Here's a screen capture of what it looks like:
Most of my finds are from book newsletters I subscribe to. Some are from FB groups I belong to. If a person suggests a book or I picked up the book because I'm familiar with its author, their name would go there. :ahem, Silver:
I debated hiding the money column, but :shrug: It is what it is. I've spent just over $60 this year on books - 2/3rds of that on ebooks. Pathetic amount, but things happen. I do spent money where I need to. The first book on the sheet there was $4.99 - a book 2 I really wanted bad. So, I'm not a total Scrooge. And I try to review the free books to help the authors sell more, so there's that.
I probably should've filled in the dates of the books I read so I can keep track of how long it takes me to read a book after I've downloaded it. Maybe next year.
So, as you can see, I've picked up 139 new books this year - 90 of which are ebooks. I've finished reading 92 books so far. I've DNF'd 42 books - 33 ebooks and 9 hardcopy. And I have 7 unread new ebooks on my Kindle. (Unread hardcopies? Let's not be silly counting those, k?)
Yeah, this is probably way more information than any general reader wants to know or cares about. I started this because figuring out how much money I'm spending on books at the end of each year was a total pain in the ass - going through receipts and trying to remember if I got a receipt and well, bleh. It also helps me figure out which marketing sources are a better bang for my advertising buck. If I'm not finding anything good on a newsletter, then I have to wonder how effective it is for selling my own books. The same with figuring out if I'm consistently DNFing books from a particular source. If readers aren't getting what they need from a source, they'll stop using that source, which makes them ineffective for my marketing purposes. There are several sources I won't advertise with anymore based on this data.
I'll probably do a year-end wrap up of all of this data, but I thought this was a good time to look at it all. Only 12 weeks left of the year, folks. And I'm so ready for 2020 to start.
Do you keep track of how many books you read? Do any of you keep track of anything else about your reading? Or am I the only weird one?