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A genre covering mythology and fairy tales

I have had difficulty assigning a proper genre for collection of norse Myths or collection of fairy tales… fantasy doesnt seem like the right fit

Would be possible to get a genre that fits stuff like Greek myth and fairy tales… or maybe there need to be two. One for myths and one for fairytales… could maybe combine it as folklore?!

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Book and series ID visible in the app

Have an option for users to make this series and book ideas visible within the app. If users want to send information regarding merging either duplicate additions or consolidating books into a series, right now, users have to copy and paste the web address into the app’s librarian notes section. It would be nice to see series and book iDs in the app to provide the necessary information to the librarians quickly. Visible series IDs would also help users identify the correct series when filling out information for the librarians or importing a new installment to an existing series.

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Trends in your all-time stats

A feature that looks at your all time data and discusses changes and shifts in your reading over time. For example over the last year or so I've really gotten into general fantasy and away from young adult. So there might be a line under my genre stats that says "Since 2020 you've picked up more fantasy and less young adult" recognizing the change in my taste and notating this.

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Sub-Catergories for Genres

Being able to add sub-genre tags to books would make searching for books and recommendations much easier. For example; fantasy and sci-fi are quite broad terms and most people will have a preference over which of those sub-genres they like to read. Maybe base it off the percentage of users that select that sub-genre tag.

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Update percentage read when entering pages for Buddy read comment

I have noticed that when I put in the page I am at when adding a comment in my buddy read the percentage of the book I have read that I see on the home screen in the app does not update. Would be nice if that could be synced.

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Add error text for buddy read invite

As the initiator of a buddy read, when a user exists but hasn't changed the preference to allow buddy reads, it would be great if there was error text. When the suggested users list shows zero users, error text could be something like "user not found or user hasn't enabled buddy read search yet"

Eek, I know that error is really clumsy, but I think you get my point. In my current use case, I have coworkers who agreed to make StoryGraph accounts for the work erg book club. Given that this is the first time I've started a buddy read and the first time they've ever been on StoryGraph, it could be helpful to have some helpful text. Oh! Or I guess there could just be more helper test that says something similar

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Owned books in Search Results

I’d really like my owned books that are not on my TBR/Read list to come up first in searches. So if I search for a book I will know that I own it, even if it isn’t currently on my TBR pile.

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Alerts for new book adds

I am a librarian and one of my duties is add comics and graphic novels that have lgbtqia themes to our special 'rainbow shelf' Ville tuon. I have my native tongue Finnish well covered, but we also include English and Swedish releases to the collection. I just realised it would be great if I could get notifications every time a book in those languages gets added to the site and is categorised as lgbtqia. It would help to get those smaller releases on my radar that might otherwise fly past :)

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Include publishers in the stats

I would love to see most read publishers included in the all time stats below most read authors.

It would also be helpful if it’s possible to find other authors from the same publisher.

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Turn off 'giveaways' menu

The top menubar is starting to feel a little cluttered, esp with the new 'giveaways' addition.

I really liked the minimal style of The StoryGraph and I'm wondering whether we could (maybe as a plus thing, or just for everyone) have an option in settings to never see the "Giveaways". I know some people will love that and want it in their menu, perhaps, but I am pretty sure I'll never use / want to use the Giveaways, so I'm fine keeping the less busy menu.

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Ability to Read Portions of Books Without Starting from Page 1

I do a LOT of reading in graduate school, and often my professors will assign specific portions or chapters from a book without assigning the entire book. It would be awesome if I could log pages read without having to start from page 1 of a book.

For example, I might have 300 pages of reading over the course of a semester that come from 15 different books, and none of that counts towards my reading goals since I'm not able to record sections of pages read. If I need to read page 247-280 for class, I can't add it to my StoryGraph tracking because I'm not reading pages 1-247 as well! (Hopefully this makes sense!)

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No total numer of Currently Reading books

I have been in that reading phase that I start many books and don't finish them. It would be great if I could hide the currently reading number at the top of the page, so I don't keep being reminded of how many books I'm already reading. It sort of stresses me out haha.

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Series differences in editions because of language

Sometimes the number of books within a series is different in the translations.

For example, in Germany a lot of fantatsy ans science fiction books get cut into 2 books. Like... "A Game of Thrones" is "Die Herren von Winterfell" and "Das Erbe von Winterfell". Currently the series shows "A Song of Ice and Fire #1a and #1b" here. But if a mostly German reader would click on the series name, they get

  • A Song of Ice and Fire #1 (English)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire #2 (English)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire #3 (English)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire #4 (English)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire #5 (English)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire #6 (English)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire #7 (English)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire #2a (German)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire #4a (German)
  • etc.

