What the Feck?! (WTF?!)
Is a new feature here at The Book Nympho.
Every Monday we will post a book related topic
that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book
or talking to others in the book community.
Book Tracking Sites
Which ones do you use?
by Jennifer (aka The Book Nympho)
Tracking your current read(s)
You get more details with Goodreads.
You can see my progress of my current read(s)
Also with Goodreads you can have multi shelves to organize your books. For example I use my shelves to help me with my top picks for the year in each genre so when the end of the year comes I can easily research them for my end of the end list. Also if you join a lot of reading challenges you can use the shelves to keep tracking them.
Another feature I like with Goodreads is seeing my ebook vs paper books I've read in a year.
Shelfari is more of a visual shelf system.
You can see what I'm reading but no details about my progess.
You can't have multi shelves with Shelfari like you can with Goodreads. You just have a Read, Currently Reading and Plan to Read shelves.
Nothing special about how my current read looks on LibraryThing.
And it took me over 5 minutes to figure out how to add a book to my currently reading section.
FictFact has been around for a while. I joined it after learning about it in one of my Shelfari groups back in 2010.
It's a good site for the series readers. It keeps up with the next book in a series that you need to read. (If you keep your series up to date by marking a book read) It even sends you emails when a new release in a series is coming up. So if you are a person that needs reminders this might be a good site for you to use.
I've used it off and on since I joined it but I often forget about it til I get a reminder email.
If you don't look closely you could miss what I'm currently listening to.
Next Audiobook gives you pretty covers but there's not really a lot of organization going on.
If you wanted to look at someone's profile that has a lot of audios you would have to do a lot of scrolling. There's no real shelf system.
Riffle is a fairly new site that is linked to Facebook.
Much like Shelfari, it's a quick snap shot of your books. You have three shelves: Recommend Books (your favorites), Read Books and Interested Books (books you plan to read).
BookLikes is the newest site I've joined. (Which made me think of this topic for WTF.)
BookLikes has it all. You get to combine the visual look of Shelfari and and the mutli shelves of Goodreads and plus a place for you to blog. And you get a Timeline feature much like Facebook.
Your Dashboard is setup to where you see the latest blog of the people you are following adding another Facebook like element.
On the Blog tab you can write reviews of you books or any other type of blog post.
This is not how your blog tab looks. You have to scroll down to see your post. I just use an image overlay so you could see it.
BookLikes might be a good site for someone to try out if they are thinking of getting into the blogging world. You can try your hand at maintaining a blog without the pressure to get followers.
Which book tracking sites do you love and which ones have you tried only to drop them after a few weeks? Having seeing my list which ones would you give a try for yourself?
I mostly used Shelfari and Goodreads. All the other sites I've shown you, I've not played with much but while revisiting them for this post I know I'll be dropping all of them and keeping Shelfari and Goodreads. But I think I'll play with BookLikes a little longer to see if it's something I want to maintain.
WTF has been nominated for Best Feature
in the #BBTC Awards.
in the #BBTC Awards.
Voting begins in March.