Hello fellow bookworms!
It probably comes as no surprise to hear that I am obsessed with reading. So far in 2019, I have read 69 books. I would say that I am averaging 3 books at any given moment. So, how do I keep track of my good reads?
Well Goodreads is one the ways….(see what I did there?)
The first place that I go to log my books is on the Goodreads app. Here you are able to set up your profile and add your book lover friends.
I love this app because you are able to create online bookshelves to stay up to date with your reading. A few of my bookshelves are:
My favorite feature is the ability to create your yearly reading challenge. You can select how many books you plan to read in 2019 and follow your progress as the year goes on. As someone who is extremely type A, I LOVE watching the bar get closer and closer to my goal.
You can browse through recommended bookshelves based on genres and check out the Goodreads award winners of each year.
When you click on a book that you are interested in, you are able to see which of your friends has already read it and what they rated it. Similar to other social media, as you scroll through your feed you can see your friends reading updates throughout the day.
Anyone who is serious about their reading goals will greatly benefit from using Goodreads. It has inspired me to read more and more each year.
You can follow my reading journey here.
I am constantly in search of new things to enhance my reading experience. On my birthday, I struck gold and I came across my new favorite notebook.
The colorful cover caught my eye, and I loved the idea of having a paper copy to log my books into. I immediately pictured having 10+ of these little books filling up my bookcase.
This book log gives you space to recap each book complete. Starting with:
- Publisher/Year published
- Start/Finish date
- The book in 3 words
- Short review
- Quotes to remember
Within 24 hours of purchasing this book, I had already filled out 30 book overviews.
My favorite part of this tracker is the yearly graph featured on the last few pages.
In the end:
I will always continue to use Goodreads. It is a convenient and motivating way to log my yearly reads, but I appreciate the extra details of my new book log. In a world full of technology, there is something special about hand writing reviews. You can get this cute book tracker here.
What is your favorite way to log your books?