2016 - See Your Year in Books!

Posted by Cybil on December 13, 2016
Did you read any good books this year? And did you get through your 2016 reading list? What was the longest book you finished? With 2017 just around the corner, we've crunched the data and it's time to take a look back at Your Year in Books!

And be sure to share out your Year in Books with your friends (either now or once you've wrapped up your year's worth of reading) because who doesn't love to discuss books? You can compare your recent picks with your closest pals or even Emma Watson, in case you're curious what the actress who will play the bookish Belle in Beauty and the Beast has been reading.


To see Your Year in Books, click here!



We can hear you say: "But wait, it's not the end of the year yet!" Fear not, fellow reader. Your 2016 Year in Books will keep updating until the new year. So, if you need to freshen up your Goodreads profile with just-finished novels or if you have more holiday reading plans, your stats will properly reflect your reading progress.

See Your Year in Books!


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message 1: by Dina (new)

Dina My favourite part of the reading year! I love stats. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to reflect the actual editions I read, my longest book according to this page is one I shelved as an audiobook, because that's what I listened to. It also makes my total page count much higher than it really was.


message 2: by Jason (new)

Jason Corfman Unfortunately, a lot of eBooks don't have the page count set in Goodreads, so I've read a longer book than it says, I've read a shorter book than it says, the book it says is my longest was actually considerably shorter, and my total page count is short by ~8,000 pages.

Also... how does a book with a 0.00 rating be considered the "highest rated on Goodreads"? (Books that I don't like but I understand why some people would, particularly ones that aren't in my typical genres, I tend to not give ratings because I don't want to unnecessarily punish authors just because I wanted to try something different.)


message 3: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Dina wrote: "My favourite part of the reading year! I love stats. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to reflect the actual editions I read, my longest book according to this page is one I shelved as an audiobook, be..."

You have to either select the edition that you're reading when you start or you can go in and change them (hover the picture icon to select other edition). It usually defaults to hardcover.


message 4: by Roxie (new)

Roxie Gallinger I love the way yous outlayed all of my books and how you made this more exciting to look at


message 5: by Stephen (last edited Dec 13, 2016 09:57AM) (new)

Stephen Dawson Why the hurry to have the year over?

There are still 18 days to go. Goodreads, Facebook, Veloviewer, to name but three, encouraging me to share my year. I'm looking forward to the rest of it, thanks! More books to read, more interesting places and people to see, more runs and bike rides to measure.

Yes, the info may update, but I'm not sharing till it's over!


message 6: by Dina (new)

Dina Jennifer wrote: "Dina wrote: "My favourite part of the reading year! I love stats. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to reflect the actual editions I read, my longest book according to this page is one I shelved as an ..."

I know. I have shelved all the correct editions on my profile. Unfortunately the "your year in books" stats page seems to ignore that and select the default editions, so I'm currently about 5,000 pages off.


message 7: by Marja (new)

Marja Coons-Torn I have read more than 28 books. I just updated my record to show at least six more books I read. But for some reason they aren't showing up in my count.


message 8: by Gurleen (new)

Gurleen  Marja wrote: "I have read more than 28 books. I just updated my record to show at least six more books I read. But for some reason they aren't showing up in my count."

Are you sure you put the year as 2016 and not some other year???


message 9: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Hammons Maria wrote: "My averate rating this year was of 2.7 yikes. Well, people should write better books ¯\_(ツ)_/ ¯"

As long as you enjoyed the books that you read, that's the important thing ;)


message 10: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Cherry I'm not sure why but only half my 2016 books are in my year in review! How do we add them?


message 11: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Is the site down?


message 12: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Cherry I really can't tell. The email they sent made it look like you could add books easily. But mine are all dated 2016. And I can't figure it out!


message 13: by Slash213 (new)

Slash213 Maria wrote: "My averate rating this year was of 2.7 yikes. Well, people should write better books ¯\_(ツ)_/ ¯"

Considering that this place has 5-star rating system, 3/5 designates "a good book".

If your average is in 4+ territory, you are probably using ratings wrong.


message 14: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Anze Stephen wrote: "Why the hurry to have the year over?

There are still 18 days to go. Goodreads, Facebook, Veloviewer, to name but three, encouraging me to share my year. I'm looking forward to the rest of it, than..."


Agree completely. I am not done yet either. No rush yet.


message 15: by Courtney (new)

Courtney I love looking at these. I wish it could be all year round though. I really love going through it.


message 16: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Great feature !!


message 17: by Wash your hands. (new)

Wash your hands. Slash213 wrote: "Maria wrote: "My averate rating this year was of 2.7 yikes. Well, people should write better books ¯\_(ツ)_/ ¯"

Considering that this place has 5-star rating system, 3/5 designates "a good book".

..."


My ratings are 4.2 this year, because this year I deliberately went for books I knew I would rate highly, because they were re-reads or books in a series I was already invested in or authors I already knew. Next year I'm going to push myself a bit harder but 2016 has been the year the world wishes to forget so it's cozy safeness for me until it's over.


message 18: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Dina wrote: "Jennifer wrote: "Dina wrote: "My favourite part of the reading year! I love stats. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to reflect the actual editions I read, my longest book according to this page is one..." Oh, that's weird. I noticed one of my friends also read the same book as me and hers is about 200 pages longer than my edition of it was.


message 19: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Cherry Has anyone figured out how to update your list? I updated my app but my list is still wrong


message 20: by Deborah (new)

Deborah You don't add directly to the list. Just shelve as normal and enter a 2016 date read. Then clink on the link to recreate your Year in Books.


message 21: by Donna (new)

Donna Krebs I like this concise summary of my reading this year. Will it stay forever or will it disappear when 2017 starts? I wish it would stay on forever so I could compare my reading over the years!


message 22: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Donna wrote: "I like this concise summary of my reading this year. Will it stay forever or will it disappear when 2017 starts? I wish it would stay on forever so I could compare my reading over the years!"

