HOW I TRACK MY READING

Posted on April 23 2020

Wheeewww I think I keep a very quick and dirty reading log, but whenever I share it on socials people tend to be amazed HA! So here we go… the method I have been using for the last 3 years? Google Calendars! I use Goodreads too, but mostly so I get the snazzy year recap in January. Book by book though, I use Google Calendars.

 

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I throw in a rough few days when I start a new book, then adjust the end date when I finish it and throw the next one in. I don’t use it to plan my TBR in advance as I’m totally a mood reader! If I’m in the middle of a series I may put the rest in, but usually not. I never break up a series… once I’m in, I’m in! This meant when I started the Realm of The Elderlings series last year, it took me six months to finish. Totally worth it.

I pop a Goodreads target in each year, usually of 50. Sometimes I hit it and sometimes I don’t, but that’s cool. I don’t track my reading to hit a goal, it’s mostly so I can look back and go ‘Yasss that book was amazing!’, or see how my reading speed fluctuates depending on life or shit books HA. Although I must admit, I have a 100 page rule - if it’s still terrible at that point, I stop reading. Life is too short and my TBR too long to put up with crap books.

The only exception to that rule is if it’s the final book in a series or if I’m reading it for a publisher. The latter can get a little awkward…

The only other thing to note is that I put each book in a different colour, but they aren’t significant. I just work my way through the Google rainbow so it’s easier to see different books as I scroll back.

So… how do you track your reads?

 

TTFN.

Abby

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