For a year I collected all sorts of information on my reading–author gender, birthplace, whether a book was a translation, publication year, etc. But it took too much time from the reading process, so instead I just let Goodreads do the work for me.

Do any of you track your reading? What do you track?

I don’t have much more to say about this, other than my biggest book was actually a collection of three books, and my least popular was from an indie author who just doesn’t have many Goodreads ratings.

My reading for 2018 made me pretty happy–tried some outside-of-my-comfort-zone reads, tried to read diversely, read fiction and nonfiction and poetry and graphic novels.

Looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings!

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

8 responses »

  1. I just use the goodreads tracking also, but I think for 2019 I also want to track how I source my books- whether they are from my TBR shelves, library, an app, bookstore, or thrift store.

  2. Crystal says:

    475 is damn impressive. I set my goal for this year at 125, and I think it’s going to be an uphill battle.

    • I have a lot of free time, and am quite fast a reader. And there’s a fair amount of graphic novels, manga, poetry, and YA in there. 😉
      I think it’s more important you enjoy your reading, anyway, regardless of numbers. Good luck meeting your goal!

  3. Dang, you read so many books! Are you planning on cutting down at all next year, or are you going to keep reading at that pace? I read around 306 books last year, but I am trying to cut down to around 200 this year so I can give myself time to focus on longer reads.

  4. You read 475 books?!? How is that humanly possible? What do you set your Goodreads goal to? I’m in shock over here.

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