Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.
I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…
How do you organize your Goodreads Shelves?
I JUST spent months reorganizing my shelves. It’s been a big project and I’m not sure if I’m finished yet.
First I deleted every unread book. Yeah. They were that messed up.
Then I deleted just about every shelf.
Then I created new ones… after a ton of thought. My new shelves are:
These are your basics, with one added – paused. Books I think I want to come back to. I debated having a DNF shelf. But I’m going to leave those in the Read category with a 1 star rating.
Shelves for keeping track of what I own:
I decided one of my struggles has been keeping track of what I own. So if I am given a book for review or if I purchase it, it will immediately go on one of these shelves and stay there. If I’m trying to decide what to read, I can use multiple shelves to decide (thus filtering out the already read books).
Shelves for keeping track of challenges:
I sort of tried my hand at this previously so there’s a couple shelves there already. But mainly this is in preparation for next year’s tracking.
Shelves for sorting the genres I read:
I debated making this books I have read vs books I want to read. I’ve decided it will be both and I can use multiple shelves if I’m looking for what I want to read. These are all the genres I use for COYER so I decided it would be an easy sorting mechanism.