2015 reading summary


My 2015 reading summary is on an infographic this year. I decided to make an infographic, because one of my goals with my blog is to learn new technologies for my blog. This is the first infographic I’ve made and it was fun and quite easy to make using the Piktochart site. There are tutorials and templates which make it quite easy and they even offer to chat with you and help you if you need it. The hardest part was trying to decide what information to include and then how to show it. I hope to make more infographics in the future.


Did the infographic work?

According to Wikipedia, “Information Graphics or Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly.” What do you think? Was the infographic a success?

One thing I worry about making an infographic like this is whether the graphic is too big and makes the page load slowly. Please do let me know if the page seems to load slowly on your computer.

Have you ever made infographics for your blog? What do you think–are they worth creating?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

11 thoughts on “2015 reading summary”

  1. I love how you used charts and such and compared 2015 to 2016. Uprooted has made a lot of favorite lists and I am still trying to get to that. The Martian is another crowd favorite, but is one that I just couldn’t get into. Anyway, great post. Happy New Year.


    1. Thanks! Uprooted was very good. I’ve seen books on others favorite lists, too, and just didn’t connect with them. We’re lucky we have so many books so we cn all find books we like.


  2. The infograph worked well! Very cool looking. Deadheat was one of my favorites this year as well. I also loved The Martian, which I listened to on a long roadtrip back in 2014. Such a fun book. I hope you have a great 2016!


    1. Thanks, Samantha. I hd fun making the infographic. The Martian is a perfect road trip book, I think. My husband listened to it that wey, too, on a trip from Iowa to Maryland and it was great.


  3. I love your charts! This year was a pretty good reading year for me. I think most of my books were in the B or A- range. Hope 2016 is a fantastic reading year!


  4. Oh wow – love the infographic! I’ll have to check out the site you linked to. So interesting to see the year-on-year changes in genres you read.

    Great list of favourite books – READY PLAYER ONE was so much fun, and I loved the Martha Wells’ Raksura books as well. And of course, UPROOTED.

    Happy new year!


    1. It was quite easy to make the infographic, Li. I was kind of surprised, too, when I crunched the numbers and found the differences from 2014.


  5. You made your own infographic? How cool! It’s interesting to see how our reading changes; it’ll be fun to compare your 2016 stats at the end of the year.


  6. Three cheers for infographics! Yours looks awesome, I’ll have to try Piktochart sometime. I also loved Uprooted and Dead Heat! Hopefully I’ll finally get to The Martian this month. 🙂


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