Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly series created by Rukky at Eternity Books and hosted by Aria at Book Nook Bits. The full list of May topics can be found here.
This week I am doing last week’s topic which is about Tracking Reading.
Do you keep track of the books you read? If so, do you use Goodreads? Storygraph? Another platform?
I use both Goodreads and StoryGraph to track my reading. At this point, I mostly focus on StoryGraph while keeping Goodreads active only because I have used it for so many years. I have mentioned in previous posts that I prefer StoryGraph to Goodreads.
It essentially comes down to how much easier StoryGraph is to use and the many features it offers. With StoryGraph you can view many reading stats including the number of books you read in a year, genres, format, most-read authors, number of books and pages, and more. The site is also very clean and easy to navigate. With Goodreads, all you can track is the number of books you read. I would also say the site is not user-friendly. Not to mention it is owned by Amazon and it shows.
Has the way you keep track of your reading changed since you started blogging?
I didn’t really use an online system to track my reading prior to blogging. Now that I am active here and on Instagram, I pay much closer attention to it than I did before.
What are the pros and cons of tracking your reading?
I think tracking your reading is useful only if you view it as being useful. Some people feel stressed about having to keep track of reading which I understand. The word “data” can only elicit an excited response in so many people! The more it starts to feel like homework the less fun it is. I happen to just really enjoy the features on StoryGraph and find it to be a fun experience all around.