Do you keep a list of the books you’ve read?
How? Why/why not?
Yes, I keep a list of the books I read. I started it in January 2002, using a Works database on the harddrive on my computer. I lost track for a while a couple of years ago because of a harddrive breakdown (but my brother the computer wizard managed to restore lost files later so then I picked it up again). I probably missed a few entries here and there for other reasons as well; and I don’t always list re-reads. But it’s still a record of most of my reading over the last 10 years, and I find it quite helpful.
I use it to check if I’ve read a certain book, and when; or how many I read over a certain period of time etc. As I have it on database I can also easily find which titles I read by the same author.
So far I have not used the list for ranking books, just author and title, and whether I read it as printed book, or listened to it as audio book (or, recently added, read it on Kindle).
Occasionally I review or mention certain books on my blog. I don’t do that with every book I read though.