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My New Year's Resolution in 2015 was to read a book a week. I thought it was attainable based on my reading habits prior to that point. However without any real data, I was not sure how difficult it would be. I have used this blog to keep track of what I was reading, adding a little bit of metadata to the posts to keep track of things like genre and how good or bad I thought the book was.

The reading a book a week project was a success, but without that specific goal my reading habits have fallen off a little bit. How do I know this? I continued to keep track of the data by posting here every time I read a book. Recently I added the page counts for all of the books that I read to the metadata that I collect. This allowed me to create some graphs that I found pretty interesting. As part of the build process for this site, I will now be autogenerating these graphs so that this page stays up to date with the details of my reading habits.

Each graph has an equal width bar for each month starting with January 2015 and ending at the month in which I last posted about a book (usually the current month). The maximum value should be labeled near the month in which that value was attained. The height of the bars is scaled linearly between zero and the max.

Books read per month

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
2015-01
9
2018-08

Pages read per month

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
2015-01
3170
2018-08

Ratio of pages read to number of books

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
2015-01
1160
2018-08

Yearly summaries

2015

Books read54
Pages read21,011
Bad2
Okay12
Good29
Great11
Fiction38
Nonfiction16

2016

Books read24
Pages read9,453
Bad0
Okay3
Good11
Great10
Fiction18
Nonfiction6

2017

Books read12
Pages read5,820
Bad0
Okay1
Good4
Great7
Fiction9
Nonfiction3

2018

Books read23
Pages read9,938
Bad0
Okay3
Good10
Great10
Fiction13
Nonfiction10

I have plans to add some more things to this page like some more graphs based on the genres and ratings. Also, I realize these graphs are not the greatest visually, but well they are more for me than anything and I haven't spent too much time digging into making this css better.