I thought I’d try something different this year: I’d dedicate a Google Calendar to my reading year with dates of books prize announcements and future releases as well as ARC publication dates and various useful date-related data.
I also thought I’d try to add a little bit of live data from a spreadsheet I am compiling. I have used a bookish spreadsheet each year for the last three years, I think and currently am using the excellent template helpfully offered by Kal @ Reader Voracious Blog – I love how generous the reading community is!
The spreadsheet records more data than I am going to show here, but some of the key data I like to follow includes:
Number of Books Read by Month
Books by Genre
Books by Author Nationality
Books by Diversity and Representation
Books by Prize Nomination
Books by Star Ratings
If – and this is a big if! – I have understood both Google Sheets and WordPress, the calendar and these charts should update as I add details to the spreadsheet. By pinning this to the top of my blog, it may be an incentive to me to keep my spreadsheet more up to date than perhaps I did last year!