How do you keep your list of to-be-read books?

I’m almost done with In Search of Lost Time, which means after two and a half months I’m finally gonna be able to read, like, other books. I have a list of books that interest me, which range from friends’ YA novels to other classics. For years I’ve kept my book lists in a pretty haphazard fashion, usually either in a spreadsheet or in a series of Evernote docs. Lately though I’ve started keeping them in an Amazon wish list, which seems marginally better, since I read all my books on Kindle. Personally, I try not to buy books until the moment when I’m actually ready to read them (although I am a sucker for those $1.99 Kindle daily deals). I guess some people use Goodreads to keep their wish lists, but I’m a bit afraid of how public it is. I have no idea what info other people can see on my Goodreads page and what they can’t, and I’m pretty certain I don’t want the whole YA community to know all the books I’m thinking about reading.

3 Comments on “How do you keep your list of to-be-read books?

  1. Personally, I just keep my dance card full at my local library with all the good old and new stuff they got there, and then sit back and wait until I can get it.

    • But then it often comes either long before or after you’re ready for it! I also keep books on hold at the library, but I try not to have too many on hold at once or they all pile up.

      • Yeah. That can happen, too. But there’s also this great shop online called Abebooks, and they make sure to have all the ones the library capriciously gets rid of before I can read them!

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