2013 - Your Year in Books!

Posted by Suzanne on December 19, 2013
You've been reading all year long. Devouring books on vacation or during your commute, sneaking a chapter during lunch breaks, and staying up way too late reading just one more page...it's been a delicious year of words, words, words!

Now that we’re nearing the end of 2013, we thought it would be fun to take a look at your year in books. Check out a visual representation of your reading year and reexperience everything you learned and felt over the past 12 months!

To see your Year in Books, click here!






Is your 2013 list missing some books? Don't worry! You can add the date you read a book to any book review. Click on the “Edit Review” link next to your rating/review and you’ll find the “Date I finished this book” option there.

Want to Learn More About What You Read in 2013?

Unlike Oliver Twist, there is more for you! When you add your books to Goodreads, it populates your own personalized stats page. Want to know how many pages you read? What was the longest book you read this year? Which books got your highest ratings? To see how your year of reading shaped up, head over to your stats page here.





Did your stats surprise you? Are there other fun facts you would like to see included in your stats page? Tell us in the comments!


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message 1: by Sam (new)

Sam Honestly, I love looking at my stats page and seeing what all I've read throughout the year. A couple suggestions for other stats breakdowns that I would enjoy seeing include not just pages or publication year, but also the book genres and it would even be cool to see how many books were read each month.


message 2: by Kathrine (new)

Kathrine I like to look at my stats page, but I miss a few information. It could be nice to see the average number of pages per book. It allready shows the longest book, but it could also be interessesting to see the shortest book.


message 3: by Penny (new)

Penny de Vries It is very odd that i have listed quite a few books that i have read this year with dates but only 5 are showing in my stats for this year


message 4: by Penny (new)

Penny de Vries I've just realised why; I thought the date added was the date read .I have now updated it correctly.


message 5: by Sheryl (new)

Sheryl I love stats, and I love the book challenge! I did not make my goal, partially because one if the books I read was 1100 pages. It would be great if you could offer a book challenge by number of pages, and even better, if the book challenge and stats was available via the mobile app (for me, my primary way if accessing GoodReads.) thanks for a great site and service!


message 6: by Kaitlin (new)

Kaitlin This is so great! I wish there was a way to embed it on my blog!!


message 7: by Tim (new)

Tim Harding I wish the date I marked a book as read was automatically added as the 'read date'. I didn't realize I had to mark the date read so now my books are mostly missing that data.


message 8: by Emily, Goodreads employee (new)

Emily Hey Tim - this is a great suggestion! We don't automatically enter the date read right now because some members like to add lots of books that they've read in the past at one time. It would be cool if we had an option for this, though.

However, the date read does set automatically if you mark a book as "currently-reading" first.


message 9: by Tim (new)

Tim Harding Good to know, thanks!


message 10: by Simone (new)

Simone Pond it's great seeing all the places authors have taken me this last year!


message 11: by jeanie (new)

jeanie Is it possible to share the graphic of the books I've read this year on my facebook page?


message 12: by Sharad (new)

Sharad Gupta This is a great idea! I have read many books throughout the year and would love to see this visualized.

Also, check out this new web site www.myBookSquare.com that allows finding folks with similar reading interests in your own neighborhood through sharing of bookshelves.


message 13: by Jenn (new)

Jenn I agree with Sheryl . . . I would love if the book challenge was available on the apps as I use my Ipad most of the time. :)


message 14: by Ronnie (new)

Ronnie Darby I wish that they would use the old Kindle books that I have read over the years. I wouldn't, however, be able to put dates read on them. Too long ago. I know what I've read by looking at my Kindle cloud. Why can't Goodreads import the Kindle cloud info. As I understand, Amazon has recently acquired Goodreads so should be able to interchange the data.


message 15: by Eli (new)

Eli Mandel My stats surprised me to the extent that I'd forgotten about some of the books I'd read this year and it was nice to be reminded of them; this is precisely why I'm on Goodreads, so that's cool.


message 16: by Beth (new)

Beth It would be nice if you could have books listed for more than one year...there are some I enjoy reading multiple times and when I add them for the current year, it takes them out of the previous years' stats.


message 17: by Nathan (new)

Nathan Just out of curiosity, about the yearly page count stat: is that the total of all books finished in a year, or if I start a book one year and finish it the following year, will it account for what page I reported being on at the end of the year and only count the pages after that toward the next year's stats?


message 18: by Ronnie (new)

Ronnie Darby Eli wrote: "My stats surprised me to the extent that I'd forgotten about some of the books I'd read this year and it was nice to be reminded of them; this is precisely why I'm on Goodreads, so that's cool."

Yea, I had the same problem. Most of the books I have read in previous years but I imported them from the Kindle cloud all at the same time so they all have the current date. I was able to rate at least most of them.


message 19: by Ronnie (new)

Ronnie Darby Beth wrote: "It would be nice if you could have books listed for more than one year...there are some I enjoy reading multiple times and when I add them for the current year, it takes them out of the previous ye..."

I also read books multiple times. I have a memory problem that makes me forget really quickly. So, I am able to read some books over and over and get just as much enjoyment each time I read them.


message 20: by Ronnie (new)

Ronnie Darby Eli wrote: "My stats surprised me to the extent that I'd forgotten about some of the books I'd read this year and it was nice to be reminded of them; this is precisely why I'm on Goodreads, so that's cool."

Yea, I had the same problem. Most of the books I have read in previous years but I imported them from the Kindle cloud all at the same time so they all have the current date. I was able to rate at least most of them.


message 21: by Ronnie (new)

Ronnie Darby Eli wrote: "My stats surprised me to the extent that I'd forgotten about some of the books I'd read this year and it was nice to be reminded of them; this is precisely why I'm on Goodreads, so that's cool."

Yea, I had the same problem. Most of the books I have read in previous years but I imported them from the Kindle cloud all at the same time so they all have the current date. I was able to rate at least most of them.


message 22: by Donna (new)

Donna What a shame that on the android app the click here feature just takex me to my normal shelves page. I mostly use the app to update/look at goodreads


message 23: by Ju$tin (new)

Ju$tin Penny wrote: "I've just realised why; I thought the date added was the date read .I have now updated it correctly."

Lol


message 24: by Charles (new)

Charles I am ashamed to say that 2013 was a pretty slow year for me, reading wise (hangs head in shame). I can say I did a decent job with my ebook reading was ok, however I really like to read physical copies. I can say that so far I have completed one book for the year! I am looking forward to reading the classic, "As A Man Thinketh" soon.


message 25: by Ronnie (new)

Ronnie Darby Beth wrote: "It would be nice if you could have books listed for more than one year...there are some I enjoy reading multiple times and when I add them for the current year, it takes them out of the previous ye..."

Concur.


message 26: by Ronnie (new)

Ronnie Darby I have so many books on my Read shelf that I'll never find time to rate them all, have no idea what date I read them, and a lot of other info they want.


message 27: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Rosca Could there be a feature for the percentage of each genre we read for the year? Such as a scale graph that told you 65% of the total books you read for 2013 were young adult, 25% of the books were nonfiction, 32% of the books you read were romance.


message 28: by Allen (new)

Allen Is it possible to go back now and list books from 2013, 2012 etc as I have done with 2014? I love the feature.


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