You can run the script for any year that you have books entered. Just change the year in the URL.


Linda Abhors the New GR Design Gurleen wrote: "Marja wrote: "I have read more than 28 books. I just updated my record to show at least six more books I read. But for some reason they aren't showing up in my count."

Are you sure you put the yea..."


In the Goodreads discussion thread people are complaining about stats not reflecting accurately, or their stats not matching with "Year in Books". I think that many of the complaints are coming from people who read eBooks, bcos of the page number issue. And for others, it's a question of not knowing that since the new rollout, you have to set the date manually on your finished books, unless you go through the home page.


message 24: by Courtney (new)

Courtney I was wondering, since we have the book that we've read with the highest rating on Goodreads but could we also have with the lowest rating??? Thanks.


message 25: by Maozamom (new)

Maozamom Elizabeth wrote: "I'm not sure why but only half my 2016 books are in my year in review! How do we add them?"

Make sure you mark the date read in the reviews.


message 26: by Barbara (new)

Barbara PLEASE add an option to log books you're re-reading without having to erase the date of first reading. This can't be that hard.


message 27: by Sori (new)

Sori This was BRILLIANT IDEA keep it for the coming years please, I really really enjoyed it!


message 28: by Sori (new)

Sori Deborah wrote: "Donna wrote: "I like this concise summary of my reading this year. Will it stay forever or will it disappear when 2017 starts? I wish it would stay on forever so I could compare my reading over the..."

OMG I didn't know this! THANKS THANKS! This is AWESOME!


Linda Abhors the New GR Design Barbara wrote: "PLEASE add an option to log books you're re-reading without having to erase the date of first reading. This can't be that hard."

Ditto that request! I have to re-read things that I teach for work, those are hours to be clocked!


message 30: by Maozamom (new)

Maozamom Donna wrote: "I like this concise summary of my reading this year. Will it stay forever or will it disappear when 2017 starts? I wish it would stay on forever so I could compare my reading over the years!"

When you go to the "2016 Reading Challenge" page you'll see a link to past years on the right side of the page. There's no reason to believe this won't continue in the future.


message 31: by Courtney (new)

Courtney Barbara wrote: "PLEASE add an option to log books you're re-reading without having to erase the date of first reading. This can't be that hard."

Yes. That is exactly what I need. I re-read books all the time and sometimes I read the first book in the series and then the second one comes out later in the year. Having an option to say that I read it twice in one year would really help.


message 32: by Emma (new)

Emma My friends on Facebook can't see this unless they're prepared to login to Goodreads - which is unlikely.


message 33: by Joseph (new)

Joseph Man I wish you people would stop changing the format on these things, every year it gets harder and harder to access the statistical data generated.


message 34: by Anna (new)

Anna Wish I could embed this on a Wordpress post or download it as a jpeg.


message 35: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Not all of my books are showing up and I have made sure all the "read" dates are set to 2016 (except one book that was a repeat). Anyone figure out why this is happening?


message 36: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Maggie wrote: "Not all of my books are showing up and I have made sure all the "read" dates are set to 2016 (except one book that was a repeat). Anyone figure out why this is happening?"

Actually, what seems to be happening is that the count on my "read in 2016" shelf is off. It says there are 24 books but only 21 on the list. Can't remember if some are missing or if the number is buggy for some reason!


message 37: by Lizy (new)

Lizy I went to check this to see a page amount from last year and it is now showing a different number and different stats to what it says underneath as the number of books I have achieved. Anyone else have the same issue?


message 38: by DA (new)

DA Lizy wrote: "I went to check this to see a page amount from last year and it is now showing a different number and different stats to what it says underneath as the number of books I have achieved. Anyone else ..."

A couple days ago my year in books lists changed to be limited to 100 books. Add one and it causes one from january to be eliminated. So in 2016 over 200 books are gone from that wonderful list showing book covers and the list seems to begin in october 2016 instead of january 2016. This year the count is missing 3 books from january showing only 100 covers instead of the 103 that I've actually read. Hope someone can change the listings back. Skimming the wonderful colored book covers was a quick way to remember and give thoughts of unread books.


Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ Is there a printer friendly version of "Your Year in Books" or some way to download as a PDF or JPG?


message 40: by DA (last edited Sep 14, 2017 10:56PM) (new)

DA DA wrote: "Lizy wrote: "I went to check this to see a page amount from last year and it is now showing a different number and different stats to what it says underneath as the number of books I have achieved...."

I don't know what I did today, 15 Sept. 2017 1:30 am, but my read list now includes all the read 2017 books. No longer limited to a 100 limit. I updated by adding "Cast in Sorrow". checked my list and it was now the true amounts read. Thank you, Thank you.
Oops. I meant to add to my message 39 from March but I think I replied to message 40 by Allison . Sorry Alison. Well you have a good question. I'd like to know that answer also.


message 41: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Dawson Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ wrote: "Is there a printer friendly version of "Your Year in Books" or some way to download as a PDF or JPG?"

I use an extension for Chrome called 'Screengrab!' which allows you to save as a PNG file an entire window/frame from a website, which works well here. You can then either take the saved image as is, or crop it with a suitable program to focus on the book covers and remove the headers at top and bottom.


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