Update 2018: I now keep a list of favorite books on this page.
Books are the biggest source of knowledge you can get your hands on. I speed through lots of books every year but many times I have trouble recalling the ones I’ve read if, for example, someone asks me for a quick recommendation.
It’s also good to have a handy list of books read because it happens that a few months or years down the line you want to revisit a book you’ve previously read, or a specific topic. The answer to these situations is of course to keep a list of books that you read.
Goodreads is the best place to create such a list. You can very easily select the books you’ve read from their database, as well as review them, rate them and tag them for better organization.
You can even scan ISBN codes for easier entry into any of your bookshelves. This is super useful for when I’m scouring bookstores for new books to read. I previously used to take a photo of each book I liked, but now it’s much more practical to just scan its barcode and save it in my Goodreads ‘to-read’ bookshelf.
So I’ve now got my list at Goodreads which I’ll be slowly building up with the books I’m reading as well as the most impactful ones from previous years.