Happy Thursday everyone! I came across this tag on Twitter, and just had to do it! The questions are super fun, and it’ll give you a good glimpse into my Story Graph. I hope you join me in spreading this tag!
As I said, this tag is all about The Story Graph. I’ve been using it since it was just a beta version, and I loved it then and love it even more now. The Story Graph has a very clean and clear design, and yet there are so many things you can do with it. You can get recommendations based on your preferences and books you’ve already read, you can give half stars, add content warnings to book reviews, and so much more. I also implore you to check out the roadmap at the bottom of the page to see what’s coming up!
Anyway, this tag was created by Amber from Literary Phoenix! Do give her blog a visit.
Section One: The Homepage
What books show in “your recommendations?”
1 – An Excess Male by Maggie Shen King
2 – Space Runners by Jeramey Kraatz
3 – Linesman by S.K. Dunstall
4 – The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt
So these four recommendations are very dystopian/sci-fi focused. Which is great, because I want to read more sci-fi. Only the most left one doesn’t entirely sound like my cup of tea, but I’m definitely interested in the other three! They’re all about space and I love space.
What books show in “your to-read pile?”
1 – The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker
2 – The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
3 – Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
4 – The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
These four books have a little more variety when it comes to their genres. I actually forgot I had Water for Elephants on there, and I’m not sure if I still want to read it. But the other three I do! Though God knows when I’ll have time.
What shows in the “Currently Reading” box?
I’m currently reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson and The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne. I’ve been “reading” The Way of Kings for months now. I hope to pick it up again sometimes soon. The Shadow of the Gods is an e-arc I got via NetGalley, and so far it’s really good! Also really bloody.
What shows in the “On the StoryGraph” box?
This is where I think random books added to The Story Graph show up. I must admit that I’ve not really looked into this feature much. The genres of these three books are super random too; one YA romance, one fiction, and one children’s. I’m sure that sometimes you can discover great books through here too!
Section Two: Your Story Graph
According to TheStoryGraph, what types of books do you read?
What books have you “Read Recently”?
What are your “5 ⭐ Reads”?
The Story Graph doesn’t show your most recent five star reads, but rather selects four random ones to display at a time. I’m liking today’s selection though!
1 – Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
2 – Golden Son by Pierce Brown
3 – House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
4 – We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
What are your “Books Tagged”?
Sooo… I haven’t used any tags yet, because I haven’t got a clue how I want to tag the books I read or want to read. But you can basically tag a book as anything. Use tags to sort books into more categories, use them to indicate you’re merely interested, use them to indicate you got a particular book recommended… Endless possibilities!!
Are you participating in any reading challenges? If so – how’s it going?
I’m doing two challenges this year! Of course my annual reading goal, but also the SFF Badge Collection challenge. This is a challenge hosted by Spells & Spaceships and it’s super fun. There are 21 SFF-related prompts to complete, and if you’re a SFF reader already, you’ll probably automatically complete them. The Story Graph says I’ve only completed four prompts, but I’ve added 6 books, so it should say 6 lol.
Which books populate in the “Owned” box?
A very random selection again, but at least it’s accurate! I love that you can mark books as “owned” because let’s be real… sometimes we just forget which books we already have! I’ve actually bought the same book twice but in different languages, and I didn’t even realize until halfway through reading it… So yeah, handy feature.
Section Three: Stats
For this year so far, what are your top three moods?
My top three moods so far are adventurous, dark, and mysterious. I am honestly not shocked by this at all. I think you kind of get the same graph if you look at last year, lol. Also, did you know that pie charts are my favorite type of graph? That’s so random I know, but I genuinely like pie charts.
What pace are you favoring this year?
It looks like this is pretty evenly split. Most books I read are medium-paced, but this year I’ve read some shorter books that were very fast-paced. I’m sure that as the year goes on, that purple slow-paced slice will shrink and shrink.
What page number set do you lean toward?
Again not very surprising. Most YA books I read are between 300-500 pages, so it makes sense that that’s the biggest slice at the moment. Though I have some pretty chonky books on my TBR this year, so I think the 500+ slice will grow some the next few months!
Are you a fiction or non-fiction person?
I’m a fiction person for sure! I have major respect for people who manage to read more than ten non-fiction books per year. I could never. Sometimes I do pick up a non-fiction though. Always about a topic I want to learn more about. My favorite types are the ones that use normal people language. Despite being in grad school, I have zero affinity with academic language and reading it gives me a headache.
What are your top genres so far?
Fantasy is my top genre so far, and I expect it to stay that way. I believe there is some overlap between Fantasy and Young Adult, but I’m pleased that I’m reading more adult fantasies this year. The third categorie is science fiction, which like I said, I also wanted to read more of. So far, so good!
How’s your number of books and pages chart looking?
This isn’t looking too bad! Of course, March looks like it’s taking a dip, but we still have half a month to go. I expect to read at least three more books, so both page number and book number should be going up soon. Also, I’m almost at 10K pages!!
What is your average rating so far this year?
My average rating is really high this year so far, partly because I am an easy rater. But also because I’ve been more selective in which books I read. This year I’ve been continuing series I really loved, so it’s not entirely surprising to me that I’ve been rating them highly. And to be honest, I see no issue with having a year full of really good books!
Section One: The Home Page1 – What books show in “Your Recommendations”?
2 – What books show in “Your To-Read Pile”?hello
3 – What shows in the “Currently Reading” box?
4 – What shows in the “On the StoryGraph” box?
Section Two: Your StoryGraph1 – According to TheStoryGraph, what types of books do you read?
2 – What books have you “Read Recently”?
3 – What are your “5 ⭐ Reads”?hello
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: Stats1 – 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?