2020 Bookish Favorites

Because 2020 was a very confusing and trying year for all of us, Danielle and Rachael wanted to share what some of their bookish favorites were for the year. All of these items were bought during 2020 and used throughout the year. We’ll provide links for those items that are still in stock. If an item isn’t currently in stock, be sure to keep an eye on the company’s website as they may restock it or add something similar.


Reading Beans: Rachael’s reading bean is not in stock anymore, but BookBeau offers so many other options to choose from. Click here to browse the reading beans that are currently available for purchase. BookBeau also has a ton of sales, so you can easily get the reading bean for less than $25. Danielle is strongly considering purchasing one for herself this year.

Book Sleeves: The book sleeve pictured below is the book sleeve that Rachael is currently using in her purse. Book Gizmo is an amazing company to purchase book sleeves from. If you aren’t interested in the Book Dragon sleeve, browse the shop and you might find another book sleeve that interests you. Danielle is currently using the Serpent & Dove book sleeve. Click here to browse the other book sleeves that are currently available for purchase.

Necklaces: Danielle and Rachael love necklaces. Rachael’s favorite necklace right now was one that OwlCrate featured in their November 2020 box. The necklace is pictured below. If you’d like to purchase it, you can click on this link. Danielle’s favorite necklace right now was a Lunacorn exclusive add-on for LitJoy Crate’s 7.2 Magical Edition crate. The “All is Well” necklace isn’t in stock anymore and doesn’t seem to be listed on LitJoy Crate’s “Vote for Restock” page. If you are interested in purchasing the “All is Well” necklace, you’d need to email LitJoy Crate to see if they would consider adding it to their “Vote for Restock” page.

Reading Journals: Danielle and Rachael use Happy Planners as their reading journals. Linked here is an example of what we use: a notebook with inserts. Pictured below are our actual notebooks. Other options for reading journals are: OwlCrate, OwlCrate Jr (not currently available for purchase – yet), The Librarian Box, and LitJoy Crate (currently out of stock, but LitJoy Crate has mentioned a possible restock after the Chinese New Year).

Backpack: Danielle and Rachael are both obsessed with this backpack from LitJoy Crate! We use it every day. The backpack was originally offered as add-on for October’s “Ancient Alchemy” box and is currently available for purchase from LitJoy Crate’s store. It can fit a hardcover, a planner/journal (if you take one with you; Danielle does, but Rachael doesn’t), a small pencil pouch full of accessories, your keys, and your glasses/sunglasses.

Scarves: Danielle loves to occasionally add a scarf to her outfit and LitJoy Crate has created some great ones this past year! Pictured below are her two favorites: a Heartless-inspired one and a Discovery of Witches-inspired one. The Heartless scarf was offered as an add-on for February’s “Once Upon a Retelling” box and the Discovery of Witches scarf was originally included in October’s “Ancient Alchemy” box. Only the Discovery of Witches scarf is currently available for purchase on LitJoy Crate’s shop (click here to see the listing). The Heartless-inspired scarf isn’t in stock anymore and doesn’t seem to be listed on LitJoy Crate’s “Vote for Restock” page. If you are interested in purchasing the Heartless scarf, you’d need to email LitJoy Crate to see if they would consider adding it to their “Vote for Restock” page.


What was your favorite bookish from last year? Let us know in the comments!

Published by Always, Bookish Lovers

We’re a sister duo and a best friend from Virginia, USA who absolutely love books! We all met while Danielle and Skyler were in college. Danielle and Skyler are teachers and Rachael is aspiring to be a librarian. As well as having a bookstagram, we co-run a blog together where we review books, post unboxings of other subscription boxes, and offer reading resources for parents and educators.

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