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31 Notebooks That'll Make You Start Journaling Again

Including a question a day journal, notebooks focused on mindfulness, dream journals, and more — all designed to help you keep writing!

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1. A happiness journal filled with 52 prompts, all of which will inspire you to reflect on all the wonderful, positive things that life has to offer.

The prompts include "list the things that get you out of your head" and "list the best choices you have made in your life so far".

Promising review: "This is such a great way to re-frame your way of thinking! It's not overwhelming and each list gives you plenty of space to add a thought that come up later. This is so great for my well-being, and I've bought a few copies for gifts!" —Nye

Get it from Amazon for $11.52, Barnes and Noble for $16.95, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

2. A travel journal to record every single detail of your backpacking trip, from the delicious smell of baguettes in the AM to how sketchy your hostel is.

Promising review: "What's not to love? This notebook is beautiful, the perfect size to fit in a backpack, and the pages are thick enough to write with my favorite PaperMate Flair marker pens. This was the perfect companion to my 16-day backpacking trip across Europe! I'm looking forward to using it for future trips." —Em K.

Get it from Amazon for $15.

3. A five-year journal with a slot for each year on every page. As you fill in the questions, you'll be able to compare your answers from over the years.

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Once you finish the notebook each year, you flip back to the first page and start again! Psst, this book is filled with prompts such as "how happy are you?" and "if you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?"

Promising review: "I've always loved journaling, but I'm not always good at keeping up with it. This is perfect! It's the perfect size, and it gives me a new prompt every day." —Amber

Get it from Amazon for $15.26 or Walmart for $15.92.

Read our review of this notebook here.


4. A set of small notebooks currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These have been hand-painted by renowned watercolor artists.**

**Not really, but they sure do look like it.

These notebooks are tiny enough to throw in your equally-as-tiny purse. Plus, they come in a pack of four, so you can keep a journal in four different places. Your car! Your room! Your office! You'll be able to write whenever inspiration strikes.

Promising review: "These are such beautiful notebooks! I love the covers, and the paper quality is excellent." —Geraldine C. Walker-Johns

Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.18.

7. Lined notebooks necessary for any witch or wizard. Where else will you write about your amazing Hogwarts adventures?

I'm still waiting on my acceptance letter. I'm excepting it to arrive any day now...

Get a set of three from Literary Emporium on Etsy for $14.74.


8. An activity journal filled with illustrations, blank pages, and prompts that inspire you to embrace your inner — SURPRISE — weirdo.

Promising review: "This journal is not only great for kids, but for adults who want to embrace their their inner goofball. This is a playful workbook with quirky illustrations and fun exercises that help the reader explore what makes them unique. I especially enjoyed the pages that ask 'what were you taught about individuality growing up' and 'what kinds of weirdness are most important to you in a partner'. I really appreciate the notion that individuality and staying true to oneself should be valued and celebrated. Well done!" —Lori

Get it from Amazon or Jet for $10.87, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

9. A notebook complete with a pink pencil and sticky notes, which is really thoughtful. This journal is just such a gem.

This notebook is the perfect on-the-go journal because it guarantees that you'll never forget a writing utensil (!!!) because of the pencil holder within it. Plus, the sticky notes will help you separate and organize your thoughts.

Get it from Nordstrom for $25.

10. A "pep talk" journal scattered with quotes and fill-in-the-blanks you can doodle or write on.

The point of this book is to write whenever and wherever you want, whether that's a quick note in the margins or a full response to one of the quotes.

Get it from Paper Source for $15, Amazon for $10.20, Target for $10.20, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

11. Small notebooks featuring majestic woodland creatures. The pages inside are super thick, meaning ink won't bleed through 'em.

Promising review: "These notebooks are so cute! I'm in love with all three designs, and can't decide which is my favorite. They're good quality, ink doesn't bleed through the pages, and they're enough to throw in your bag but big enough to hold all of your thoughts and secrets. The line spacing is nice, too, and there's plenty of room to write." —L. Armstrong

Get a set of three from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 12 colors).


13. An AM/PM journal with a designated page for each day: half of it should be completed in the morning, the other half should be completed at night.

This notebook has specific prompts for morning and night. For example, it'll ask "what are you worried about today?" in the morning and "what was the highlight of today?" at night.

Get it from Paper Chase for $18.

14. A dream journal to keep by your nightstand at all times, because how are you supposed to analyze your dreams if you can't even remember them!?

