I read a lot.
It is not unusual for me to have three or four books on the go and a few on hold. Some books are on Kindle; others are audiobooks. I often lose track of what I am reading (especially on Kindle), so I have been looking for a tracking tool.
Here's what I found 👇
Goodreads seems to be where most people track their reading, but I struggled with it. The interface hurts my brain - the colour, the clutter - all of it.
TickTick is my task manager, and, as reading a book is technically a task, I tried tracking my reading there. That didn't work either because a book doesn't have a due date (or 'do' date - I read daily). I kept forgetting about my book list.
Then I found Literal.
Literal is a relatively new reading tracker. Features include a library with bookshelves, tracking, reviews, highlights, goals and recommendations. There's a social element, so you can follow friends, start book clubs and chat.
I love Literal's embeddable 'what I am reading?' widget and have included it on my website's Now page.
The interface is minimal and aesthetically pleasing - I want to use the app. I want to finish books to check them off.
Did I mention it's free?
If you lose track of what you are reading, or are looking for a Goodreads alternative, give Literal a try.