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Goodreads.com stores the books you've read, currently reading,.and books you want to read. At the end of the year you get a list of books you've read,.how many pages, etc. There is also a reading challenge per year

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My mom used a telephone contact diary to easily jot down books she read in the alphabetical sections. She kept it in her purse so it was always at hand. I used to tease her about it but now I’ve reached an age where I completely appreciate the idea!

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j551112f, I started writing down what I'd read when I got hooked on Lawrence Sanders and his "Deadly Sins" series, the titles are the same except for "first", "second" etc. I couldn't remember what I'd read and hadn't read. It really helps when I love a particular author and read lots of their books. I don't keep books and my memory has never been strong.  I use a public library for books now and seldom buy a book, but it's still a bit frustrating to get ready to dive into a book and discover it's a repeat! So in my case it actually saves me a lot of time.  Plus on LibraryThing, which is free, there are good forums, good reviews which I enjoy reading.  LT also has groups, like mystery, historical, etc and within those groups I've found some fabulous recommendations that I would not have discovered otherwise.  I wish I could remember everything I've ever read!  Too late for me tho, going in the other direction!

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It takes so little time. Maybe about 30 seconds to log Title, Author, Date of Completion. Then on to the next one. It took me a lot longer to enter this reply than to log a book I've read. Smiley Happy
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I am amazed that so many people take the time to record each and every book and author that they have read for many years. I find it hard to believe that with all that reading and recording that there is much else to do in some people's lives on a daily basis.  I do write down certain books and authors that I want to follow, but writing down each and every book for decades??  I don't have the time for that. But, to each his own. Some people's lives are far more simpler and easier than others.

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My 6"x9" red notebook, alphabetized by author and a page of their book titles, keeps track of every book I've read. It goes with me to the library, where I check each list to make sure I don't check out a book I've already read, which are way more than a thousand, over the past 20+ years. Barb Raynes, Gold Beach Oregon
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I have kept a list of the books I have read since 1956 when I was a Jr. in High School.

People are amazed when I have mentioned that.

Up to 0ver 1000 books, but didn't read as much when I was raising 3 children.

 

 

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"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. A man who never reads lives only one." George R. R. Martin

 

Read 117 books last year which I read on my mini-iPad that I carry with me everywhere. Switched to the mini-iPad after years of packing and unpacking boxes of hundreds of books whenever I moved ... a real pain in the back ... literally. So much easier now, and I've always got something with me to read whether I'm just out-and-about or traveling. Plus, there are thousands of 'free' eBooks available for download including most of the classics. I also keep track of my books (purchased/read) on both 'Goodreads' and 'Calibre'. Both are free programs and very easy to use. 

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Thanks to those of you recommending goodreads.com, I will check it out.  I've used LibraryThing for years so have not paid much attention to what else it out there.  I use LibraryThing on my PC, and I suppose by now they have an app too.

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I love my Kindle, but love the feel of a book in my hands as well.  I use a die called "Goodreads" to help me keep track of what I've read.  I believe I read somewhere between 35 - 40 books last year. I hope to surpass that by far in 2018. 

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