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Caroline’s Reading Log

I’ve been using Looker Studio to analyze my reading for the year and I am OBSESSED with the charts I can create. Hit the full screen button above to view the charts better! You can also use the slicers to filter by year, genre, etc.

The cover page is just an overview of all the books I’ve read since I started tracking my reading. It can be filtered by year to see how trends change over time.

Page 2 is a Treemap of all the publisher and imprints I’ve read–I think it’s so cool to see where most of my books fall. I’ll add some slicers to this page to be able to filter by year and genre eventually.

Page 3 is the most important to me right now: demographics. I’m trying to be more intentional with my reading, focusing particularly on the types of representation shown here. Change the year filter to see how much I’ve improved–even though I still have a long way to go. Right now about 1/4 of my reads can be considered diverse for 2023, but I’m trying to get that number closer to 50%.

Page 4 is mostly for myself–I can quickly pull up a book and see stats, my review, and spoilers. Please only navigate to books you’ve read or don’t mind being spoiled!

Page 5 is a personal favorite. I love seeing the locations of my reading reflected on a map! It’s a lot of work to get this portion updated, but I love that I’ll eventually be able to click on a country or state and see a whole list of books that take place in that location.

The rest is in progress.

Have you tried using business intelligence to map your reading trends? I think it’s so interesting!

This widget should live-update, so come back to see how my trends change over time!

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