I love to read. I love to read an actual, print book but I also really love reading on my Kindle. When Abby was a baby, my Kindle was the easiest way for me to read because I could read while nursing. One of the great things about the Kindle is all the free books you can get. Sometimes they aren’t so great but a lot of times really great books are offered for free as a promotional offer. I’ve read some amazing series for free. I loved the Gone to Green series. I also started the Maya Davis series and fully plan on buying book 2 and book 3 because I loved book 1 that much. I follow some pages on Facebook to find free books. One of my favorites is eReader Girl.Tame your digital clutter and organize your Kindle books Click To Tweet
But with all the free or cheap e-books available, it can make for a very cluttered Kindle. It can make it hard to decide what you want to read. I have a very simple way of organizing Kindle books. It only involves two steps but helps so much!
Set up e-book genres/categories
When I transfer books to my Kindle, the first thing I do is add them to the correct folder. I have different folders for different genres. Christian, Romance, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, etc. This helps so much when I’m trying to decide what I want to read. It helps even more when I’m looking for a certain cookbook or DIY book.
Move “read” books
Once I have read a book, I move it out of a category folder and into my “read” folder. Yes, you can have a book in two different folders at once but I prefer to just move them to read and remove them from their category. It helps keep me from choosing a book I already read when looking for a new book to read.
That’s truly it. Just two tricks help me keep my Kindle organized and easier to read. Taming my digital clutter really helps keep reading an enjoyable experience like it’s suppose to be.
I had no idea you could organize your books in folders! I need to get on that! Thanks for the tip.
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You’re welcome! I hope it works well for you. 🙂
I don’t have too many ebooks that are on my Kindle permanently. But I ended up with tons in my Kindle Cloud because I didn’t realize that NetGalley was sending some as documents and not as books, which is why I didn’t see them. Some were in there 10 times! I also get a lot of ebooks from my library, and although they expire, they still show up as a faded image. This weekend I learned how to “Manage My Devices” on Amazon and was able to clean it all up.
I have folders for genres like you suggest, and a separate folder for ARCs.
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I really need to go in through Amazon and manage some things. I need to do in and delete a bunch of documents. Thanks for reminding me of that. 🙂
I love to read books on my iPad. I have some books organized but not all of them. I need to sit down and do this with mine and I would probably end up reading more of them. I have so many I haven’t read because they were free books and I forgot what they are about. Why did I download that book again!?!?!
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I wonder why I downloaded books all. the. time. lol