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Nadia

We want to show you your data in an as helpful, effective, and interesting way as possible. What kind of things would y'all like to see?

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never_sam
Sep 14, 2022

A way to see stats on the demographics of authors you've read. This could maybe be user-added content?

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Nadia
Sep 15, 2022

never_sam Check out the conversation on this roadmap post, if you haven't already: https://roadmap.thestorygraph.com/features/posts/author-stats. We're considering adding in a way to build custom stats for Plus users, which will be a way for people to generate charts on any topic they like!

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hongjoongie
Sep 11, 2022

Having the average rating for book page count/audio length included with the other ratings by book type would be nice.

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a_robin_reads
Sep 7, 2022

I myself read a lot of books with the physical book and the audiobook at the same time. It would be great to have a different format stat for that.

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Nadia
Sep 8, 2022

a_robin_reads Check out this Immersive Reading Feature post.

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belovedsnail
Sep 4, 2022

Sorry to separate, but it would also be great to see some read harder competitions built in to the stats. (i.e., even if you don’t opt into it in a dedicated way you can see how you do in the course of your average reading.)

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belovedsnail
Sep 4, 2022

I would love to see a word cloud of the user entered tags in the books I have read. (Understood this assumes some need for filtering)

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Nadia
Sep 5, 2022

belovedsnail We'll probably be able to do this once we have properly public tags, e.g. they show up on a user's profile page, might show up on the book's page, etc. Right now, the current 'public' tag level is really 'visible with link', so we'll be developing another privacy tier.

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belovedsnail
Sep 5, 2022

Nadia got it. Thanks!

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creativecura
Aug 21, 2022

I would like to see around where I rank among other StoryGraph users in the number of books I read. I get that this should be an opt-in thing that maybe only shows up on the end of year wrap up. (It should be opt-in for the people who are super competitive and would read to get to number 1.)

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belovedsnail
Sep 4, 2022

creativecura building about this, fun stats about you as a reader versus other readers.

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asmallsnail
Jun 17, 2022

I would love maybe adding a tagging system to the genres tab.
Not every single genre is interesting to everyone and there are subgenres that aren’t included.
Furthermore, there are a lot of similar books that are in slightly different tabs, which can be annoying.

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edulaia
May 29, 2022

Hi,
In addition (and maybe repeating) to all the amazing ideas down the thread I would like to have languages stats (I saw they are planned in the long term, exciting !)
Also it would be nice to have some kind of option to un-select Publication years in the Publication year vs read date statistic. I read some ancient classics, and even though it is cool to see those, going down do - 700BC makes most of the rest that I read be muddled up on top.

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saoirse_edits
Apr 4, 2022

Sorry if some of these have already been mentioned. Just trying to be thorough.

  1. Number of translations - original languages and languages read in
  2. Most read translators
  3. Author and translator demographics - gender, race, religion, country of origin, sexuality, disability, mother language, nationality, living/dead (this would be harder to do as its dynamic but would be awesome to track), others I'm perhaps missing
  4. average time taken to finish a book
  5. ARCs vs published books
  6. stats based on tags
  7. reviewed vs not reviewed
  8. number of books read that were published in the last x years. So the ability to see how many of the books I read were published in the 1/5/10 years before I read them.
  9. Most common publishers/imprints (I already mentioned this in a comment but just reiterating cause this would be awesome to see)
  10. Owned vs library vs borrowed from friends and family vs subscription-style service
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devrose
Aug 4, 2022

saoirse_edits #8 is what I came here to say!

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khargaotte
Sep 1, 2022

saoirse_edits I am absolutely here to second translation specific stats! having the ability to set "original language" alongside the "original publication date" would definitely be a plus for this

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ssunier
Mar 28, 2022

a breakdown of how diverse my reading is - how many women or non-binary authors, how many BIPOC authors?

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augustjune
Feb 13, 2022

I would love to be able to view a certain range of years, in addition to All Time.

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dawn_b_reads68
Jan 14, 2022

I don't know if I am not seeing it, but is there a way to manually enter pages read. Some of the books do not have the number of pages so we miss out on pages read if we don't have that information.

