I’ve been super eager to see an integration with a site that can track reading in some way. I know Goodreads has been an item on people’s wishlists for a while as well, but I personally use a site called The StoryGraph… and it turned out to be really easy for us to create an integration with that site.
Plus, a site called StoryGraph + Beeminder… surely that’s a winning equation!
If you’d like to try tracking your number of pages read per day using StoryGraph, create a goal here. We’ll start by pulling in your cumulative number of pages read so far, and then the goal acts as an odometer.
We’d love to hear in support or this thread about any issues you have with the integration, any questions, etc. Let us know!
We’re very aware that a lot of our users are Quantified Self enthusiasts, or from adjacent communities, and that stats make our hearts beat faster. The StoryGraph definitely scratches that itch! If you’re curious about all the graphs you can see, check out my 2022 reading stats, but here are a few examples. For instance, I can see the “moods” of the books I’ve read (crowd-sourced from people’s reviews, including my own):
On the StoryGraph site, you can click on any section of the pie to view the books grouped there. You can see I do not go for inspiring books, ahaha. What about my fiction-to-non-fiction balance?
Books/pages per month? They got ya.
I think this is really telling, too – I’m pretty sure I was tending to read longer books at the start of the year, and in July I’ve been reading short books to catch up, so the red line isn’t seeing the same bump as the blue line.
I’d really love to see The StoryGraph grow, and I think the graphs and statistics are perfect for fans of Beeminder… See you there?