Thursday, October 18, 2018

How Are You Keeping Track of Your To-Review Books?

As a book blogger I’ve been receiving books to review for years. And I love it! It’s something I’m honestly still proud of. Authors and publishers that choose me to review there book. I mean does it get any better than that? In the early days of Maureen’s Books I used to accept every review request. I was just so honored that people picked me to read their book that I wanted to read them all. Even if it were books that didn’t really spark my interest, or were in a genre I normally didn’t read. Soon I had way to much books to review and I couldn’t read fast enough to keep up. So I updated my review policy and nowadays I’m only accepting review requests if the book interests me and I have the time. 

But still it’s hard to keep track of all the books to review at times. I manage, but I keep thinking I need to find something to make it easier to keep track of all those books. I have used a notebook, but I found it didn’t work quite as well since some books needed to be read earlier than others and I would miss some because they weren’t in order. Currently I’m using an excel sheet, but I keep changing it since I’m still not completely convinced this works the way I want it too.

Obviously I write a review date in my planner if theirs still a publish date coming up. But flipping through my planner every time just doesn’t sound like a good way to keep track either. 

So tell me, how do you keep track of the books you need to review? 

Do you use a notebook? Words, Excel?


  1. I don't. ^^; I do need to find a system, it would be helpful.

    1. It would right?! I heard Trish @ Between My Lines made an arc's list on Goodreads for her TBR books.. Sounds like a promising idea.

  2. I usually use an agenda. I write down the date and try to plan my readings in order to have the ARC read before it comes out. However, I fail a lot of times - unless, it's blog tour.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    1. I know what you mean. I used to use an agenda too. But since it only seemed to work for Tours etc. I stopped that. Hmm.. I have to think of something. :D


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