Celebrate Your 2019 Year in Books!

Posted by Cybil on December 16, 2019


How was your reading this year?

For us book lovers, as we scan the list of books we read this year, there’s a sense of bumping into old friends. Sometimes, we remember vividly where we were when we read a book, or we smile at recalling a character we loved. For some, there’s a feeling of accomplishment and for others, there’s nostalgia for the feelings evoked by the stories we experienced.

To help you revisit your year of reading, we've created your personalized Year in Books, an infographic about your 2019 reading complete with some fun stats and a customizable introduction.

Don’t keep it to yourself! Share your Year in Books with friends on social media with the hashtag #MyYearInBooks and help them discover more great reads.

Of course, you can always find your Year in Books anytime during the year by clicking on the link in the 'My Books' section of the Goodreads apps or website.

If you've got major reading plans over the holidays, never fear!

Your Year in Books will automatically update with any books you marked as read in 2019. We understand how important it is to have your complete year of reading.

Are you missing any books you read this year?

No problem! Here's how to add them to your infographic.


See Your Year in Books!





Join the conversation and share your Year in Books with the hashtag #MyYearInBooks on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


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Comments Showing 1-50 of 53 (53 new)


message 1: by Mel (new)

Mel I wish this would generate an actual image and link I could share on social media. All it shows is a generic "sign in" link that could be for anything - nothing specific to my year in books.


message 2: by Thom (new)

Thom Mel, for posting externally, make sure you use the link that has your id# - yours is 528350 - link: https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_i...


message 3: by Christina (last edited Dec 16, 2019 09:33AM) (new)

Christina What I see here are two differing notions of "personal infographic of books read in 2019": sharing one's own personal book journey for 2019, and sharing the goodreads/user/ link with others so they can regard their own personal books-read list.

I already know what I've read this year. If others could see what I've read, and i could see an infographic of what other Goodreads accounts have enjoyed this year, there'd be greater potential for sharing reading ideas for 2020 and years to come.

I see that the icon links for social media: Facebook, Twitter have Goodreads Year in Books urls with our account numbers instead of generic 'user', so we can share with others. But the text in the article is constrained to 'here's your own Year in Books' description.


message 4: by Laurence (new)

Laurence Mel, you should be able to post to twitter, facebook and pintrest. You'll be asked to log into the appropriate social media account to do so.


Last_page_books When I click the social media icons...I still get nothing showing. Just a sign in.


message 6: by Bakertyl (new)

Bakertyl Still waiting on a link to a printable PDF or JPEG version... would make it easy to share online (as post) or print out for my classroom, to help promote reading to my students.
I've asked for this for a couple years now, not a huge deal but would be nice.


message 7: by Laurence (new)

Laurence That would be great


message 8: by Pallavi (new)

Pallavi Thanks for posting this Goodreads, it's really thoughtful. I joined Goodreads at the beginning of this year, took up a reading challenge instantly and this post sums it all up. It turned out to be a great 2019 indeed. 😃☺️


message 9: by Samantha (new)

Samantha M. My year in books is three books behind my Reading Challenge, and the dates for my books read is already updated, so the "add them to your infographic" info is useless to me. And I'm with Mel and Last_page_books and Bakertyl.


message 10: by Charlie (new)

Charlie F My year in books has one MORE book than I have in my reading challenge. Why hasn't this updated


message 11: by Laura (new)

Laura Hutchison A PDF version would be awesome!!


message 12: by TMR (new)

TMR Sounds awesome, but it would make more sense being posted when the year is actually ending like say December 31 or a day earlier. Posting now won’t make it accurate if you plan to read till the beginning of January. But still a good idea.


message 13: by Morgan (new)

Morgan I always find it interesting which book you read is the most read on here. Apparently, Macbeth has more readers than Moby-Dick, makes sense though. Spinoza's Ethics has less than 400 people who read that book.


message 14: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Can't share on Facebook since all I get is sign in and nothing else. I have tried multiple times so don't tell me I should be able to share it.


message 15: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Can't share to Facebook because all I get is a link box that says sign in. Don't tell I can share it since I already know and everyone else can. I clicked the share link for Facebook and even copied and pasted the link on Facebook.


message 16: by Erin (new)

Erin Same sharing problem as everyone else. Very disappointing.


message 17: by Lauren (new)

Lauren McKeon Jenkins Same as a comment above, it only posts a link to sign into Goodreads. I am sharing my specific infographic and I am logged in to all the sites I’ve tried. Something’s not working.


message 18: by Karen (new)

Karen The Masked Reader wrote: "Sounds awesome, but it would make more sense being posted when the year is actually ending like say December 31 or a day earlier. Posting now won’t make it accurate if you plan to read till the beg..."