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Nadia
Jan 15, 2022

Hello! If a book you want to track pages of doesn't have pages added, select "Flag incorrect book information..." on the book page and one of our volunteer librarians will look into it for you. If you'd like, before the pages are added, you could edit the journal entries generated from the progress updates with the pages read. You can get to the reading journal via the book's page or your profile page. Contact us via the app if you'd like any more guidance on this!

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ryanlee
Jan 10, 2022

Being able to permanently hide certain years from “all time” stats. (There were some years where I tracked inconsistently—eg, years where I only tracked kid’s books—and those make my all-time stats a bit wonky.)

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withadventure
Mar 11, 2022

I second this.

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happycupcake666
Dec 16, 2021

A graph that shows pages or procentage per day or maybe per month

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Nadia
Dec 18, 2021

We have a pages per day chart already! You can find it at the bottom of each of your monthly stats views!

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Nadia
Dec 18, 2021

You can also view pages per month on the all-time stats view.

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ryanlee
Jan 10, 2022

I love the pages per day stat! But something about the graph formatting makes it hard to read—no matter my range for the month, the y-axis is updated to make the line graph all jumpy. Could the y-axis range stay smaller? Or maybe a smoothed line could be added to show the general trend rather than emphasizing day-to-day differences?

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tykkai
Nov 20, 2021

I'd like the option to hide the format of books (audiobooks and e-readers) from the stats page. I rarely read in different formats so it's kind of clutter/an extra setting for me to adjust.

Maybe this would be better fixed by an option to customize your stats page (toggle on/off bits). Apologies if that's already suggested elsewhere and I missed it!

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Nadia
Nov 20, 2021

Not sure if it's been suggested elsewhere but we will be bringing customisation to the stats page, including toggling sections and and off, in the future!

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superpuffin
Oct 20, 2021

Hello! It might be already in and I didn't notice, but I would be very interested in seeing stats on DNFs books or TBRs! 😄

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Nadia
Oct 21, 2021

You can see TBR stats on the "All-time" stats page! :-D

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robinwalter
Dec 8, 2021

So glad I found this thread - I cam here specifically to ask about stats for DNFS - being able to see DNFs by genre, author etc would be a great addition to the arsenal of stats here, an arsenal which (very much unlike my favourite football team) is already full of win.

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withadventure
Mar 11, 2022

DNF stats would be fantastic.

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nerdylitmajor
Jun 13, 2022

I agree! I was just wondering what my DNF stats looked like for the year and was bummed that wasn’t a viewable option.

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devrose
Aug 4, 2022

superpuffin I agree on stats on DNFs! I know I'm DNFing a lot more this year than I used to, so it'd be an interesting thing to know about going forward.

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majestyk
Oct 19, 2021

Books part of a series verse standalones. Not quite sure how but I would be curious to see how many new series I started that period as well.

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emmar
Sep 4, 2021

I would love to see data on where my books are coming from: library, purchased, borrowed... On the book's page, it could be information the reader adds along with their review and dates read. Something like source and then a list of options. I don't know the feasible but that would be helpful

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anonionreads
Oct 9, 2021

This! As an aspiring librarian--would love to see the option for boosting libraries and borrowing books from loved ones and others.

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withadventure
Mar 11, 2022

100%. I use a separate excel tracker in conjunction with the storygraph specifically because this information is invaluable to me. I love knowing where I got my books because it tells me if I'm properly utilizing my subscriptions.

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digitalgord
Aug 19, 2021

I think re-read stats might be interesting for some... My daughter is re-reading the same book for I think the fourth time because she loves it so much.

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Elsabet
Feb 10, 2022

Agh, I just put in a request for a feature. I browsed this thread briefly but didn't see this. facepalm I would REALLY love to see this feature, as there is a fairly hefty pile of books and series that I reread yearly and bi-yearly. I would love to see how big that pile really is!

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Nadia
Feb 10, 2022

Hehe — it's fine that you made a new post for it! I wouldn't necessarily expect people to browse through all of these ideas before suggesting a new stat. :-D

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kpwxx
Apr 11, 2022

Along this vein, I'd also like to be able to filter to hide re-reads from the stats. For example, if you want to know which author you've read the most unique books from.