**types "What does it mean if I stole a hot air balloon in my dream?" into Google**

Get it from Target for $14.99.

15. Passport-sized notebooks you can slip in your back pocket for easy peasy, I-need-to-write-this-down-immediately access.

These are the perfect little notebooks to bring along on your short weekend trip. Or even a long one! Totally up to you.

Promising review: "My daughter used this for her friend's bridal shower! The bride was going on a European honeymoon, so my daughter had every guest 'kiss' a page and sign their name like a passport stamp. There's lots of ways you can use this little book, and the pages were bound well and good quality!" —sharonmomof6

Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.


16. An interactive journal that encourages writers to take a a few moments every day to self-reflect. Everyone needs to just take a deep breath sometimes, you know?,

Promising review: "I absolutely love this journal! It makes me realize everything I've been through and how many wonderful things I have in my life. Every day has a different thought that inspires you!" —Jazmin

Get it from Amazon for $11.96 or Barnes & Noble for $12.35.

18. A leather journal you'll want to write in whilst sitting in a large, cozy armchair. What will you write with? A quill, obviously.

Promising review: "I wanted to spoil myself and buy a nice journal. I am so glad I did! The paper absorbs ink in a very satisfying way that allows me to use a quill pen with no fear of it smudging. I'm very happy with this!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

19. A memento journal separated into sections to commemorate every part of your relationship: your wedding day, your honeymoon, your dreams as a couple, and your future anniversaries.

This'll make you say "I do" to writing and recording allll the little things.

Get it from Paper Source for $30, Barnes & Noble for $22.62, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.


20. A journal designed to help you de-stress. How? WRECK IT. Poke holes through the pages! Paint pages with coffee!

This journal literally has prompts that encourage you to "wreck it" AKA is the perfect way to let off some steam. PRAISE.

Promising review: "This is a fun way to blow off some steam, and it's something that you can keep returning to. I've been dealing with the college application process and midterms lately, and this has been my outlet when I need a quick five minute break. It's fabulous and a lot of fun!" —tubaqueen

Get it from Amazon for $8.69, Barnes & Noble for $14.39, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

21. A limited edition Alice in Wonderland-inspired notebook complete with a secret compartment to store bookmarks, stickers, and whatever else!

22. A spiral notebook adorned with succulents that will never be able to die. That is, in itself, a huge accomplishment.

Promising review: "This is my absolute favorite notebook, and I buy lots of notebooks. It's super sturdy and the perfect size!" —Danielle

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

23. A mini journal to jot down not-humble-at-all opinions. A tell-all diary for one's innermost thoughts, if you will.

Promising review: "I have one of these for myself, and I bought one as a gift for my friend. We both love it! It definitely helps me keep my stress levels down." —Megan M. Mayfield

Get it from Amazon for $10.


27. A BuzzFeed Nifty journal filled with pages to help you organize the chaos that is your life. (No offense. I'm right there with you.)

This nifty (lol) notebook is filled with different kinds of pages: blank ones for bullet journalingl, "vent it out" pages to complain about anything that's bothering you, a sleep schedule section, and more!

Get it from BuzzFeed's Nifty shop for $22.95.

PSST!...BuzzFeed makes money when you buy this!


29. A guided journal created to help increase mindfulness. This contains prompts that inspire you to focus on the present.,

It's so easy to worry about the past and the future, which makes it easy to forget that the present is a present. AMIRITE?

Promising review: "This is a super fun activity journal! It helps me through all the stress I have as a teacher and a caregiver for my husband. It's fun to share certain aspects of this journal with my husband, as well. I highly recommend this if you like to write, doodle, and explore new things!" —A. Wagner

Get it from Amazon for $10.87, Barnes & Noble for $12.19, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

30. A lined gingham notebook that, just an FYI, you should purchase with caution. It's really ~hot~ and it may hurt to hold it.

You should be fine, though! Don't be such a weenie.

This notebook is a fun way to make your office space seem more cheerful. Feeling stressed? Write in this! The cover is so cute, you'll feel better as soon as ink hits paper.

Get it from Paperchase for $10.50.

31. And finally, a waterproof notepad so you can jot down all the groundbreaking, world-changing ideas you think of while shampooing.

This notepad comes with super strong suction cups so it can adhere to any surface, as well as a pencil (also complete with it's own suction cup).

Promising review: "I was a little skeptical about buying this at first, but now that I got it and started using it? I can't figure out how I went so long without one!" —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.