Today I have a guide to a question I recently asked myself: Where can I see which books I already have with Kindle unlimited have borrowed? It happens more and more often that I don't know whether I've already read a book or not. I can tell when I start reading, of course, but I often don't know from the title.
The reason for this is that I am just crisscrossing through a few multi-part science fiction sagas by authors like Thariot, Joshua Tree, Phillip P Peterson, Brandon Q Morris and Ben Becker work. It happens that I borrow a book and then find out that I read it a few weeks ago. Since choosing and borrowing on my lame Kindle Paperwhite from 2013 already takes a few minutes, that's a bit annoying.
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Solution: List of borrowed books
Update 17.7.2019: There seem to be problems with the solution below. Alternatively, there is also a short link that can be used on Amazon to access the list of borrowed (and returned) Kindle books:
But here for the sake of completeness the original methodthat works again in Amazon.com, but has not yet been reactivated in Amazon.de.
To get straight to the point: Amazon keeps track of which books you can buy in the customer area Kindle unlimited already borrowed. A corresponding list can be found by clicking on “My Account” and then in the area “Digital content and devices" to the point "Content and devices” clicks. In short:
- My Account
- Digital content and devices
- Content and devices
All eBooks are listed there according to the time they were loaned. Since the list is multi-page for me and the sorting is a bit chaotic, I've gotten used to maintaining it in the text editor from time to time. So I know immediately which book series I have finished and which volumes are still open.
Feature request: Note on the detail page of the book
What is currently not yet available is a note on the respective Amazon detail page of a book. It would be very helpful if you could see right away whether you had already borrowed a book or not. I hope that Amazon will deliver this feature soon. Then the process of borrowing would be much easier and I could completely save myself my manual listing.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.