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jaina8851
Aug 17, 2021

I feel like I read this somewhere else, so maybe this is already on your radar, but I would love to see an addition for "hours listened" to the chart that shows number of books and pages read. Right now it feels like my audiobooks aren't represented in that chart at all, and while "pages read" is technically accurate, it also feels incomplete since I'm actually "reading" way more than the chart portrays. Not exactly sure how to do it, since both of the y-axes are taken up with a scale already, but I'd love to see that added. It feels like a neat way for me to see "oh, in February I only read a few kindle/physical books, but that's because I was super duper engrossed in audiobooks, look how long I was listening."

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Nadia
Aug 17, 2021

Hi jaina! Yes, that's already on our main roadmap, in the "Medium-term" column! Thanks for your feedback and suggestions. :-)

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lindseyinthelibrary
Aug 13, 2021

It would be interesting if the algorithm was changed and based more on star ratings. For example, I might read a lot of "fast-paces" books, but maybe I give those a lot lower rating than medium-paced books. Or maybe I'm reading a lot of darker books than lighter books but I tend to rate lighter books more highly. Obviously, this is a much longer-term change, but it would be interesting seeing that reflected in the stats as opposed to a simple numbers game.

This might cause issue with those who don't do star ratings, but I think it would be interesting to see how this impacts the data! Overall, I like how it is displayed and especially enjoy the line graph with the pages/books.

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Nadia
Aug 14, 2021

Hi Lindsey! We definitely have plans to include charts/data around how you typically rate books against other factors like moods, pace, genres, etc. We also include a range of data points in our recommendations algorithm already, and we're always tweaking it too.

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withadventure
Mar 11, 2022

This is great to hear. You guys are awesome. This website/app is so innovative and on top of it. I'm sure you hear it a lot but we really do appreciate all of the work you do making this app come to life. The Storygraph has changed how I read.

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tamara
Aug 11, 2021

I would love to see how I rate books from different publishers/imprints!

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saoirse_edits
Apr 4, 2022

It would also just be lovely to see "most-read" publishers and imprints similar to the stat for authors.

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acordulfin
Aug 4, 2021

I think an 'I'm not interested' or 'Hide book' button would be useful in the recommendations section. I would prefer to hide certain books from my recommendations list because I know for sure I'm never going to read them.

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Nadia
Aug 13, 2021

Hello! This thread is for new ideas for stats charts, so we may remove this comment. However, we have that feature! The x button in the top right of the book pane (or by the authors names) are for indicating: never show me this book (or author) again.

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withadventure
Mar 11, 2022

I'd like to suggest a change to this. I don't want the book to be hidden from me, I just want it to reflect in the 'to read' area that I'm not interested in reading it. Sometimes I will look a book up or be looking through a friend's recent reads (or another type of list) and I still want those books to show up because it tells me when I don't have much in common with a friend. But I do want to be able to easily see that I looked into the book and I decided I'm not interested in reading it.

This is also helpful because (correct me if I'm wrong please) I don't think others can see the books that you've hidden with the x button. But I want my friends to be able to see the books I've marked as 'Not Interested' so that it doesn't get suggested to me.

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kestrellady
Jun 12, 2021

I'd love to see how long it takes me to read a book. I read a lot of books in one sitting, then there are a few that I might read over a few days or weeks. And how that correlates with how long a book is. Because I know that a lot of times how engaged I am with a book shows up with how long it takes me to read.

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onkenzisshelf
Oct 6, 2021

Totally agree with this! I used to use a spreadsheet (Book Riot’s) that tracked this for me, and it then would show what my average time to read a book or listen to an audiobook was over the entire year which was really cool to see.

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ella_c
Jun 6, 2021

Regarding @marsican's idea for the moods graph...an alternative idea to the bar graph might be a waffle chart. You could use a book icon instead of the standard square. :)

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wandering_library
May 13, 2021

It would be great if there was a way to print out all the charts and graphs at the end of the month and the end of the year.

