The StoryGraph Tag

Posted March 15, 2021 by Amber in Bookish Things, Tags / 6 Comments

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Hello everyone!

As you may have heard, I’m a big fan of The StoryGraph.  I love their clean design, their statistics and other various tracking resources, and their customer service.  I also really like that they are not owned and operated by Amazon!  But I digress.

Here in the book community, we love book tags.  And it occurred to me… we really need a tag for this new site!  There are so many cool features and the fact that it’s literally designed to help people find new reads is screaming for a tag… because a lot of the time, book tags in the community are great places to find new books as well.  I’ve poked around the internet a little, and I haven’t found one so I’ve decided to create one! 🙂  I hope you enjoy and join in… or… if you don’t have a StoryGraph yet, you’re inspired to give it a go!

*As a note, this post was drafted on February 2nd.  Please be kind to my stats section so early in the year..

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Section One: The Home Page

What books show in “Your Recommendations”?

StoryGraph Tag Recommendations

  1. Magic Marks the Spot by Dave Phillips & Caroline Carlson
  2. Ancient Guardians:  The Legacy of the Key by S. L. Morgan
  3. Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham
  4. True to the Highlander by Barbara Longley
  5. Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins

 

What books show in “Your To-Read Pile”?

StoryGraph Tag To Read

  1. The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston
  2. The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams China
  3. Flyte by Angie Sage
  4. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
  5. All Grown Up by Jamie Attenberg

 

What shows in the “Currently Reading” box?

StoryGraph Tag Currently Reading

  1. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  2. How the Earth Works by Michael E. Wysession
  3. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

What shows in the “On the StoryGraph” box?

StoryGraph Tag on the StoryGraph

Every once in a while, I find a book in this box with an intriguing title… but the titles today aren’t doing it for me.  We’ve got Deluge (a novel), Samuel’s Manual of Neurologic Therapetics (a textbooks), and Complete Poems of Col. John A. Joyce (poetry).

Section Two: Your StoryGraph

According to TheStoryGraph, what types of books do you read?

StoryGraph Tag Mainly Reads

What books have you “Read Recently”?

  1. Baby & Solo by Elizabeth Posthuma
  2. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (audiobook)
  3. The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer (audiobook)
  4. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

What are your “5 ⭐ Reads”?

StoryGraph Tag 5 Star Reads

  1. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  2. Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker
  3. The Invasion by K. A. Applegate
  4. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

What are your “Books Tagged”?

StoryGraph Tag Books Tagged

  1. Olympian Challenger by Astrid Arditi (tags: mythology, ebook, arc, read-in-2018)
  2. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (tags: libby-tbr)
  3. Red Rising by Pierce Brown (audiobook) (tags: audiobook, read-in-2020)
  4. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (tags: read-in-2018)

Are you participating in any reading challenges?  If so – how’s it going?

StoryGraph Tag Reading Challenges

I’ve got two this year!  My usual annual books goal and a user-run challenge (The Psych Reading Challenge).  The StoryGraph also recently added the option to create an annual pages challenge alongside the book challenge.  That’s not my cup of tea, so I don’t have one, but it’s cool it’s there!

Which books populate in the “Owned” box?

StoryGraph Tag Owned

  1. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  2. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  3. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Section Three: Stats

For this year so far, what are your top three moods?

StoryGraph Tag Moods

As always, adventurous is ahead by leaps and bounds.  At the moment emotional and dark are the next two genres… we’ll see if that holds out!

What pace are you favoring this year?

StoryGraph Tag Pace

Just at the moment, most of the books I’m reading are medium-paced but that could change as I read more!  I sorta always feel like the books I’m reading are slow-paced.

What page number set do you lean toward?

StoryGraph Tag Pages

I’m solidly in the middle here, too, favoring books between 300-499 pages.  That said, I’ve been working towards converting my audiobook listens to the actual audiobook editions because I’m anticipating an “hours listened” feature because there’s actually a way to add audiobook duration on the StoryGraph, so this chart only reflects my physical reads.

Are you a fiction or non-fiction person?

StoryGraph Tag Fiction

Fiction all the way!  I’ll read a handful of non-fiction every year (I already have a few on my upcoming TBR) but I lean heavily toward fiction.

What are your top genres so far?

StoryGraph Tag Genres

It will surprise nobody that I lean heavily toward YA books.  Fantasy is second.  I haven’t read a lot of science fiction in the last few years but I’ve been digging it lately, so even though sci-fi is only in third place at the moment, I think that may increase as the year goes on.

How’s your number of books and pages chart looking?

StoryGraph Tag Chart

I don’t have anything much exciting to show here yet since I wrote this post before I finished any books in February.  I think this was a strong starting point for January, though!

What is your average rating so far this year?

StoryGraph Tag Ratings

An average of 3.58 stars is actually lower than my usual average.  I’m usually in the 3.6-3.7 zone, so I certainly hope my average rating goes up a little as I read more and, hopefully, enjoy more books.

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The Questions

Section One: The Home Page

  1. What books show in “Your Recommendations”?
  2. What books show in “Your To-Read Pile”?
  3. What shows in the “Currently Reading” box?
  4. What shows in the “On the StoryGraph” box?

Section Two: Your StoryGraph

  1. According to TheStoryGraph, what types of books do you read?
  2. What books have you “Read Recently”?
  3. What are your “5 ⭐ Reads”?
  4. What are your “Books Tagged”?
  5. Are you participating in any reading challenges?  If so – how’s it going?
  6. Which books populate in the “Owned” box?

Section Three: Stats

  1. For this year so far, what are your top three moods?
  2. What pace are you favoring this year?
  3. What page number set do you lean toward?
  4. Are you a fiction or non-fiction person?
  5. What are your top genres so far?
  6. How’s your number of books and pages chart looking?
  7. What is your average rating so far this year?

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Tagging:

Because this is a brand new tag, I’m going to tag a few people in the community who I know are on The StoryGraph.  That said, if you’re over there, please join in the fun!

Loretta @ Laughing Listener – Blog / StoryGraph
Louise @ Foxes & Fairytales – Blog / StoryGraph
Bec @ Northern Plunder – Blog / StoryGraph
Hal @ HD’s Reading Life – Blog / StoryGraph
Lorraine @ Geeky Galaxy – Blog / StoryGraph

Regardless of whether or not you decide to do this tag, I highly recommend checking out each of these blogs!

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Do you love to see your reading stats?  If so, what types of statistics interest you?  I really like the genre stats.  I feel them side eyeing me like “excuse me read something other than YA fantasy.”  What about you?  Let me know in the comments!

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6 responses to “The StoryGraph Tag

    • Amber

      Hi Birdie! So glad you like the tag! Do feel free to steal it so I can check out your StoryGraph too! 😉 Such fun to find someone else with similar reading tastes! <3