July 26, 2014

So Many Books To Wish For, How Do You Keep Them All Organized?!

Honestly, I can say I'm a "list person". I love lists, I don't know why, maybe it's the way they look, the happy little excited feeling I get when I write one, or just the idea of how organized they are...or maybe a combination of all that and my weird need to write things down.

One of my biggest bug-a-boos, are when things are halfway.

(Okay, I know that sounds weird but hear me out first...)

I want things to be finished, not necessarily a task, so I guess I'm looking for a different word...complete. I like when things are complete. There's a weight lifted off my shoulders when I know something is done, complete, full, whatever term you want to use.

If I'm mowing the lawn, and have to stop halfway through, to go and do something else, that needs my attention RIGHT THEN, it irks me. The entire time I'm not mowing the lawn, I'm thinking I'll forget to do it, and it will still look like that by tomorrow, what might the neighbors be thinking, etc etc. There's just this pressure on me, that it keeps the thought of having to finish that thing, in my head the WHOLE time.

And you're probably thinking well, Lisa, how does this relate to books and why are you posting this nonsense on your blog? (And you might also be thinking, Lisa, you have a problem.)

When I buy books in a series and the covers don't match or the books (for some WEIRD reason) aren't the same size, it doesn't bother me as much any more. But when I don't buy the complete series right away, I get this anxious feeling, same thing when I don't mow the ENTIRE lawn.

This same thing happens when I read a REALLY good book, and want to read the author's other books, but can't do it right away.

I don't know why, and I can't really explain.

Okay, I'll admit, I have a problem. But does it really count, if I also found the perfect solution?

I tried getting rid of this feeling by writing down my "wish list" of books in a notebook, and while that was VERY satisfying, it also sucked, because I would always forget to take it with me to the store. Or I wouldn't plan on going to the store, but sponatenously decided to head there anyways.

It's just didn't work out for me.

So then I figured I would use my phone...but turns out, that my list is WAY too long, and it would take over five "lists" on my phone to put down books I need to just finish series.

...but then I came across this little, beautiful, thing called Amazon wish list. Not only can it hold however many books I want on there, but I can also easily access it from my phone, from anywhere.

So far, Amazon wish list rocks! If you aren't using it already, and are looking for a efficient way to organize the books you need and want, I would recommend giving it a try.

If you are using Amazon wish list, how do you like? How long have you been using it?

Want to go and check out my wish list? CLICK HERE!


  1. I guess I try to keep track of everything on Goodreads. I can access it from my phone and I already keep track of what I read on there so it just works for me. I can usually remember every book I own though because I have a great memory so I usually don't even need a list.
    I'm glad you found something that works for you though! :)

    1. I tried that too, but for some reason it doesn't really work to well on my phone. But it makes sense to use Goodreads, if you already use it for everything else (:


  2. I use Goodreads to keep track of everything too. I used to write down every book I wanted to purchase and sometimes I still write wish lists on paper or on my phone. It all depends on my mood.

    Great post!

    1. I did that too. Keep a list here and there, but always ended up bringing the wrong list, or forgetting it all together. I was looking for something that had it all! (:



I love hearing what you guys have to say, so don't be shy and leave a comment!