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How do you keep track of what you read/want to read?

post #1 of 25
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How do you all keep track of the evergrowing list of what you've read and want to read?

I need a better system of keeping track - my head is just not a good spot to start in lol.

I get all my books out of the library so I need to plan ahead if I want to get a new release or something by putting in a hold. I'm always forgetting to do this though.
post #2 of 25
If I have a book I want to read, I put it on hold at the library or add it to my amazon wish list.

I keep track of the books I read by keeping a reading log. It's nothing fancy, just a composition notebook that I keep in my nightstand. I list the title and author and note whether it's fiction or non-fiction. I also note if it was an audiobook or a book I read aloud to the kids.
post #3 of 25
I just have a paper that I write books and movies(I want). I'm always seeing trailers for movies that I want. Books someone will tell me and I write it down.
post #4 of 25
check out goodreads.com. you can put all the books you've read and rate them and also put stuff on your to read list and currently reading list.
post #5 of 25
I subscribe to Bookmarks magazine and circle anything that looks good. I keep the magazine around until I've read everything circled.
post #6 of 25
I keep an Amazon wish list even though I get most of my books from the library. My mom's library's site has a reading list function, which I think is awesome, my library does not.
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by alireb View Post
check out goodreads.com. you can put all the books you've read and rate them and also put stuff on your to read list and currently reading list.
I love Goodreads!!! I second this idea.
post #8 of 25
I keep a reading journal for all the books I have read.

I go on amazon, print out the icon with a cover of the books I want to read. After I read each book - I glue the printed out cover into the journal and write a little blurb about it with a cheesy 5 start rating system included.
post #9 of 25
I use Good Reads

http://www.goodreads.com/

If you look at my profile you can see how you can make different lists and organize things.

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1502447

I made a list just for printing off before we go to the library.

Oh and add me if you want There is a Mothering group http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...DC_Book_Mavens
post #10 of 25
I keep an amazon wishlist for books I want to read (even though I check out all books from the library). I have several amazon lists, actually - fiction, non-fiction, homeschooling, housekeeping, religion/faith, cooking, parenting. Whenever I hear of a book I want to read I add it to the list. Sadly, my list has over 8,000 books on it!

I keep track of books I've read with an excel spreadsheet. I list by title, author and year read. I don't list books I've read to my kids - only "adult" books. I started the list in 2001. When I remember a book I read before that I add it to the spreadhseet, and just list "prior" as the year read. The nice thing about the excel spreadsheet is that I can search by wor to look back and see if I've alrady read it. HTH!
post #11 of 25
I have a word document on my computer that holds my list of all of the books I'm trying to get my hands on. There are hundreds on there; I'll NEVER have time to read them all.

After I read a book, I write a review on Amazon. My thoughts on the books are stored, but I don't have to take up space on my computer or in my house in order to keep track of what I've read. And it's easy to go back through what I've written if someone asks me for a recommendation or something.
post #12 of 25
I keep a small notebook in my purse that I jot down all kinds of things in and one is books (or movies) that someone mentions or I find out about which sound interesting. I have a list on Amazon, too, and also use the "mark for later" feature on my library account. I use that when I don't actually have time to read it right now (therefore I don't want to actually request it yet).

I am going to check out goodreads!
post #13 of 25
I look for threads or post a thread like "funny chick lit?" "fantasy that isn't written for 14 year olds?" and work my way through the recommendations.
post #14 of 25
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I love Goodreads!!! I second this idea.
I love Goodreads, too! I like seeing what my friends are reading... it often gives me ideas.
post #15 of 25
I have a draft in my Gmail. We often exchange book ideas with my friends.
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by abimommy View Post
I use Good Reads

http://www.goodreads.com/

If you look at my profile you can see how you can make different lists and organize things.

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1502447

I made a list just for printing off before we go to the library.

Oh and add me if you want There is a Mothering group http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...DC_Book_Mavens

Shut up, there's an MDC group on goodreads?! Just joined it! I don't use GR as much as I would like, but I was going to post recommending it. I also use an amazon list sometimes, but I have to watch that b/c our family actually uses that for gifts and a lot of books I want to read but not own.
post #17 of 25
I love goodreads as well! And I love that there is a goodreads iPhone app, so when I am at the library or bookstore, I can look at the books I want to read.

I tend to lose pieces of paper too easily lol.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by St. Margaret View Post
Shut up, there's an MDC group on goodreads?! Just joined it! I don't use GR as much as I would like, but I was going to post recommending it. I also use an amazon list sometimes, but I have to watch that b/c our family actually uses that for gifts and a lot of books I want to read but not own.
I found that to be a problem as well. SO I keep my list private, and then have a public one for gift ideas
post #19 of 25
I use librarything and like it. I need to check out goodreads, apparently!
post #20 of 25
I have to say, even as an English teacher, I find it fascinating that so many people keep track of books they've read. I don't know any adults who do this! Anyway, I use my Amazon wish list to keep track.
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