Let’s Talk Bookish – Tracking Reading

Aria @ Book Nook Bits will be the new host for Let’s Talk Bookish! If you aren’t following her yet, good check out her blog and give her a follow!

May 27: Tracking reading (Aria)

Prompts: Do you keep track of the books you read? If so, do you use Goodreads? Storygraph? Another platform? Has the way you keep track of your reading changed since you started blogging? What are the pros and cons of tracking your reading?

Welcome back to another week of LTB here at DTRH! Today’s topic is suggested by our very own host, Aria. I have been wondering lately how people keep track of their reading, so this is the perfect time for this topic. Can’t wait to hear what you all do!

Personally, I use Goodreads and Storygraph. But I only minimally use it. I use them both to merely mark off what I have read, but not in particular to share with anyone or to provide a review. Goodreads because it is such a major platform, and I started doing Storygraph last year too because my friend and I thought that the little infographic they have was quite interesting to look at.

Do any of you know a different platform? I’d love to hear what else is out there. Though between the ones I already do and the blog, I do not really have time for another site, unless it is particularly convenient. Still, I think goodreads basically covers the gamut of what I need with my tracking so I haven’t been on the hunt for a new site.

I really only started keeping track because of blogging. For the most part I can just remember what book I’ve read, but with the start of blogging, so many more books have been floating around my periphery that it can definitely start to get confusing. Have you ever thought you read a book but actually hadn’t? Or the other way around? I definitely remember reading a book and then being like …oh I’ve read this before. Such an odd deja-vu moment.

Not sure if there are any cons to keeping track of your reading. It seems either like a pro to stay organized if you’re a blogger or like to look back through your reading list to suggest one to a friend. Or it’s possible that having this list doesn’t affect you at all. But I for one cannot think of why it might be bad to have a reading list. Perhaps it takes up too much of your time to keep track? If you have one, let me know!

How do you all keep track of your reading?


2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – Tracking Reading”

  1. I use Goodreads and Storygraph too but I’m very rarely on SG as I still prefer and am more comfortable using GR. I do post all my reviews on there and I actually end up doing that first before posting it on my blog but it helps me keep good track of what I’m reading! I’ve also started using a spreadsheet this year (really never thought I’d do it tbh lol) but it’s also been really helpful for tracking my reading + blogging! I know there are a few other apps out there that people use but I’m not sure how good they are for tracking reads. Great post!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! It’s cool to see what people do and what people prefer to keep track. I’ve seen some people do creative things but I’m not sure if any of them in particular are for me. I’m not surprised that GR remains the main one though!


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