Reading List: Book Tracker 4+

Plan & track your bookshelf

Andrew Bennet

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Easily track books you’ve read, books you’re reading, and books you want to read. Record your progress by adding the start and finish date of your books.

• Scan the barcode of a book to quickly add it to your list
• Search online to find and add books
• Alternatively, add a book manually by typing in its details
• Sync your data between all devices via iCloud

• Quickly log the dates you start and finish each book with a tap or swipe
• Order the books, to help plan what to read next
• Create your own custom lists, like "Wishlist", "Favourites", etc
• Record the current page of books you're reading
• Add your own rating and notes to each book
• View your reading statistics

• No online account or signup needed
• All data is private, stored on-device or in your iCloud account
• Export and import all your data

Some premium features require Reading List Pro, which can be purchased in the app. The app remains fully-featured when used without Reading List Pro.

Terms of Use:
Privacy Policy:

What’s New

Version 2.3.2

This update addresses an issue where the Notes editing screen could display incorrectly, obscuring the edited text. It also restores the contact email address that was accidentally missed off from the Help section, and adds more info about Free Trial expiry dates. Here's what's new in Reading List v2.3:

Starting with v2.3, Reading List Pro is available as a subscription. All existing Pro users will retain their LIFETIME UNLOCK, forever: this change only applies to new purchases. Subscriptions allow app developers to ensure that they can fund the ongoing development and maintenance of an app, and also lets me reduce the upfront cost of Pro. I've tried to price Pro fairly – approximately the cost of a paperback book per year (exchange rates may vary) – and lifetime unlock is still available as an option (but with a price increase).

Reading List Pro can now be shared with family members using Apple Family Sharing. In a book-loving family? One purchase of Pro can be shared with them all!

Now that Pro is available as a subscription, I can provide a free trial (something that isn't possible with a single purchase). If you haven't purchased Pro and want to try it out, get a week free with the yearly subscription.

On iOS 16, the Stats charts have improved appearance, and now allow you to see specific values by long pressing on the chart's bars.

A few of you emailed in to tell me that you missed the removed behaviour of the app auto-highlighting the current progress value when opening the read log screen, to allow fast updates. This has been restored. There is an option to turn this behaviour back off if you wish, in Settings -> General.

A new lock screen widget is available (the type that sits above the time on the lock screen), and existing widgets now show the progress percentage.

This update contains a few bug fixes, including a fix to an issue that could cause the Stats screen to miss books that were finished on the final day of a month. I've also put a lot of work into background performance and stability improvements, helping Reading List run smoother and more reliably.

If you enjoy using Reading List please consider leaving a rating or review. If you have any feedback, please email me at

Happy reading!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18.3K Ratings

18.3K Ratings

Jacquelinef18 ,

Excellent app!!

I love this app! I do use Goodreads to track books but I wanted someplace non-social to track the spiritual books I read since people seem to be so judgy these days no matter what faith or eclectic spirituality you espouse. I was immediately impressed w this simple book tracker and how easy it is to look up books by barcode or title, author etc and add it to custom shelves, track your reading, add a rating. Not sure why book reading always has to be a social event, tied to social media, when it’s a mostly solitary endeavor. I love that I finally have a very nice non-social book tracker! Not all features are intuitive to figure out but there is a help menu that helped me figure out for example, how to add a book to a shelf. (Have to add book to Reading list first, then scroll to bottom of book description page to Manage Lists.) LOVE that I can have a book on multiple lists! In addition to categories & book club lists, I like to have lists that tell me whether the book is in Kindle, iBooks, physical etc so I can find the book if I want to re-read it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this app and tipping the developer if you like the app since it’s completely free to use. (Tipping is under the in app settings menu.)

Developer Response ,

Many thanks for the lovely review! ☺️

💜 CLP 💜 ,

Best Book Tracking App!!

Love this app so much!! I do have Goodreads and I keep it so I can see my friends books and they can see mine, but other than that I only use Reading List. I love the simplicity of the app, whereas I find Goodreads to be kind of visually cluttered if that makes sense. I would rather have simplicity and organization than an abundance of recommendations and reviews so this app is perfect for me! Its design is simple and clean—it makes finding books and making lists so incredibly easy! I love the feature of being able to scan the barcode to find books, especially if you have a special edition of a book you want to add. Even the fact that you can add books manually is super cool! (Although I haven’t used that feature yet.) And being able to customize my lists and easily sort the books in them is huge also. And lastly, although there are many different features you could add to this app, I think it’s great how it is :) Definitely the app I will be using to track all of my reading, so glad I found it!! ❤️📚

sky_blue02 ,

Very happy so far...

I haven’t seen any ads. The app is very straightforward and easy to figure out. I didn’t encounter any limits on adding books. I like how elegant it is. I felt like other book-tracking apps were over-complicated. The features were so layered and I drowned in them. It distracted from the goal of reading and took up too much time. I feel more productive with this app. The interface is very clear. At a glance I can see my progress on several books. I like that I can edit the information for books and add custom covers because I have a lot of old books that have no ISBNs and are hard to find for sale or listed online. Thank you very much to the developer! It’s an underrated skill to know just what to include in an app and not to have too much. Less is indeed more when it means that you’re not drowned in complexity or unnecessary features and can get your work (in this case, reading) done so efficiently. :)

I just wanted to add that I’d love to see support for Roman numerals (they are usually used in the introductions and prefaces). I hope you consider adding that feature in the future. :)


Reading List Pro (Yearly)
Unlocks statistics, iCloud sync, and more
Free Trial

In-App Purchases

Reading List Pro (Lifetime)
Unlocks statistics, iCloud sync, and more

App Privacy

The developer, Andrew Bennet, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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