You all know I read a ton. I post what I’ve been reading on this blog once a month, and I don’t do that all from memory! I keep track of what I read in a variety of ways and I’m happy to share them with you today.
I have been using Goodreads for years (although I do occasionally come across something I read a looong time ago that I haven’t logged on there!) and it’s an easy way to keep track of the books I read, as well as what I want to read. Right now, Goodreads is the only place where I have an ongoing to be read list. If you add the date that you finished the book you’re tracking, it will be added to your year in books at the end of the year. You can also follow your friends and see what they’ve rated books you might want to read. Follow me here!
Starting last July, I have been keeping track of the books I read in a book planner. When I finish a book, I write some notes on it, and this helps me remember what I want to share when I eventually blog about that book. I also keep track of monthly TBRs, the dates that I start and finish books, the books that I receive in the mail, and when books are being released in this planner. I currently have the Always Fully Booked planner from Little Inklings Design. I believe they are sold out for this year, but last year when I started tracking, I used the Novel Companion, which is not a full planner but allows you to track some of the same things you can with the full planner.
I use the monthly calendar pages to track when I have buddy read discussions and certain dates that I want to post about books on Instagram.
I use the weekly plan days to write down when I start and finish books.
This is a review pages from January.
This is my February TBR and a list of what books come out when so that I can share them on Instagram.
Finally, I have started adding my books to spreadsheets. I found at the end of last year, I was curious how many books I read from each genre, etc. I have two spreadsheets because they track different things! I am not savvy enough to make my own, so I am using the Book Riot Tracker and the Reader Voracious Spreadsheet. I don’t track everything that these spreadsheets allow, but I love looking at the charts generated of what I do track!
Screenshots from the Book Riot Tracker:
It says Total DNF, but I haven’t figured out how to track that without it appearing on my overall read list, so I left it blank.
Some of the generated charts.
I also track my book challenges on this spreadsheet.
Screenshot from the Reader Voracious Spreadsheet:
Some of the charts. I think they are a bit prettier! This spreadsheet has a lot of pages for book blog tracking also, which I don’t use yet!
Finally, my books are always tracked here on my blog and if I want to see what I read, I can always search for it! Lately I have been making sure to copy the reviews I post here onto Goodreads as well, but there have been times when I wanted to check something specific about books I’ve read and I have been able to find it by searching my own blog!
Do you keep track of what you read in any specific way?