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Old 08-01-2020, 07:46 AM
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After reading the "It's August, what's everyone reading?" thread, it got me wondering. How do you track the books you WANT to read so you don't forget? I've tried a few methods, but I haven't found one that works for me.


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Old 08-01-2020, 07:50 AM
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I Sometimes use Goodreads, which has an option to choose “want to read”. I also often put books on hold on overdrive as soon as I hear of books that sound interesting. It often takes a few weeks or even months to get them. Overdrive also has an option to make a list, so if I have more than the limit of holds, I just keep them on that list.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:52 AM
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How do you track the books you WANT to read so you don't forget?
I put them on Goodreads and list them as "want to read."
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:55 AM
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I put them in my Amazon wish list.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:58 AM
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I have a “want to read” board on Pinterest.


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Old 08-01-2020, 08:12 AM
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I also use Goodreads to track them. I have over 100 in my Want to Read folder, I arrange them by highest ratings. I also 'like' them in Libby app and have them on my shelf in Libby. I spend a lot of time exploring what my next read will be.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:29 AM
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for me old school is best. I have it in a notebook.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:41 AM
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If I am somewhere and see the book I take a picture of it. I will also do that if I read about it in People or Women's World magazine
I like having the visual reminder of the cover.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:55 AM
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Since I read my books from the library on the Libby app. I tag books that I want to read. Then they are all there on my tagged shelf. If the book is not yet in the library system I have a note on my phone that lists possible titles.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:20 AM
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I use one of my Pinterest boards for books I want to read. When I see a title, I find it and pin a picture of the jacket. Some people use the Goodreads site to track in some of the online book clubs.


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Old 08-01-2020, 09:27 AM
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I have a To Read App on my iphone. It lists the book, you can click on the title and it gives a brief blurb about it, and when you're done you go back and click done and it leaves a checkmark next to the book.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:30 AM
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1. i have a Books to Read board in my Pinterest

2. sometimes i'll jot the title down in a memo on my phone to transfer over later

3. my library has a "make a list" option within the online account. I titled a list "To Check Out Later". I like that because then when I'm ready, i just click on the title and can immediately request.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:50 AM
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We were the Mulvaney’s by Joyce Carol Oates
Reading Bless Me, Ultima By Rudolfo Anaya
I downloaded The Splendid and The Vile by Eric Larson too.

I have been keeping track of every book I’ve read since the 80’s in a notebook!

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Old 08-01-2020, 10:50 AM
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I have a section in One Note where I record the books I want to read. It's so helpful.

I also keep a section of the books I've read along with notes about those books. If I'm reading a book for my book club I like to keep track of specifics to help with the discussion.
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:06 AM
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I use Goodreads and my library has a “for later” shelf that I use.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:08 PM
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I put them in notes on my phone
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:09 PM
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I use Goodreads. I also put books I want to read on my wish list in the Overdrive app from my local library.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:35 PM
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I put all my want to reads on my Amazon wish list.

Anything that I don't want to pay for or know it will not be under $3 (I read ebooks) any time soon, I put a hold on overdrive or axis or put it on my wish list within those apps.

I also recommend books my library systems do not own yet, but there is a limit to that.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:41 PM
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I hope you enjoy Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. It's one of my favorite books. My adult HS students, all of whom were Latinas, loved it, too. They felt a strong connection to the characters and circumstances described in the book.
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:18 PM
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I keep my list in Notes on my phone, but I’m going to check out that app To Read.
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:38 PM
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I use the wish list on Overdrive and Audible to keep track.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:45 PM
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Our librarian chose it for our zoom book club. Happy to hear you enjoyed it so much. Looking forward to starting...
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:13 PM
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I put them on my library wishlist. Sometimes if I come across one that looks good while I'm on my phone I'll just take a screenshot.
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:30 AM
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I have a list on my Notes app on my phone.
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