Reading Wish Lists

Don't let the hold on holds get you down! In addition to keeping track of items you would like to put on hold later on paper, there are lots of other great ways to keep track of books you have read and would like to read online! How do you keep track of what you want to read?

These sites are free, easy to use and provide unique ways of keeping track of what you have read and would like to read.


  • With Goodreads you can put items on "shelves" with names that you pick yourself. Like other social network sites you can have friends and join groups, but it is just a side benefit for this site. Even if you don't want to participate in those features, it is a great way to keep track of what you have read and would like to read in the future.


  • I use LibraryThing to keep track of the books I own, but it can be used in many different ways. Create lists of the books you want to put on hold, find author events nearby or just see what you might like to read next. LibraryThing is free up to 200 items in your library. You can give a lifetime membership to someone for only $25!

I find that jotting down a sentence or two after finishing a book helps me remember more about it and helps me process what I've read. The beauty of both of these sites is that no matter where you are, you can add books you want to read. Each website has an app that I have installed on my iPhone!

Written by Tara on December 20, 2010


Diane Lapierre on December 21, 2010


I love Goodreads. I just found out that two of my friends are reading the same book as me, Aimee Bender's The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

Maria on January 5, 2011


Um, ok so the holds will be back a bit after mid-feb. right?I was wondering if there was a 'set' date?


Holds will be back in mid-February after we move to our new computer system. There isn't a set date yet, but we will be working to get holds back online as soon as possible. If you see that there is an item on the shelf at a library location, give the branch a call and they will set the book/movie/CD aside for you until closing that day.

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