This makes it pretty confusing to find the next book in reading order. Also the more language editions are added, the more chaotic the series overview becomes. (I stumbled into some Manga series pages where I couldn't make any sense out of the information because I only know German and English, but not Japanese. And sometimes with Manga the German edition is not shown on the series page but "hidden" in the editions of the Japanese issue.)

I think it would be cleaner to have a separate series page per language.

Someone here already suggested that books can be added to more then one series so that order of publishing and chronologically order can be portrayed. That would help with the language too, I think.

But it could be cleaner on the long term if books and series get a language sub category as this would make it possible for users to get the site filtered only for books in languages they speak?

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Add "Editor" role

Please consider adding the Editor role to book pages. It's particularly important for anthologies, where the editor's name is written on the cover.
Lee Child is not the author of this book: https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/7b82c2e5-4c16-48f5-8a2c-f3e787e60c54 . He is its editor. The book includes stories by several authors that need to be added, but Lee Child is not one of them.
I hope my point is clear.

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Country of Origin chart

It would be great to be able to track what countries you are reading from. Similar to tracking the language

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Show me when I last made progress on books I'm currently reading

I'd really like to see when I last made progress on books I'm currently reading. I usually have 3 or 4 books in progress.

I don't always read every book every day so it would be nice to see when I last made progress. It would also help me notice when I didn't update my progress for the day.

Just a small message under the progress bar that says something like "Last read yesterday" or "Last read 2 days ago"

Screenshot attached to better explain what I'm thinking.

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Reviews display dates (optionally)

I would love the site to list the date when a review was written. It can often situate the context around a particular review. Also, when people state that 'this book hasn't been updated' etc, then it would be nice to know when their review was written since sometimes subsequent editions were published.

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Rereads and DNF toggle button when searching to-read pile

When I search my to-read pile for the next book to read I often want to consider rereads and DNFs too. Would it be possible to add an "Include rereads" button that would add the entire "read" category too? Same for DNFs ("Include DNFs" or something like it).

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Author pages

It would be great to have a way to navigate an author's backlist by series/published dates.

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Ability to click on genre tags on book pane

I wish we could click on the green tags and search all the books within that tag for new books to read. I tried searching my recommended titles with the two genres I was looking for but couldn't find anything even though I know there are books in the database that fit the criteria.

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Beanstack

It would be nice to be able to have my beanstack updated whenever I read a book.

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Tinder Style Buddy Reads

This one is weird but thought I'd throw it out since my friend and I were having trouble picking a book. It would be lovely if we could both "swipe right" or "swipe left" on a series of books (potentially from the list of recommended books we already get for buddy reads). And the system could tell us which book(s) we both swiped right on. This would be even more helpful with larger groups.

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Show page numbers or timestamp alongside progress bar

If I update a book, I only see the % I have read. It would be great to have 300/500 (so 300 pages read out of the 500), so I know better how much I still have to read. Same for audiobooks, so that would be 8:52/9:15 (so have read 8 hours and 52 minutes from the 9 hours and 15 minutes)

Also a little thing added for this:
If I update a book with, the next time I see what I have logged last time (66 pages for example). If I do this with % or hours, it doesn't say that. Would be nice if that was added. I always like to see how much I read quickly.

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Pages Graph -> Reading Journal

It would be very handy if we can go to the Pages and minutes read in... and then click on the dot for that day, which brings you to your reading journal and what you tracked that day. Sometimes I have days I read a ton and want to know afterwards what I read. Scrolling through my Reading Journal is not the fastest way

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Merge Editions

I'm trying to be much more careful about adding the correct edition of the book I'm reading (number of pages, physical/digital etc) than I did on Goodreads. but I've had at least one instance where the edition I'm not reading has information I want to track but the edition I'm reading doesn't but has different information I also want to track. In this case it's an anthology where the edition I'm reading lists only the editor but has the correct media type and page count while the other edition in Storygraph lists all the authors but contains almost no other information (no page number, no media type, but does have the year of publication). I'm a little frustrated by the suggestion to search other editions to see if they have the information I want before putting in a request to fix missing information because it means I have to prioritize which stat(s) I want to be accurately tracked.

FWIW, I really appreciate it when all the authors in an anthology are listed. It makes the authors read tracking more useful and can also alert me to anthologies I didn't know a favored author contributed to.

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