My Goodreads account is pretty well-curated. I have some genre shelves, some intended audience shelves, and an exclusive shelf for those I didn’t finish.
But here’s my dilemma:
I use my “to-read” shelf to help determine my next book to read. It’s like my constant running list of what is next on my literary to-do list. Typically I select those books that I have review copies for or have physically in my possession (I would really like to one day say that I’ve read every book I own instead of a bookshelf of a ton of question marks).
But what about those books that just catch my eye? Those that either Goodreads recommends for me or those that I stumble across due to the blogging community or friends? Those books aren’t a “priority” read; I will likely not read them until I am more confident with where I stand with my review copies. Do they belong on my “to-read” shelf?
Now I know that there is the ability on Goodreads to sort your books–to rank them and create a real queue. But that is always so hard for me to keep up with and I tend to ignore that.
So I created a shelf called “would-like-to-read”. I was about to place all those books that aren’t on my real queue there to separate them from those that are real priorities. But where do I draw that line? It’s really not as clear cut as I was hoping.