One of, if not the most, popular tools among readers is the website, Goodreads. Goodreads allows users to track reading, rate books, connect with other readers and authors, and recommends books all in one place.
You can even create bookshelves to organize your books (Mine include audiobooks, book challenges, school books, summer reading, etc).
A new Goodreads account starts with three exclusive shelves, Want to Read, Currently Reading, and Read. Because these are mutually exlusive, books can only be on one of these shelves. Any book can be on an unlimited number of non-exclusive shelves.
In an earlier post, I had discussed why I believe it is important to DNF certain books, but how do you track these? One solution is to simply make a new shelf and label it DNF.
However, Goodreads requires a book to be in one of the original shelves as well, and a book I started but didn’t finish doesn’t really fit in those categories. Wanting to Read: I don’t really want to read it anymore. Currently Reading: I’m not. Read: I didn’t read it and I don’t believe it should count for my reading goal if I didn’t finish it.
The only seemingly valid answer: create a new Did Not Finish exlusive shelf. Here’s how I did it.
You’ll want to get to MY BOOKS on Goodreads.
When you get there, you’ll want to select the (Edit) next to Bookshelves
Create your “Did Not Finish” or another shelf name.
When you are at this point, Goodreads also has a section on additional information about exclusive shelves!
Simply select the box marking your new shelf as exclusive!
And there you have it, it really is that simple! Oh and, while you’re at it, you might as well friend me on Goodreads here!
If you have any tips or tricks to Goodreads, let us know in the comments!
Elaine WillisAugust 11, 2022 at 1:46 am
Thank you so much. Not having a DNF shelf has been so frustrating.
Emma ConleyAugust 11, 2022 at 2:17 pm
I know! I just had no idea which to put them in cause none of them fit! I just wanted to categorize it correctly 🙂