called “Books to Read” where I- wait for it- write down titles of books I want to read. I get a lot of ideas from Modern Mrs Darcy, but also from browsing Barnes and Noble, or seeing a friend recommend something on Facebook. We are in walking distance to two libraries and I have a fairly consistent list of books on hold.
Writing down the books I have read motivates me to read more. I don’t know why, but it does. I like seeing those journal pages filled up with what I see as a record of time well spent.
Other categories in my bullet journal:
House and kid spending (we don’t do the cash envelope system anymore, so this keeps me generally aware if I am staying in our budgeted amounts)
The bullet journal means I am not searching for which legal pad or envelope I wrote that list on a week ago. It’s all in one place, and I like that.
I also use it for occasional memorable quotes, such as “I hate the world when it is raining outside.” (Sometimes I do too!) or my son remarking “Your sister is kind of nicer than you because she paid for my Spider-Man coloring book.” Finally, at a soccer game a few weeks ago:
“Mommy, did you see that incest?”