Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Keeping Track of the TBR-list
I totally found this ecard on the internet when randomly googling TBR list, isn't it awesome?? Also, it's totally me :D
See, I have this overflowing TBR list on Goodreads and it doesn't really seem to get any smaller, no many how many books I read a year. And it's grown a bit out of control actually. So I've been thinking of ways to keep track of the books that are on it.
Back when I first had a Goodreads account, everything I had any interest in reading went on the to-read list and aside from the shelves 'read' and 'currently reading', that was pretty much as far as my categorization skills went at that moment. To be fair, it was a step up from the Word document I had before.
Then I discovered the wonder that is adding your own shelves and now I have all different kinds, even one that lists all the series that I own all the books in but haven't started the first book yet from. I use Goodreads to keep track of the books I own, the books I own and haven't read yet, the ones I've ordered and pre-ordered and the ones I have received from Netgalley or Edelweiss for review. And this has been working pretty well for me so far.
I also have a color-coded TBR list spreadsheet with where to find the books on it, whether I own them, can borrow them, have pre-ordered them, etc. It's not actually up to date at the moment as it consumes a crap ton of time to actually add everything to it and I've fallen so far behind now that it'll be a beast to do.
But I do love to establish a little order in the chaos that is my TBR list and when I came across my friend Debby's posts about using spreadsheets to manage your yearly reading and book inventory and review copies and LOTS MORE, all my nerdy spreadsheet-loving senses were all tingly and I couldn't resist and made a digital review copy spreadsheet. AND I LOVE IT!
It took up a lot of time, but I have now added all my digital galleys into a spreadsheet sorted by release date and it's heavenly. I don't have to scroll through several lists to see what I should be reading next, I just open up Excell and BAM there it is, complete with genre and publisher and everything.
So while I love my Goodreads shelves, these add a little extra order and I'm liking it so far. Let's see if I manage to keep these updated ;)
But what I really want to know: how do you keep track of the books on your TBR list? Any tips for me?