2021: A Full Reading Wrap-Up | 12 Days of Blogmas

I recently (as in: yesterday) imported all my data into the Storygraph, a website that gives you reading graphs. How cool is that! I thought I’d use it to help give me a full reading wrap-up of the year, and of course I have to share it with you! If you’re here for my favourite & least favourite books of the year – don’t worry, that’s coming tomorrow.

In 2021, I read a total of 77 books and 20,334 pages. That’s so cool to me, and really exciting! 20,000 pages! Wow!

I personally think I had quite a good reading year. I had a couple of mini-slumps, but enjoyed many of the books I read – or I thought I did, anyway! Let’s see what the data says…

According to moods, it seems like I mostly reading emotional, mysterious, reflective, dark, and adventurous novels, which I didn’t expect! I think I need to read more inspiring novels next year!

My paces are nicely varied. I do prefer a faster paced novel, but I do read some slower ones too, so this isn’t really a surprise!

Well, this one isn’t a surprise either! I like short books so I feel more accomplished when I read them! In fact, that 1% is just one book.

I read a lot more non-fiction than I thought, and I am thrilled about it! 12% equates to 9 non-fiction books, most of which I enjoyed. I want to keep this trend up in 2022!

That’s a lot of genres this year! My top one being young adult isn’t a surprise, but I didn’t expect fantasy to come second – I thought mystery or crime would be higher! And I did read a lot of contemporaries this year, which isn’t really like me, but I fancied them over the summer.

These are the formats of books I read this year. As you can see, at the bottom it says “9 books don’t have a format”, but these are a mixture of print, audio, and eBook, so the pie chart quite accurately represents my reading formats. I want to start using my Kindle more in 2022, but I do love a physical book.

And finally, my star rating. I’m quite good at choosing books I know I’ll like, so it’s no surprise to me that this is quite high! However, as I imported from Goodreads which doesn’t have .5 star ratings, I’d probably have a fair few in 2.5 and 3.5 too.

I’m going to be using both the Storygraph and Goodreads next year (you can follow me on both @sprinkledwithwords) and I may end up completely making the switch, because this website is so cool! I definitely recommend it already!

Are you a fan of reading stats? What do you think of mine? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,



2 thoughts on “2021: A Full Reading Wrap-Up | 12 Days of Blogmas

  1. I love looking at bookish-related stats! That’s why I get excited when I see book bloggers share theirs. It’s just so cool to see how someone’s reading year went in just a handful of charts and numbers. I’m not using StoryGraph’s features, but I did use Google Sheets to track my reading year last year, and it’s really cool seeing the results. I, for one, was really shocked to discover that fantasy was my top genre. Contemporary has always been my go-to, and it wasn’t common for me to pick up a fantasy book in the past! πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

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