On BTT this week:
Do you keep a list of the books you’ve read? How? In a journal? Through one of the online services? If so, WHY? To keep good records for future reference? To make sure you don’t accidentally reread? If not, why not? Too eager to move on to the next book? Too lazy? Never thought to bother?
Yes! I keep it online on a blogspot journal. It use to be on this website and I am still considering bringing the whole list over. It is very long and includes the movies I consume. I also updated my GoodReads account to reflect more or less all the books I’ve ever read, but I’ve only ever added the dates for this year.
I like keeping records and lists of things. I started to really track books and movies when I started doing websites back in 2001 so I have kept it up. It really does help with accidental reread or rewatch. It helps me plan for what to read next, challenges, and set goals.
How about you?
Keeping track of your books and movies is always a good idea.
Hi TBM! Indeed and it helps with planning. Thanks!
I’ve kept a list on my blog every year since 2008 with mixed results. Goodreads is looking better and better as I read BTT answers today.
Hi Tina! I still do like to keep it in chronological order, but GoodReads helps a lot since it organises it by author too. Try it out. Thanks!
I started my blog to keep track of what I’ve currently read and finding Goodreads was awesome. I love being able to pull up my Goodreads list and my library ordering system at the same time and I can request books right off my list.
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Hi Holly! I agree GR does help since you can look up how many books of one author you have read, what to read next based on the books you have read. It’s a good system. Have a good weekend!
I keep a record during the year but once I start a new year I get rid of the old list and start a new one.
Hi Jessica! That’s a good way of seeing your end of year reading. Do you ever plan for the next year? Thanks!
Other than planning to get around to books I didn’t manage in the last year, no, I don’t make any plans. I like to see where the year takes me.
Hey Jessica! I do too. It’s the darn GoodReads counter. Hope you had a good week!