Trouble with Shelves

There is this problem that occurs on my shelves and on others' shelves. If I go to someone's site and want to see what they are "currently reading" and I click on that button I see the appropriate list of books being read. Then if I want to see what their favorite books are and I click on "favorites" the shelves are empty. The only way I can get back is by clicking on "read" and then on "favorites." I can't even get back by clicking on "all".  Is there an easier way to do this??