Keeping track of a book series

Published February 11, 2014

Do you read a lot of series of books? I do. Books from the likes of Clive Cussler, Jeffrey Deaver, Bernard Cornwell, and Alex Scarrow all make my list. And the list is the key point here. Sometimes, particularly if there are double digits worth of books in a series, it can be hard to keep track. It’s okay if you’re just working through a trilogy, it’s not difficult to keep your place, but something like the Sharpe series has 24 books, and they’re written out of sequence in terms of dates and history. Tricky.

I found an interesting site called FictFact, which not only helps you keep track of what you’ve read and what is next on your list, but also keeps tabs on what the author is up to.

Next book list

There are plenty of lists to follow and track, keeping up to date with which book in a series you’ve just finished and recommending the next in line. There’s also a personalised calendar so that when you’ve reached the end of the current series and are eagerly awaiting the next instalment, you’ll know exactly when it’s being released.

This is the kind of site that picks one problem, solves it, and does that one thing really well. I haven’t invested a huge amount of time in logging all the many series’ I’ve been reading, but I think it will be worth the effort.

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