Tag: series tracking

Websites like FictFact

Sadly, FictFact closed its doors a few months ago and it’s left a bit if a hole in how a lot of us track our series. FictFact offered a streamlined and straightforward way to track series that no one else can really live up to. The My Next Book feature was especially handy as well as the Release Calendar. So where do we go now that FictFact is gone?

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πŸ“ Goodreads

The most obvious answer is probably Goodreads and they do a great job at tracking but not so much in tracking series. They do have an option to view all books in a series so you know which book is your next read. You could create a shelf in your My Books section for each series you want to track.

πŸ“ LibraryThing

LibraryThing is the next best tracker but again it doesn’t offer a streamlined way to view your series. It’s only really good for tracking your library and keeping lots of details about individual books.

πŸ“ BookLikes

BookLikes is another site you can use to track your reading but it is designed more as a blogging site rather than for tracking. It is possible to track your books and create shelves for them but the main focus of the site to blogging and the social aspects of an online book site.

πŸ“ Google Books

With Google Books you can track what you’ve read, add them to shelves and add reviews. It’s a bit like a watered down version of Goodreads but it’s only good for tracking your books as individuals not as series.

πŸ“ TinyCat

TinyCat is an online library you can create from your LibraryThing account. It doesn’t really offer any real way of tracking your reading. You can use the tags and categories from your LibraryThing account to create collections and an attractive virtual library. I use it mostly as a way to browse my books based on tags when I’m deciding what to read next. You need to create your TinyCat library through your LibraryThing account.

πŸ“ Litsy

Litsy is an app very similar to Instagram but it allows you to tag books in your posts and add a reading status. You can track your reading in terms of Want to Read, Currently Reading and Read with a thumbs down or up rating system. It’s very basic in terms of tracking and is more about sharing visual reading updates.

πŸ“ Apps

If none of the above work for you there are many apps for your phone or tablet that might do what you need. In my experience the ones I’ve used are mostly only good for tracking individual books and not in terms of series.

πŸ“ Spreadsheets

At the moment it seems like there isn’t really a suitable alternative to FictFact. The easiest option may be to create your own spreadsheet but this will probably be time consuming depending on how many series you need to track and you will have to keep an eye out yourself for new releases to add. You could use Excel or Google Sheets to do this but if you’re unfamiliar with how to use spreadsheets you may find it complicated at first. I’m sure there are a few tutorials on YouTube to help you out.


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Do you know of another site for tracking books and series?

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My Series Tracking Spreadsheet

Hi, guys!

I read mostly series and it can get hard to keep track of everything between shorts stories and novellas and then there are spin-offs and timelines. Ugh, it can be a lot to follow!

I use FictFact, which is amazing, but it’s not enough for me. FictFact is great for keeping track of each book within a series and what’s next in a series. The My Series section is great, it shows series title, author, next book, and your progress. But that’s not enough for me! On my spreadsheet, I track series title, author, books published, books read, novellas/short stories published, novellas/short stories read, rating, genre, and notes. Then for my completed series (of which there is only a few) I track series title, author, rating, and date completed. I really like FictFact for completed series because you can mark books as skipped if you want to. You may not want to buy some anthology just for one short story in your series. But I’m insane and have to have all the short stories!!!

I don’t give a rating if I’ve only read one bookΒ in a series so far or if I just can’t make up my mind.

Series

Author Novels Read SS SS Read Rating UF PNR HR
Anita Blake Laurell K. Hamilton 26 14 7 1 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† βœ” βœ”
Black Dagger Brotherhood J.R. Ward 15 6 1 1 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† βœ”
Captive Erica Stevens 7 2 1 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† βœ”
Cassie Palmer Karen Chance 8 7 10 7 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… βœ”
Chicagoland Vampires Chloe Neill 13 3 6 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† βœ”
Dark Swan Richelle Mead 4 1 0 βœ”
Dresden Files Jim Butcher 16 15 24 Β 6 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† βœ”
Dorina Basarab Karen Chance 4 4 5 2 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… βœ”
Elemental Assassin Jennifer Estep 16 1 12 3 βœ”
Elemental Mysteries Elizabeth Hunter 4 2 1 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† βœ”
Ellie Jordan JL Bryan 8 1 0
Fever Karen Marie Moning 9 1 2 1 βœ” βœ”
Game Maker Krelsey Cole 3 1 0
Georgina Kincaid Richelle Mead 6 1 1
Ghostwalkers Christine Feehan 13 3 0 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† βœ”
Glory St. Claire Gerry Bartlett 13 1 1 βœ”
Immortals After Dark Kresley Cole 18 6 0 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… βœ”
Iron Seas Meljean Brook 4 1 14 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† βœ” βœ”
Jolie Wilkins H.P. Mallory 5 1 1 βœ”
Kate Daniels Ilona Andrews 9 5 10 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… βœ”
Kitty Norville Carrie Vaghn 14 1 11 βœ”
Leopard People Christine Feehan 9 2 0 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† βœ”
Lords of the Underworld Gena Showalter 13 5 3 3 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… βœ”
Maiden Lane Elizabeth Hoyt 12 1 3 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… βœ”
Mercy Thompson Patricia Briggs 10 5 7 1 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† βœ”
Merry Gentry Laurell K. Hamilton 9 9 0 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† βœ”
Midnight Breed Lara Adrian 14 8 7 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† βœ”
Mortal Instruments Cassandra Clare 6 3 0 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† βœ”
Night Huntress Jeaniene Frost 7 4 6 2 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† βœ” βœ”
Psy-Changelings Nalini Singh 15 1 28 βœ”
Rachel Morgan Kim Harrison 13 1 13
Riley Jenson Keri Arthur 9 1 1
Shifters Rachel Vincent 6 3 1 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† βœ”
Sookie Stackhouse Charlaine Harris 13 11 6 5 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† βœ”
Vampire Chronicles Anne Rice 12 3 0 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Vampires in America D.B. Reynolds 11 1 6 βœ”
Victoria Nelson Tanya Huff 6 1 1 βœ”
Women of the Otherworld Kelley Armstrong 13 10 50 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… βœ” βœ”
SS - Short Story
UF - Urban Fantasy
PNR - Paranormal Romance
HR - Historical Romance

Completed Series

Such a short list, it’s so sad. Really need to get my head in the game and finish some dang series!!

Series Author Rating Date Completed
All Souls Trilogy Deborah Harkness β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† 26/3/2016
Divergent Veronica Roth β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† 17/1/2015
Harry Potter J.K. Rowling β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 13/8/2016
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† 28/5/2016
MacCarrick Brothers Kresley Cole β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 18/7/2016
Princes Elizabeth Hoyt β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 10/8/2016
Sutherland Brothers Kresley Cole β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 5/10/2016
Twilight Stephenie Meyer β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† 2008
Vampire Academy Richelle Mead β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 7/2/2013