How do you guys keep track of the books you own?How do you guys keep track of the books you own? Alke #questionnaire
I use an app called Libib. You’re able to scan your books and make lists in it.
Free or paid for?
Libib is free
I use that too to keep track of books I own. I use Goodreads to keep track of what I’ve read!
You can pay for the upgraded one! If you have multiple book lovers int he house I def recommend it
@Erin, that’s what I do! But on Libib, I keep track of what books are signed. (Because I know some awesome indie authors.)
I love Libib. I’m able to find most of my books on it.
My husband is an app developer and sent them an email about a glitch in their code and they sent him a hand written thank you card with some stickers and book marks!
I also use Libib to track books I own and GoodReads tracks what I’ve read or want to read. I realized recently that I need something to have on hand when I hit thrift stores or library sales because I noticed I have a handful of duplicates on my bookshelves.
I only buy duplicates because if I like the ebook enough, I’ll get the paperback.
But my GoodReads is reviews, Libib for what paperbacks are/aren’t signed.
I have a colour coded spread sheet that tells me what year I bought them, and what year i read them lol
Wow that seems a lot of work
Nah its part of the enjoyment for me lol
That’s true but for me typing out 400+ books seems a lot of work
How do you make sure you don’t buy multiple copies of a book?
I don’t either. And as soon as I finish reading a book I give it away.
I use the app Reading List. You scan your books and it’s searchable. So easy.
Goodreads, you can add all the books you have ever read. They also give recommendations from of the books you like. https://www.goodreads.com/book
I really don’t, but I’ve only ever bought duplicates by accident a couple of times. If I scan it in good reads I’ll add a tag that I own it. I once did compile a list that took me an entire weekend to do, but I haven’t checked it or updated it in months
Libib, I love it!
I myself have an app called Book Catalogue. It’s not a free app but i really like it.
Free or paid?
It’s free! It’s currently only a website but they are working on an app.
I have them on my shelves, that’s about the extent of my keeping track. I’ve only ever accidentally bought a duplicate once before and it was two ebooks. Not being able to physically see the book makes it harder for me to remember that I own it
I have them stored in cupboards and boxes. The space is running out a bit. I have over 400 books so it’s hard to remember which books i have.
I don’t, probably should as I recently discovered I have doubles of quite a few books, but mainly Dan Brown for some reason ?♀️
I just started a binder this weekend. I have been going through my books and on a pice of paper I’m just writing the name of the book and author. I put a check mark by it if I read the book. They are not listed in any particular order. Later I will put a divider in my binder and have a list of the book series that I read. That list will be more organized since I like to read them in order. I have goodreads and other apps but I’m excited about doing it this way. I can be more creative this way.
That sounds like a lot of work. I have bought a reading journal in which you can do the same thing.
@Alke It’s taking time to set it up right now, but once I’m done all I will have to do is add books to it when ever I buy a new one. It’s really not going to be that much work to keep it up. And I enjoy going through my books, I have a lot I still need to read. ?
That’s true, i just love the fact that when i buy a book all i have to do is scan the barcode and all the info i want is there. I also love going through my books, i mostly do it when i have a tower of books and need to place them somewhere. I also have a lot of books i still need to read
Write them in my diary
I gave up on that.
I have like a million lists. Plus goodreads helps!
I have close to 5000 books,so it’s too much work to make any kind of list. I have for the last 15 years kept track of the books i have read.
I use Goodreads
I borrow books more often than I buy, so my shelf is really full of classics and maybe one or two newer books, but I rarely leave the house with them because they’re nice and I don’t want them to get damaged. But I put all my library books on a separate shelf section.
I write them all down and carry the lists with me everywhere just in case ?
My noggin. 😉
I tried to catalog by using an app but I ended up just taking pictures of stacks (which took a while) and posting them to Google docs.
a very high tech invention called a bookshelf
I got an app called Library Thing because I kept buying books I already owned.
I have library thing but I could only put in 200 books for free and then after that I would have had to pay for it.
Really? I have several hundred and I don’t think I paid anything.
@Jocelyn yeah, I stopped using it because of that. Maybe I should take a look at it again. I liked it up until it wouldn’t let me add books unless I paid.
Weird, I’ve never had that problem!
@Jocelyn Thanks for the tip, I am going to look into again. Maybe I did something wrong? Or maybe they changed their policy…
@Camille tbh I’m not a huge fan of the interface so I might try some others.
I tend to find that they can’t run very fast so they stay on the shelves where I put them lol
Goodreads and memories
hundreds in the house and 1800+ in the Kindle… I’m more concerned with not getting duplicates
Yes same here, I found multiple times owning the ebook and hard copy
Goodread, is my main place. I use to keeo a copy on the computer and notebook but lately it’s been just Goodreads.
