Let’s Talk Bookish: Tracking reading

Hello, and happy almost June! I’ve kind of disappeared from here for the last couple weeks, and I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to even post Let’s Talk Bookish. I’ve been super overwhelmed with school lately, and this weekend I also got covid. I’m still pretty sick, but I felt like today I at least had the energy to finish up this post. I’ve only written about the prompt tracking reading today because I don’t have very much time or energy for this post. But, I did have fun with the topic, and I hope that you all did too! So, let’s get into this post!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and has been hosted by me since April of this year! Each Friday, there is a discussion topic for bloggers to write about, and this week’s topic is all about tracking your reading. (suggested by me!)

I also want to bring up a mistake from the LTB topic of blogging friends: Hayley @ On This I Ponder suggested the topic of Blogging Friends, and I have corrected that on the LTB page!!

And, because last week I wasn’t able to post, at the end of this post I have two link-ups: one for today’s topic of tracking reading and one for last week’s topic of having characters who you feel reflect you as a person. So, if you wrote posts for one or both of those topics, feel free to link them down below so other people can read them!!

Do you keep track of the books you read? If so, do you use Goodreads? Storygraph? Another platform?

I try to! I’m not always great at keeping up with tracking my reading, but for the most part, I do. The main platform that I use for tracking my reading is Storygraph. I’ve been using it since the beginning of 2021, and I love it so much!

I used Goodreads for a while, but I really do prefer Storygraph over Goodreads. Storygraph has a ton of graphs and stats that are available, and it’s a really cool way for me to look at the kinds of books I’ve read, and not just the titles.

Has the way you keep track of your reading changed since you started blogging?

It has! When I started blogging, I didn’t track my reading at all. I didn’t use goodreads or anything. Then, a few months after I started blogging, I started using Goodreads. I used Goodreads for a little over a year, up until I discovered Storygraph. Like I said before, I started using Storygraph in 2021, and I love it so much!!

What are the pros and cons of tracking your reading?

I think that there are a lot of pros to tracking your reading, but that there are a lot of cons as well.

The main pro for me is that when I track my reading, I have records of what books I’ve read and when I read them. It’s always fun for me to look back on that stuff, and to see little glimpses of the books I was reading at certain points of my life.

The main con for me though is that it can get kind of stressful when I’m trying to make sure that everything I’m reading has been logged and tracked, and that can sometimes make reading more stressful than I want it to be.

Wrapping this up…

I do like tracking my reading, because I like having those records, but it also can be kind of stressful sometimes. I think that what I personally have to do is just be able to find a balance of how much I want to track my reading, and how much I’m okay with not having records of.

And… thanks so much to everyone who has participated in LTB this month!! I love reading all of your posts, and I’m going to try to be more active and consistent moving forwards.

If you wrote a post for either or both of the last two week’s topic, link it below!!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Do you track your reading? If you do, what platform do you use for that? What are the pros and cons to tracking your reading? Chat with me in the comments below!

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