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digitalgord
Aug 19, 2021

I would expand on this and say have the system email you a pdf of your progress.

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jenniferforjoy
May 12, 2021

Setting location by country would be greatgregreatat, especially for the challenges like reading around the world or from a certain continent.

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cheesepuppy
May 6, 2021

In my book club, one of the members asked if there were plans for a chart like this. They said it’s the one thing really holding them to goodreads.

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withadventure
Mar 11, 2022

I love this feature. I hope the team at storygraph will consider adding it.

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amressing
May 3, 2021

I would love to see the book length stat broken down more so that 300-399 and 400-499 were separate items in the graph.

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aylart
Jan 26, 2022

I would also like this to be a bit more nuanced.. I read a lot of really big books, and there is quite a difference between 500 pages and 1200 pages. Perhaps also an "average number of pages" feature?

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Nadia
Jan 27, 2022

We'll be having that in our end-of-year wrap-up as a starting point!

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saoirse_edits
Apr 4, 2022

Could this potentially be customizable?

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le3713
Apr 28, 2021

Being able to compare a reading trend across more than 2 time periods at once would be awesome. For example, how many fantasy novels have I read each year?

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le3713
Apr 27, 2021

In addition to what others have said (esp about new to you authors, bar graphs, average rating for genres and moods, and author stats), I would love to see stats for other characteristics such as plot/character-driven, lovable characters, diverse characters etc.

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anamu
Apr 27, 2021

I'm most interested in stats for original language and language read, as well as author's country of origin!

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sakibat
Apr 9, 2022

I totally agree, this would be the most interesting addition to me (and I'm sure many others who read lots of translated books/read in more than one language)!

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biblioseph
Apr 22, 2021

I would be interested in seeing things like: a timeline of books read, a chart of books read vs year published, geographical information of the author, original language and/or language read in. (ETA: I see author stats and languages read are already posted as goals. ^_^)

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Abbie
Apr 12, 2021

How many new-to-you authors you've read in a year, how many debut novels. :-)

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Nadia
Apr 5, 2021

@marsican Yes, I've always known that the mood charts aren't the most accessible or in the best format. Bar charts would indeed be better. It's one of those things where everything was released as a pie chart initially and users fell in love with them on the whole. So, before changing them, I want to do more focused research into what the best format/format options are, what the best colour decisions are, etc. Thank you for the feedback. :-)

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laraneves
Apr 3, 2022

I'm a data scientist and in our community the effectiveness of pie/donut chart have been discussed regularly. I find that the treemap plot is better for the following reasons:

  • It's harder for the brain to process angles and detect which pie chart wedge is smaller or larger, while the treemap eliminates the problem as its easier for the brain to compare rectangle sizes.
  • The treemap goes from larger to smaller so easier to get the relative information at a 1st glance.
  • It has more space for labelling right in the plot, without the need for using colours to depict categories, which is so also better because allows a user to see both category and % of the total at a 1st glance.
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marsican
Mar 30, 2021

I would prefer the mood graph to be a bar graph rather than a pie chart, like the genre graph. When there is more than 3-4 variables, I find pie charts hard to read, it's difficult to see what the top values are, etc. Maybe it could be a toggle for graphs between a pie view and a bar view and the user can choose.

Also for aesthetics (and maybe accessibility?) purposes, the bars in a bar graph could all be the same color.

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tykkai
Nov 20, 2021

I also find the pie graphs difficult to navigate sometimes especially on my phone. To me they're pretty but frustrating so an option for bar graphs would be great!

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wyldphyre
Mar 19, 2021

I'd like to be able to see a simple pie chart breaking down my books by author gender.

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vinarea
Mar 13, 2021

I would love to see the new releases for every month

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grogu_djarin
Mar 10, 2021

It would be fantastic to get your average ratings for each genre and mood! Maybe when you hover over a genre/mood the pop-up would have "Number Read" and "Average Rating" instead of just the number read.

