A Tour of Fictfact, The Best Bookish Series Website Ever
On one of my favourite Goodreads groups, I stumbled across a thread discussing different ways to keep track of series. Especially in urban fantasy and paranormal romance this can be a chore – plenty of these series span over ten, sometimes even twenty books. One of the options was Fictfact. I messed around with it a bit, and decided that it’s the BEST WEBSITE EVER.
This is the home screen for my account. You can click on the picture to make it bigger if it’s too hard to read. In one glance you can see what books are next on your list, and what books are coming out soon. You can search for series in the search bar on the right, or browse popular series by genre.
In your series overview you can see how far along you are in a series. For example, I can see that I read 87% of the Fever books by Karen Marie Moning. At the top you can also sort the series by author name or by how far along you are.
But the way best feature of this site is the “Next” list. If you update correctly and let Fictfact know what books in a series you’ve read, it’ll tell you what book you have to read next. Especially in series where the titles look a lot like each other (yes, I’m looking at you Charlaine Harris) it’s nice to have a reminder what title to read next.
You can easily drag titles in a different order, update your books read. It also knows when books are getting published – as you can see, I still have to wait till July 2014 until I can read Burned. I love browsing through my list, changing the order, updating my series. Can’t wait to read Allegiant so I can finish that series!
One other nifty feature I’d like to show you guys is the Book Release Calendar. I know that for a lot of people it’s really hard to keep track of what book is releasing when – well, if it’s in a series, Fictfact will know.
These screenshots are all of the old version of Fictfact. They’re currently redesigning the whole site, and I think they will be done soon as the new site seems to work pretty well. So if you’re interested, you can check out the beta of the new Fictfact.
Fictfact is a site made by book lovers for other book lovers and is therefore free. It’s one of the best tools I’ve come across so far to keep track of series. Having to enter it all into a spreadsheet is such a hassle, so I prefer to let Fictfact do all the work for me, so I can spend more time reading!