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 (* requires Pro)

- 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

- 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 unlocked by a one-time purchase. The app remains fully-featured when used without Reading List Pro.

What’s New

Version 2.0.3

Changes in v2.0.3

- Adds an iCloud Sync help screen
- When first installed, the app will now prompt to restore Pro and enable iCloud Sync, if appropriate
- More reliable purchase restoration
- Fixes an issue which could cause the app to crash when launched via a widget
- Fixes a rare issue which could cause the app to crash when viewing Lists


Reading List v2.0 is the biggest update to Reading List so far. It's been in the works for many months and includes some very frequently requested features. I hope you enjoy it!

New Features:

Reading List Pro
Some new, advanced features require the (one-time) purchase of Reading List Pro to unlock. This is to help support the future development of the app. Note: all existing features remain free.

iCloud Sync
Keep your data in sync between different devices, such as iPhone and iPad. This is the most frequently requested feature, so I'm glad to finally have it ready! Enabling iCloud Sync requires Reading List Pro.

New Look
Reading List has a new app icon! I hope you like it; the old icon can be restored in Settings if you prefer. The app has also had a UI refresh throughout, making things look a bit more consistent.

List Management
The screen to manage book lists has been revamped; it now supports filtering of lists and quicker management of list membership.

Appearance Customisation
Choose alternative app icons and override the system light/dark mode.

Multiple Windows
On iPad, you can now have Reading List open in multiple windows: see two Lists side-by-side, or keep book details open while you make notes in another window.

And More
There are numerous small tweaks and performance improvements throughout the app.

Thanks to everyone who has left a review on the App Store, shared Reading List with their friends, or messaged on Twitter or via Email. I love to see your thoughts and suggestions! If you're enjoying using Reading List please consider leaving a review on the App Store. If you're encountering any issues with v2.0, please do get in touch to let me know. To get app development updates, follow us on Twitter at @ReadingListApp.

Happy Reading!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12.6K Ratings

12.6K 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! ☺️

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. :)

ReaderJoe200 ,

The PERFECT Reading Log

This app is perfect in every way for logging books you have read, and for keeping a list of books you want to read. You can also scan barcodes at the bookstore with a touch of a button to add those titles to your “want to read” list.

You can mark your progress through Books and look back on books you have finished as well as how long it took you to finish them. You can also categorize books into a series or a genre. I use it to record my physical books, Ebooks, and audiobooks that I have read and want to read. I can also look back and see how many books I read each year since it logs when you start and finish each book. Excellent app for every bookworm!

Update: I have really been enjoying the widgets feature added to the Reading List app for iOS 14!!!! Being able to see my book progress for multiple books at a glance, and then update my page number with a tap is phenomenal. Keep up the excellent work developers, I love Reading List!

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

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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