I remember them all.
I have a goodreads shelf for my ebooks and for my actual books I have index cards. I had to do it because I was repeating books
I have mine written in an exercise book, alphabetically by Author. I mainly record books by my favourite authors that I read all the time. Haven’t gotten around to record the odd one or two books I have from various authors.
It’s weird I have horrible memory of everything but books. I just remember the cover and say oh I have that one. But there’s app where you can scan your books into.
I don’t. I’m about to move and have been packing. I found a ton of brand new books I completely forgot I had. I felt excited again when I saw then like the first time I picked them up. I should probably make a list or something though because I want more fear street books and never remember which ones I have.
I should do this lol. at some point I can’t remember all the KU books I’ve read anymore… especially if they’re from random authord.. I wished kindle hat a kind of “already read” tag for all those books…
What is this keeping track of which you speak? That would be the smart thing to do.
I keep track of what I’ve read in Evernote. How many I own? I have no idea! LOL
I just know them, thryre on my bookshelf.
I don’t ?
Nearly impossible. But today I took pictures of shelves and shelves of book cases.
Me neither. My books are like visiting friends. They keep me company for as long as I need then might visit someone else for a while. Most come back
I have a list
Amazon tells me I already purchased it when I try to make a duplicate purchase. (I’m all ebooks)
Have an app on my ph that reads the barcode and sorts them by order and authors
What is the name of this app?! I need it!
Married a bibliophile and then delegated this task to him ?
I own at least 3 500 books. Since I started to buy them, I write in the program Word in my laptop
I use an app called My Library. I can use my phone to scan in the ISBN, or enter older books manually.
i have a group on facebook…”Cover story”, list the books i have and and after read one post comments on it.
I just keep them on a shelf. That’s it.
I use Goodreads to keep track of what have read and what I wish to read.
Goodreads helps in keeping the track
I have all books listed on bookcrossing and have my wishlist there. For tracking purposes (books read and other challenges), I use @LibraryThing and/or @Goodreads.
my books app and a hand written journal
An app called My Books. Also I have them on my bookshelf ?
So, for those of you that catalog and keep record of all your books, from a person who doesn’t, I’m curious…why do you do it?
So i don’t buy multiple copies of the same book. And to keep track of what i’ve already read. And knowing how many books i have is also a plus
I do it for the same reason. It’s nice to be standing in a bookstore and be able to look up a book to see if I already own it.
So I don’t buy the same book.
Same here. also I read alot of series books so I can keep track of what I have or need for it when I’m out shopping and find deals.
I have over 400 books and a lot of them I need to read. I was acquiring books faster then I could read them for awhile. I have slowed way down on my book buying so I can get caught up on my books but the problem is it’s been so many years that I’m starting to forget which ones I have read already. I started keeping track of my books so I can start marking them off my list. And also I want to keep track of the series I like. I love the In Death series by J.D. Robb and have several of her books but I like reading a series in order and some books I don’t have. I need to know which ones I do have so I can get the ones I am missing.
I have a little notebook… more to stop me buying the same book twice ?
Have a list, which I take to the bookstore with me, but I believe I have lost that list.
Yep, I write what books from a certain author I have and what ones I would like to get, if I like that author, it helps me remember better to write it down, not to keep it on the computer.
Losing the list sucks, now you have to write everything down again?. Good luck
@Alke yeah, lol, or I’ve gotten to the point that I will just write the books I need to get by a certain author. Or some days I just go to the bookstore with no intention of reading any books by any author’s, and just pick out a book or a genre I’ve never read before, but the ones I have never read before are ones I don’t like.
I use Goodreads because it’s not practical to carry around a notebook cataloged with hundreds of books in it. If I’m at the bookstore I search a book in Goodreads and if it comes up I’ve read it I move on or if it’s on my want to read list I definitely buy it. 21st century for the win.
Goodreads and I use a journal that I keep a list in
libib to stay on track with what I own , goodreads to keep track of what I have read
Goodreads, and a long list on my phone
Just downloaded and cataloged my 433 physical books and still working on my Ebook collection. I use MyLibrary you can scan the IBSN numbers with your phone and most will auto add. I’m using the books section for physical books and comics section for ebooks to keep them straight. They have a wishlist section too.
I put all my books into Calibre. You can’t read them if they’ve been DRMed, but you can keep track of what you own and don’t, especially important when you don’t repurchase something you already bought in a multi-author collection.
You can make up your categories in it, so you can track price paid, if you’ve read it yet, your own rating. I’ve purchased nearly 3000 books, so keeping track of them takes more than Goodreads.
What does DRMd mean?
It means the book is locked and cannot be opened except by the person who purchased it.
Digital Rights Management.
started using goodreads recently, liking it
I dont. Just keep on reading