Lists of books read. List of books to read. List of good books. List of great books. List of award-winning books. Lists of. Lists. Lists. Lists.
I like keeping lists because it spells out a target to achieve and let's you measure your progress towards it. I keep an excel list of books bought (sorted by year, arranged chronologically, with auto-calculations of % of RM saved from discounts and % of read vs bought and ...). I keep another excel list of the 501 Must-Read books (sorted by category, with % of books owned, books read, books read per category ...).
And I am not alone! There are people out there that are list-centric too! I discovered a nifty little thing while browsing The Old Book Bag.
List of Bests lets you keep and mark lists of anything and everything. You can latch on to existing lists too - there is already a list of Booker prize books,a list of Pulitzer prize books, and many many personal book lists of other people. The best thing I like about it is that it you can add your list (with % or progress!) to your blog. I like!
I've added the 501 Must-Read list to this blog (see side panel). So far I've filled up Children's Fiction and Memoirs, I'll be slowly adding the rest. The process of filling up a list a tad bit tedious.
Want to keep a list of your progress on the 501's? Want to track your reads of award-winning books? Just add them to your list. You need a account with List of Bests first though.