Don't worry, Lauren. It keeps updating till the end of the year, so you can keep reading and it still "counts!"


message 19: by Thom (last edited Dec 16, 2019 10:48PM) (new)

Thom Will try again. This URL has a userID at the end - this one belongs to Christina. I tried it on a browser with no goodreads logged in and saw her graphic for 56 books read.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_i...

Anybody can replace her userID with their own and see their list. Also, the year can be changed from 2019 to another, going back to when they joined goodreads.

You will only see social media links on your own list. The Twitter one works (I used it); facebook link appears to be broken and I can't tell if the Pintrest link works or not.


message 20: by Jovana (new)

Jovana Plavsa Bakertyl wrote: "Still waiting on a link to a printable PDF or JPEG version... would make it easy to share online (as post) or print out for my classroom, to help promote reading to my students.
I've asked for this..."

I done the same few years ago and still nothing...


message 21: by Laura (new)

Laura (laurasloaninglibrary) Hi Friends! I create custom story templates on IG and post them on my account, @laurasloaninglibrary

I've got one up today where you can translate all of this information on social (and it's pretty-looking)


message 22: by Hilma (new)

Hilma Nice to see what I have read this year. Thanks!


message 23: by Niklas (new)

Niklas Pivic A downloadable PDF and PNG version is needed.


message 24: by Wes (new)

Wes I don't see the point. It's simple for me to go to my reading challenge to review what I've read in 2019. I'm not going to quite make my challenge unless I deliberately pick a couple very short books, and I'll not do that.


message 25: by William Bonner (new)

William Bonner I would recommend Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger. Looking forward to reading This Tender land when it's out in paperback. Another book recommended by my son, the end of the world running club by Adrian Walker has been out for a few years now, sometimes good books slip by me. Thanks to goodreads for keeping me posted


message 26: by Tracy (new)

Tracy This infographic has never worked for me. Even with 2019 dates set, it continues to miss books :(


message 27: by Gerti (new)

Gerti i can´t put in on my FB profile. since months there´s no possibility to share any updates on FB. Either i use the link to do it, the hashtag
only drives me to twitter, but i´m not on twitter


message 28: by Jamay, Goodreads employee (new)

Jamay Lau For those of you having problems sharing, please make sure that you set "Who Can View My Profile" to "anyone" in your Account Settings.

Otherwise, others will need to log in (to confirm they are either Goodreads members or your friends) to view.


message 29: by Martha☀ (new)

Martha☀ I would really like it if this graphic tallied up the number of five star and one star reads in a similar way to the longest and shortest books graphic. (You had eighteen 5-star reads and three 1 star reads) I would also like to see the length of time it took - the quickest read and the longest read. ( You read XX in 2 days and XX in 4 months and 16 days)
Is this the place to request these kind of additions?


message 30: by Scott (new)

Scott It would nice if the link on Facebook could be more appealing. It just says "sign in" with a small part of the Goodreads logo. Who would click on that?


message 31: by Paige (new)

Paige Turner I posted mine to Facebook just now and it worked just fine for me.


message 32: by Mike (new)

Mike I use to be able to post on Facebook, but the rules seem to have changed. When I post now I don’t have a list anymore


message 33: by Terri (new)

Terri 100% does not show my year in reading. I can click the Facebook or Twitter link on this page, my information is not shared. I can make sure I post my user is on Facebook, it is not shared. In the first instance, the bookshelf graphic is shown, but not my information. I. The second circumstance, a gray sign-in bar is displayed.

