For the proud and self-proclaimed bookworm comes the Happy Planner® Bookish 18 Month Classic sized planner! Track not only your week's plans but also those great books you're crossing off of your reading list!
-18 months dated (July 2020 - December 2021)
-18 monthly dividers
-Dimensions: 9.75 x 8.55 x 1.32 in
I don’t talk too much over here about my love of planners, but seriously. I love planners. I was constantly struggling with post its, notebooks, the notes app in my phone, trying to keep track of reviews, ARCs, and balancing my writing as well. It got to the point where I just wanted a planner for the blog and for writing. I’ve been using a planner for about 4 years now, and I can honestly say they are such an amazing tool.
I’ve used a couple of different kinds, my most recent having been a Passion Planner, however I keep coming back to my Happy Planner Classic. As you can see, I have several.
I like the idea that I can switch pages around. Many planners are bound in a book or spiral notebook, and those pages are locked in. I like to be able to pull a page out and move it around as I need it. There are stickers, there are printables, there are expansion packs. If you can think of it, you’ll find it. There are Youtube channels and blogs to help if you’re a beginner, or a pro. I have spent way too many hours watching amazing videos on beautiful planner spreads. I tend to use stickers sparingly and my spreads aren’t as cute as many you’ll find on Pinterest or Youtube. But that’s because I need more space to write. That being said, the best things about these planners is how customizable they are. You and I could have the exact same planner and stickers, and yet use them completely differently.
Each month has a dashboard where you can write anything you need to. I use it for monthly reminders. Each month has a monthly and weekly layout. I use the monthly to schedule blog posts and author guest posts, and I use the weekly for everything I do daily. Social media, daily writing goals, website reminders…anything that the review blog or my writing life could require. I use one for my day job, for my lesson planner, for my family, but the one that gets the most use is the writing planner.
I think there is a planner style and type out there for everyone, but this Happy Planner Classic is definitely the one for me. You can find them at Michael’s and JoAnn’s (use a coupon!), sometimes at Target, and Amazon (linked). If you wind up grabbing a planner, I’m so excited for you to fall down the rabbit hole that is the planning community. And if you already use a planner, let me know what you use? Where do you get your ideas? I’m always up for new ideas! And let me know, is this something you’d like me to continue posting updates or cute spreads?