Okay, so originally I wasn’t going to make this post because I didn’t intend to make a big spreadsheet for the year but then I remembered how much easier life is at the end of the year when you have all your stats ready for you and in one place.
So, where do I have my spread sheets and my stats? Well, I didn’t make some tables because I know The Storygraph will calculate them for me along with the graphs, but for other things like genre specifics (which I prefer to o myself) and blog statistics I’ve got those on Notion so they’re easly accessible to me on either my computer or my phone.
You can also find my 2019 Spreadsheet here.
Basic Blog Stats! – you can find these in the statistics section on your WordPress page
READING – Monthly
You can find my Reading Spreadsheet on Notion here!
- The Number of Books I Read in 2021 – with a monthly breakdown and a page count breakdown too.
- Monthly breakdown of ratings ranging from 1 to 5 with 0.25 incriments. I know I can also have these easy stats on The Storygraph but I wanted to have most of my stats here in one place.
- A monthly breakdown of the grenres I read. This is also available on The Storygraph but I found that some genres I didn’t want to keep up with like, sci-fi and straight historical make the graphs too big and clumpy and harder to read, so I made my own. I’ve also found that sites like Storygraph and Goodreads don’t differentiate between genre and age range so I’ve split the two.
Reading – Yearly
- Big Books – every year I like to look at the “bigger books” I read but can barely remember which ones were longer and Goodreads only tells you the longest you read over the whole year. I also wanted a list that I could update through the year of books over 500 pages. I like having a reason to update my spreads, but I also appreciate the extra motivation that comes from being able to add to lists like these, it makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.
Also, just a heads up I haven’t read all of these books yet, most of these are just books I know I’ll read throughout the year as they’re buddy reads or already on my tbr!
- Similarly, I wanted to have an updated list of the novellas (under 200 pages) that I read throughout 2021.
- This is one of the smaller and more niche lists on my sheet but, I do tend to go through random phases throughout the year (particularly around Dec/Jan) with classics so I thought it would be interesting to properly document which ones I read as well as whether they were re-reads (aka. am I reading anything new or relying on old favourites and an “easier” reading experience), how long the books are, and when I read each book.
- Last of all is my Graphicsathon list so I can list all of the books I read for my readathon!
Year in Review – Reading & Screen
- My 2021 Reads spread detailing everything that I read throughout the year.
The categories: Title, Author/s, Page number, Date read, Star Rating, Personal Tags, Representation, Trigger Warnings, Tropes, Quotes, 2021 Release checkbox
Individual Page View:
- My overall spreadsheet of everything I watch in 2021 – including tv shows and movies.
What are you currently reading?
Are we reading any of the same books?