James Molloy Writer
The Story, TheStoryGraph
Hi there, and welcome back to the blog.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the blog and to thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. If you like this post, I hope you will take the time to go back and read some of the other posts already published on the website, and we’ll see you back here for lots more in the future.
This week I would like to talk to you about a website I’ve been using as of late called TheStorygraph.
TheStorygraph is a website that tracks the reading stats of users and gives you a lot of helpful information on what type of books you like and the genres you prefer to read. It also offers helpful stats, such as keeping the number of books you’ve read in a year and the number of pages you’ve read throughout your reading experience.
The level of statistics you get from TheStoryGraph is unrivalled. It will be my number one website for keeping track of my reading from 2022 onwards, as I already have an account with Goodreads, and they are currently keeping track of my 2021 Reading Challenge – which I will go into in more detail on a later blog post.
My own stats were eye-opening to me as I had certain thoughts about what I would be more into when it comes to books; however, as it turns out, some of my preconceived ideas about what I would like would turn out to be wrong.
For example, before I started using TheStorygraph, I felt sure that I would have read more non-fiction books than fiction. However, that assumption was wrong as it shows that I read nearly twice as much fiction as non-fiction.
The genres that I usually read surprised me too. Of the 68 books I currently have listed in my Storygraph, the leading genre is Young Adult with a value of 10, next in joint second place with values of 9 apiece are the genres of Fantasy and Business, and in joint third with a value of 8 are Classics and Memoir. These genres came as a surprise to me as I usually like a comedic element in the books I read. The Ross O’Carroll-Kelly series of books being a big favourite, or so I thought.
In descending order, the rest of my top genre list looks like this – Self-help, Philosophy, Literary, Psychology, History, Contemporary, Biography, Sports, Science Fiction, Middle Grade, Autobiography, LGBTQIA+, Science, Romance, Religion, Politics, Mystery, Horror, and Historical.
Some of the other excellent statistics it shows me are that I like to read books that are 300 pages are less, followed by books between 300-499, while I rarely read books over 500 pages in length.
My top five favourite books in terms of mood are Reflective, Emotional, Sad, Challenging and Relaxing, which too was a surprise as I thought Funny would be at the top of my list, but it comes in at sixth.
My Storygraph also tells me that to date; I have read over 21,360 pages in 68 books. It describes my reading style as “mainly reads fiction books that are reflective, funny, and adventurous” and “Typically chooses slow-paced books that are under 300 pages long”.
I think TheStorygraph is an excellent website for keeping track of your reading habits and showing you all the incredible statistics that go along with it. I would highly recommend giving it a go, and if you like it and want to share some of your stats down below, please feel free to do so.
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That’s it for this week.
Until next time.