Oct 12, 2009

"To Read" List on Goodreads

I add books to my Goodreads list as I go along. That's one way I keep track of my TBR list, although not every book I like and want to read is there. Took a look this morning at the To Read section and found 30 books.

Starting with the mysteries: There are a noir mystery, The Devil's Whisper by Miyuki Miyabe; Black Hole: A Novel of Psychological Suspense by Kitty Sewell; Murder For Hire: The Peruvian Pigeon by Dana Fredsti;

two cozies, To Hell in a Handbasket and A Real Basket Case by Beth Groundwater; a mystery series set in Shanghai, The Mao Case: An Inspector Chen Novel by Qiu Xialong;

plus an Alaskan series, Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow, and a British mystery, Green for Danger by Christianna Brand. There's a mixture of authors - Japanese, Chinese, American, British. With mysteries set in different locations, I often learn about new places while enjoying a good plot.

The other genres I'll look at later. It's hard to tackle the list when other books keep cropping up, screaming at you to read them first.

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16 comments:

  1. I use 'To Read' on Goodreads for all the books that I own but haven't read yet, and I use Library Thing's wishlist for all the books I want to read that I don't own. I know that one f these days I'll get completely lost and buried under the mountain of all the TBR books lol!

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  2. I do the opposite of Lilly for the most part. :) My to read list on goodreads includes books that I own and don't own, while LT only contains those I own. My goodreads tbr is a little intimidating (and I haven't updated it in a while either).

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  3. I don't keep a TBR list on Goodreads. I'm not really sure why. But I do keep one on Amazon and Bookmooch.

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  4. This is a good idea-up until now I have always used my Amazon.com wish list to keep track of my TBR list-I think I will keep one on Goodreads also now

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  5. I don't follow lists--In fact, the first time I ever looked at the New York Times Best Sellers list was this summer while doinga reading challenge. But I can see it would be a good way to pick out what you want to read.

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  6. Wow, how have I never thought of this before? What a good idea! (And here I've been keeping lists on paper--no really...am I living in the dark ages?)

    Anyway, I just wanted to say hi because I stumbled across your blog today and I really enjoyed it. I hope you don't mind that I'm following you now...

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  7. Hi Harvee! I don't use Goodreads enough. Makes me want to maximize my membership on this site.

    Here in Manila, the more popular site along these lines is Shelfari. That's where I also met people from my book club.

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  8. What a great idea to list your "To Read" list on Good Reads. I have up to this time have just added all my books that I buy and will read onto my Library Thing bookshelf, but it would be nice to have a dedicated list! Thanks for the idea! And sharing some of your books... I noticed a Japanese author in there... Japanese Literature Challenge?! :D

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  9. I totally understand how all the books are screaming your name. But I love making those lists on Goodreads and every once in a while being able to check one done!

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  10. I use Visual Bookshelf on Facebook to keep track of the books I want to read. I had been keeping track using sticky notes all over my desk . . . not very efficient!

    I keep hearing about good reads, but have never checked it out myself. How do you like it?

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  11. My TO Read shelf on GoodReads is completely insanely out of control.

    :D

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  12. I also use Good Reads/love it and "To Read" for books that I want to get to--some that I own, and others that I do not.

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  13. I don't keep a TBR list anywhere because I have a bookcase next to the bed specifically for them. Sometimes, when I wake during the night, I think I hear voices crying, "Read me, read me!"

    But like you, Harvee, something new screams at me instead. Heartless, I know, but at least my TBRs have a nice and loving home.

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  14. between goodreads, librarything, amazon, and audible.com...i have my wish lists spread out. that way it doesn't look so bad. sometimes i like one more than another but that's ok. but some days, i do think about dropping some and combining. i have not one good reason why i have not.

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  15. i have to keep my wish lists spread out or dh gets very nervous that i might do something rash. which is also the reason to keep books i have read moving thru the house instead of staying...ok, so i have some that are still lingering. but ... well...

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  16. Thank heavens for the basement, where I keep most of my books. Gets a tad humid down there in the summer, but well...wish I had a cllimate controlled library.

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