Yep, what the title says. I’m pretty much all done setting up my planner (well I was done in February since I had free printing pages with HP instant ink) and I’m preparing my reading planner. I did have a book tracker especially a “to buy” spreadsheet, a “bookshelf” sheet and a “series” multiple sheets. But for next year I want to track more things, so I created some planner inserts for that purpose. And I’ve always been all about tracking how many pages I read in a day and how many books I read in a month/year, but now I added so many other trackers such as how many hours I read in a day, the book format, author nationality, which language I read in (well only two since I know only Italian and English), the source (since I started to borrow books from the library) and I’m all for tracking this in my planner. But I needed help so I downloaded some Google Docs tracker which I’ll link down below and I’m so ready to track my books and then adding everything in my planner. Not to mention that I added some reading challenges but they are pretty much the same… to kill my TBR or about ebooks (this is new, though).
So here what I use to track all my readings
- Obviously I use Goodreads even if I prefer the website. I find the app useful if I’m out and I finish the book.
- Bookly. I’ve just started to use this but since I have a time tracker I need to track how many hours I read in a day.
And that’s all… I really don’t use anything else for now.
Do you have any suggestion?
First of all I need to say that I use only Google Docs for them.
- The first one that I downloaded is from Novelknight.com which will be a new challenge in 2020. The spreadsheet is composed by various column to fill in. So I filled in all my books and then added two columns, one for “Owned before current year” so I can add books that I buy, too. And the other is for “Language” since I read both in Italian and English, so I can see which version I have.
- The second is from Little Book Owl on youtube and I use this to see how many pages and books I read in a month (not that I can’t count myself, but what I love about this is the Kindle converter, just check out the video to see what I’m talking about).
- The third one was suggested by Little Book Owl in a video and I’m yet to use it but I think it will be useful. It’s from another BookTuber, Let’s Read, It really is a complicated sheet, not complicated as difficult, because it’s not, but you can track so many things that it’s full of good things.
- My own spreadsheet to track all the series I have ever read/want to read with each book in the series with “read/not read/to buy/to be translated” so I can keep track of what I have to buy/read.
So I report every tracker on the spreadsheet/app on my planner and I created inserts for:
- Goodreads Challenge
- Other challenges (other 8 challenges? are we sure? Yes that’s right, I’ve checked.)
- Yearly tracker where I track pages, star rating, nationality of the author, year published, the format, which language and gender of the author.
- A calendar in which I sign only when I finish a book
- A page where I will add how many pages I read in a month
- A new release calendar
- and a monthly tracker where I track which type of book I read in a certain day, how many page in a day, how many hours I read, the titles, etc.
So yes, I’m going crazy with planning, reading and tracking…