How do you keep track of books you've read?

Jennifer - posted on 02/18/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I belong to Goodreads and Shelfari, which are great for entering the books I've read and those on my to-be-read list. But I recently got a free app for my iPhone, and I've been having a ball with it--Reading Life. It does more than keep track of what you read--it also interacts with facebook, keeps actual stats and gives me awards for my achievements. I don't often get awards these days, since I'm not in grammar school anymore! Anyway, you can get Reading Life for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and it's totally free. Also, right now they're running a contest where the user who opens the one millionth Reading Life award will get a $500 eGift card for Kobo ebooks and ereaders. Here's the link for anyone interested: http://on.fb.me/dMnrx2 Have fun!

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Talking to a traveler at an RV park a couple of weeks ago she mentioned buying an address book and writing in by author the titles of books she read, then when she comes across one at a flea market or book sale she just checks her list first. Clever idea for those of us who don't have the internet phones or tech savvy.

K - posted on 11/05/2012

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Here is a neat little free app for iPhone. it lets you keep track of what you or your children read. you can post reviews to facebook or submit reading logs to teachers of your kids, as required by some elementary schools, directly from the app.



https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reader-buddy/id563724261?mt=8

Mary - posted on 01/01/2013

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Another solution if you want to avoid using data when tracking your books is RecordBooks - http://www.livingpaperfree.com/RecordBoo... Easily share with others, use a barcode scan to add, and even backup via email or Dropbox. Available in the App Store along with a free version to try before you buy.

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Bevely - posted on 06/09/2011

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Wow, I guess I didn't realize some people forget books that they have read. So far I don't think I have come across this. Maybe I just have a really good memory, I dunno, but I can pretty much remember every book I have read by the title, or at least by the description on the back. Maybe I should start keeping track. I could be re-reading books and not even know it. LOL.

Shana - posted on 05/24/2011

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This app sounds great. I'll have to check it out for my ipad. I don't have any record keeping for the books I've read. I usually just remember and if I don't when I pick it up to read again it doesn't take me long to remember that I already did! I have a library of books at home (over 1000). I love it!

Amanda - posted on 05/20/2011

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Jennifer,
I have just recently started using Goodreads, and I really like it. I do not have an iPhone, Android, or any other phone that requires "apps!"

Amy - posted on 04/14/2011

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Only technology in my house is this computer - which is ten years old. So, the only way I keep track is a paper in my desk drawer of TO READ books and I just know what I've read. goodreads.com sounds interesting though. Maybe have to check out some Websites now!

Shannan - posted on 04/11/2011

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The best way for me is to keep track of the books through goodreads.com. It is very easy that's why I like it. I have a list on Barnesandnoble.com also but it's a bit more involved so not as many on there.

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Hi Amanda -
an easy cheat for books you'd like to read is an Amazon account and create a nice, long "wish list" on the side bar. If you find them on the web, another way is to create a new folder in your "bookmarks" tab up top called BOOKS and bookmark every book into it along with an author bio. Just a quick easy one - thanks everyone for welcoming me to the group!

Barbara - posted on 03/24/2011

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We keep track the old fashioned way in our book group - a list that keeps growing. I also keep a running log (written in cursive, no less) of the books I've read including the book club selections and others in my spare time.

Tiffany - posted on 03/23/2011

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I've started trying to get books into Shelfari, but I don't think that I'll ever reconstruct the list. I think I have about 500 books entered at this point and I suspect that's about 10% of what I've actually read, but it's hard to remember. Every once in a while I'll remember an author and go and enter a chunk, but I'm sure that many are lost forever.

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How cool! I use GoodReads and, Yahoo notepad and my blog. I do have an iPhone and will be checking this app out. Thanks!!

Amanda - posted on 02/19/2011

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Hey Jennifer! Welcome to the group! I do not have an iPhone (etc). I really don't keep track of the books I read. However, I am interested in keeping better track of books I'd like to read.

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