I’m not stupid. The code is bad. This is a frustrating, misleading post.


message 34: by Sarah (new)

Sarah This was the least I've ever read. I had a really rough year, that kept me so distracted. I'm finally back to reading and I absolutely intend to make up for lost time.


message 35: by Ken (new)

Ken I'm not going to share a sign in page.


message 36: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Holt I was really excited to share my year in books on FB but the link won’t work without my friends having to sign in. So disappointing!!!! I also miss the days when we could share what we were reading from Goodreads to FB.


message 37: by Janda (new)

Janda Howey The infographic is inaccurate. The reading challenge says I have read 149 books. The infographic only has 144. Even though the bottom of the page has the correct number. How can I correct this. I haven't had this problem in other years.


message 38: by Erika (new)

Erika Thom, how do you find your own user id number? I’m still having no luck posting mine. I just get a sign in link as well.


message 39: by Lacey (new)

Lacey Jamay wrote: "For those of you having problems sharing, please make sure that you set "Who Can View My Profile" to "anyone" in your Account Settings.

Otherwise, others will need to log in (to confirm they are ..."


I was having the same issue and did what this person suggested and it fixed the problem. :)


message 40: by Eve (new)

Eve Kay I really like this, thanks GR!


message 41: by Scott (new)

Scott Erika wrote: "Thom, how do you find your own user id number? I’m still having no luck posting mine. I just get a sign in link as well."

It's at the end of the URL when you go to your year in books.


message 42: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Scott wrote: "Erika wrote: "Thom, how do you find your own user id number? I’m still having no luck posting mine. I just get a sign in link as well."

It's at the end of the URL when you go to your year in books."


I did not find mine there. I found mine by selecting "My Books" at the top of the screen. It's the number at the end of that URL.


message 43: by Tasha (last edited Dec 31, 2019 10:47AM) (new)

Tasha To summarize the workaround for how to get a good link to share on FB or anywhere:
1) Make sure your account is open to anyone to view. Go to Account Settings >> Settings >> Who Can View My Profile and set it to "Anyone".
2) Go to the My Books link at the top of your Goodreads screen and click. Copy the number at the end of the URL. This is your Goodreads ID.
3) Use this link for social sharing, inserting your ID at the end: www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/... ID number


message 44: by Johnathan (last edited Dec 31, 2019 11:05AM) (new)

Johnathan 1) Books are not updated. I finished 111 in my yearly challenge. Year in review shows 106. All books show in yearly challenge, and all are updated with 2019.
2) Sharing to social media is terrible - you can't show previews or anything.


message 45: by Scott (new)

Scott Tasha wrote: "To summarize the workaround for how to get a good link to share on FB or anywhere:
1) Make sure your account is open to anyone to view. Go to Account Settings >> Settings >> Who Can View My Profile..."


Ah, got it now! I forgot that my profile wasn't open. Thanks Tasha.


message 46: by Scott (new)

Scott Johnathan wrote: "1) Books are not updated. I finished 111 in my yearly challenge. Year in review shows 106. All books show in yearly challenge, and all are updated with 2019.
2) Sharing to social media is terrible..."


Johnathan, I see 111 when I look at your Year. Some have said that it is slow to update these days but it looks okay now.


message 47: by Martha☀ (new)

Martha☀ Scott wrote: "Johnathan wrote: "1) Books are not updated. I finished 111 in my yearly challenge. Year in review shows 106. All books show in yearly challenge, and all are updated with 2019.
2) Sharing to social..."


Mine took three days after a change to become accurate, especially since I was still reading, completing and reviewing but it eventually caught up.


message 48: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Shock Mel wrote: "I wish this would generate an actual image and link I could share on social media. All it shows is a generic "sign in" link that could be for anything - nothing specific to my year in books."

It’s all I get as well.


message 49: by Michelle I. (new)

Michelle I. For everyone who's having trouble sharing this on Facebook, the trick is to ignore the "share on FB button" and instead just copy the URL from your browser and paste it into your post on FB!


message 50: by Cassie (new)

Cassie Martha☀ wrote: "I would really like it if this graphic tallied up the number of five star and one star reads in a similar way to the longest and shortest books graphic. (You had eighteen 5-star reads and three 1 s..."

I concur!


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