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twofoldtwilight
Mar 5, 2021

data on year of book publication, country of publication, original language, and author birth year

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booksandbobs
Mar 5, 2021

Stats about books in translation would be interesting, trying to read more diverse books and would like to be able to keep track of it :-)

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caprivoyant
Mar 5, 2021

Custom date ranges for stats would be the 🐝's knees! I'd love to be able to compare reading Quarter over Quarter, for example, not just Month over Month.

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caprivoyant
Mar 5, 2021

I'd love to see stats on how many of the books I read were Owned vs. Not.

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robinwalter
Mar 5, 2021

The ability to gift Plus memberships would be a nice way to support TSG.

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mizato
Mar 5, 2021

Would we be able to see aggregated stats from the whole of the StoryGraph? If it is OK with the Privacy Policy.

I'd like to know which books have been read the most times, or on the most TBRs. And the breakdown by category. Also if this changes over time. All the things, really.

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Rob
Mar 4, 2021

@christycorr

If you're a plus user, you can view your stats broken down by tags right now! Go to your tags page:

https://app.thestorygraph.com/your-tags

And click the little pie chart up top:

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mizato
Mar 4, 2021

I really like a lot of the suggestions here, but if they are all done it will be a lot to look through. So, as the number of options grows, I would appreciate the ability to choose/hide certain stats/graphs. Much like how some dashboards allow a user to choose widgets.

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mizato
Mar 4, 2021

I would like to see a new reads/re-reads breakdown. I reread a lot of books, and am trying to read more new-to-me books.

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mizato
Mar 4, 2021

I would find it interesting to see the pages/books read graph also broken down by other criteria. For example - total, then also fiction and non-fiction, which should add up to the total. This would let me see variation over time (I.e. do I read more fiction in the summer/winter?).

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alexcohen
Mar 4, 2021

I'd be curious to see how many books/pages in a given year were written by an author I have never read before.

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christycorr
Mar 4, 2021

I have no idea how feasible this would be, but it would be super interesting to see tags integrated into stats—so, to use some examples mentioned in the other comments here, how many books tagged with 'audio,' with 'short-stories,' with 'queer,' with 'vietnamese' or with 'peruvian-lit' did I read in the past month/year/etc.? I imagine people's stats interests are so varied that TSG couldn't possibly offer them all built-in; this might be a way to get around that.

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meganelise
Mar 4, 2021

I use a spreadsheet currently to track diversity of books I'm reading, it would be great to have that built into stats somehow (my spreadsheet is from BookRiot, and includes ways to note whether the author/artist and/or protagonist is BIPOC or LGBTQ+). The spreadsheet also tracks things like format, country of origin, and a "reason for reading" field that includes things like "for fun, book club, school, professional development"

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ryanlee
Jan 10, 2022

I’d love to be able to track the author demographics of the books I’ve read (as well as original language, for books in translation). But I would imagine that’s a lot of new metadata to add and a bit of a nightmare to organize.

One way around that might be to give us the option for stats by tag. Not breaking down tags into the existing categories (as we can already do on the tags page), but using tags as a category themself (eg, how many of the books I read were tagged “queer author”—rather than, eg, how does my queer-author tag break down by pace). Since that could get messy quickly, we’d need the ability to select which tags to include/exclude.

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withadventure
Mar 11, 2022

That's something I do right now and it works great. I add a tag to a book if I know the author is BIPOC or if it's translated from a specific language and since I have a Plus membership I can view stats by tag. It's really helpful in working around things like this to be able to track the books from specific demographics of authors.

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mthereader
Mar 4, 2021

I agree with stats about authors/own voices: BIPOC/not, country, gender/sexuality, intersection of any of the above. Help me see if I'm reading diversely or not!

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lindseyinthelibrary
Aug 13, 2021

This would be interesting! over on Goodreads, I started tracking that manually through tags--such a process. So I'm glad I made the switch over here.

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beautifulpaxielreads
Sep 20, 2021

I agree, that would be useful!

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justcurt
Mar 4, 2021

books read by format: audio, ereader, physical book

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kristimb
Mar 4, 2021

Being able to compare YTD stats

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electraa
Mar 4, 2021

stats about authors. as in POC etc, also, stats about language. stats about years books were written/published.

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Nadia
Feb 28, 2021
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