Books in 2023

For a while, I’ve wanted to have somewhere to track books I’ve read, want to read, get recommendations and the like but wanted to stay away from GoodReads until Amazon start paying taxes. Right at the end of November, I found an app/website called Storygraph which does all that and more, and has even been more favourably reviewed than GoodReads even outside of the ‘ethical millenial’ criteria. It’s got a bunch of lovely graphs so I can share that on the blog!
So there’s not a lot of data as although I’ve logged all the books I can remember reading ever, it only counts the ones I actually read in/since November this year. Next year will be interesting to compare…

book moods

The moods are set by my own tags and those of other Storygraph users.
I read the Sundering trilogy (mostly in October and finished in November, it counts!); the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Black Dossier; reflective was The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (a very late, but helpful, guide to parenting); informative was Vegan(ish) and emotional was the final Gotrek and Felix book (in the End Times series, not Age of Sigmar) probably because he dies at the end. Can’t be a spoiler, it’s called “Part 2 of the Doom of Gotrek Gurnisson”. So I have a lean towards adventure at this early stage.

book pace

Most books seem to be medium or slow paced… not sure what that tells anyone yet. Not enough data yet?

book pages

I’ve mostly read shorter books… possibly skewed by the fact that there’s a comic book and a recipe book in the mix? Page numbers don’t mean much to me since I read most things digitally now (except, notably, comic books) so this one will keep surprising me.

book fiction

I’m trying to broaden my tastes a lot, ever since the year when I realised I’d done nothing but re-read Discworld novels for at least two years. There’s a lot of fiction here but I’m moving in the right direction.

book genres

Comics doesn’t seem like a genre to me, interesting regardless.

I’ve been working my way through The Count of Monte Cristo for all of December (should push my ‘long books’ count up) and enjoying it very much, looking forward to seeing how these results change over the next year too.

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