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Looking for a quick and simple way to keep track of the books people recommend to you, and all those well-intentioned purchases piling up in your reading backlog? Card views are a great way to get a high-level view of your reading endeavors, and to add information as you goーincluding notes and ratings. Click on a card below to see more details.
This particular reading list makes use of the . Note that this means some titles may need disambiguation in order to pull in the book cover image for you. Try visiting the book’s wikipedia article, and copy/pasting the article title into the “Title” field of your card (or table) to get the right image.
Or, you can always customize a format and process that works best for you, including adding details for the author, or manually uploading cover images.
We’ve seen our colleagues use similar patterns and techniques for everything from managing their fantasy football teams, to cutting down the time it takes to pick a show on Netflix by having a ranked backlog of “must watch” programs.
My Reading List
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Recommended
6
A Raisin in the Sun
Moby Dick
Walden
The Pillars of the Earth
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
And Then There Were None
Purchased / Borrowed
6
The Nickel Boys
Invisible Man
A Tale of Two Cities
The Hobbit
A Brief History of Time
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Reading
3
The Fire Next Time
The Glass Hotel
Contact (novel)
Completed
9
Count of Monte Cristo
The Iliad
Crime and Punishment
Station 11
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Book Thief
Matilda (novel)
All the Light We Cannot See
A Little Life

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As a table
💡 Tip: Take a look at the data section below if you’d like to have more options for status, and experiment with to customize your cards.

💡 Tip: If you’d like to save some chronological data to your reading list, try adding a Date column and apply the formula thisrow.modified() to all rows. Any changes you make (changing status, adding a book, updating your notes) will automatically update the date for that column so you can keep a log of when you finished reading books, for example.
Table view of my reading list
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Status
Title
Image
My Rating
My Notes
Wikipedia
1
Recommended
A Raisin in the Sun
Recommended by Joe
A Raisin in the Sun
2
Purchased / Borrowed
The Nickel Boys
Recommended by Andrew; purchased on 8/30
The Nickel Boys
3
Completed
Count of Monte Cristo
The whole team loved it!
The Count of Monte Cristo
4
Purchased / Borrowed
Invisible Man
Excited to read this againーit’s been since college!
Invisible Man
5
Reading
The Fire Next Time
Recommended by Jan
The Fire Next Time
6
Recommended
Moby Dick
Mr. Calabrese couldn’t believe I hadn’t read the whole book yet!
Moby-Dick
7
Completed
The Iliad
Really loved the new Caroline Alexander translation
Iliad
8
Completed
Crime and Punishment
Remember to share your new point of view on the importance of names when you get coffee with Colleen next time!
Crime and Punishment
9
Recommended
Walden
Recommended by Aunt Judy
Walden
10
Purchased / Borrowed
A Tale of Two Cities
Always wanted to read this one
A Tale of Two Cities
11
Reading
The Glass Hotel
Recommended by Bill
The Glass Hotel
12
Completed
Station 11
Hit a little too close to home
Station Eleven
13
Recommended
The Pillars of the Earth
Recommended by Angad
The Pillars of the Earth
14
Recommended
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Recommended by Mom
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
15
Purchased / Borrowed
The Hobbit
Recommended by Maria
The Hobbit
16
Recommended
And Then There Were None
From Tammy’s newsletter
And Then There Were None
17
Completed
To Kill A Mockingbird
Really glad I re-read this one. It definitely felt different as an adult than as a high school student.
To Kill a Mockingbird
18
Purchased / Borrowed
A Brief History of Time
Purchased on June 6
A Brief History of Time
19
Purchased / Borrowed
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
20
Reading
Contact (novel)
Contact (novel)
21
Completed
The Book Thief
The Book Thief
22
Completed
Matilda (novel)
Matilda (novel)
23
Completed
All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
24
Completed
A Little Life
A Little Life
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As a chart
We know pie charts garner mixed opinions. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Feel free to try visualizing as a bar chart, or if you’ve added additional details, such as the month you finished reading a book, try updating your axes to see how many books you’ve read per month.
Status Breakdown
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Data

Update the table below to create new status options for your reading list.
Reading Status
0
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Reading Status
1
Recommended
2
Purchased / Borrowed
3
Reading
4
Completed
There are no rows in this table
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