Tag Thursday: The Finished Books Tag

In the last few years I’ve finished more books year on year than I have before. So, it’s probably time to think about what happens when I add another book to the finished pile.

I found this tag on Stephen Writes, who is a fantastic blogger and someone I’ve chatted with on Twitter several times.

Do you keep a list of the books you have read?

I do. My Goodreads and Storygraph shelves are filled with the books I’ve finished. I also have my reading journal, where I document the books I’ve read any my thoughts about them all. I’m on my third journal so far, and I’m sure I’ll be on my fourth one by the end of the summer.

If you record statistics, what statistics do you record?

I didn’t record stats before, but since using CAWPILE and The Storygraph I’ve been seeing it much clearer. It also gives me an insight to where I can pick up on my reading progress. For instance, it gives me a kick up the butt to read more authors of colour, or examine how many more digital books I’m reading to physical.

Do you give star ratings for books and if so, what do you score books out of and how do you come about this score?

I do. I used to go based on how I felt having finished the book. However, this year I started (properly) using the CAWPILE spreadsheet. It was created by G from Book Roast, and it’s a great way to take a look at books much more critically than “so how did you enjoy it?”

I don’t think any explanation of it I could give will do CAWPILE justice, so I’ll allow G to explain herself.

Do you review books?

Of course!

Where do you put your finished books?

Obviously, the finished books on my Kindle stay on my Kindle. Sometimes I go through it and unhaul books I’ve read and won’t re-read, but that isn’t done very often.

As for physical books, I have a specific shelf in my room where read books go. It’s totally separate to my TBR shelf – it’s even on another side of the room, they face each other.

Do you have any other rituals for when you have finished a book?

When I finish a book. I update my Goodreads and Storygraph profiles, log it in my reading journal, rate it on CAWPILE, and finally save €1 in my jar.

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