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message 1: by Craig (new)

Craig | 2 comments Im thinking about making a simple tool to provide some stats about my reading challenge progress. I was hoping to use the API to get the reading challenge data, but I don’t see a way to access challenge data in the API docs.

Is it possible to access reading challenge data via the API?

Thanks


message 2: by Ben (new)

Ben Babcock (tachyondecay) | 4 comments You might have already thought of this workaround and are just hoping you missed something easier, but nope. Pretty sure the stone tablets that are the Goodreads API predate the invention of reading challenges.

Use the reviews.list method to access your read shelf, sorted by date_read desc, and get a count of all the books you've read in 2020. You'll have to hardcode your challenge goal, unfortunately.

You can do something similar for previous years (create an array of your goals for each year), although you'll need to page through your read shelf, which is a bit of a pain.


message 3: by Craig (new)

Craig | 2 comments I had a feeling it would need to be done manually. Thanks for the information.


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