Apple Books’ ‘Year in Review’ unveiled with user reading habits and top literary trends

As 2023 draws to a close, Apple is inviting users to revisit their reading habits with personalized “Year in Review” features for Apple Books. This feature offers insights into individual reading habits as well as curated lists of the top books that captured the attention of readers this year.

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Note that the Year in Review feature is available for free for Apple Books users in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, and Germany.

“Year in Review” for Apple Books shows your top genres, highest rated book, total time spent reading, and more

Apple Books users can now access a personalized Year in Review experience within the Read Now tab under Top Picks. This feature provides a comprehensive overview of their reading journey in 2023, including total time spent reading, longest book or audiobook consumed, most-read author and genre, and highest-rated book. Additionally, users can manually add books and audiobooks to their Year in Review, ensuring a complete reflection of their literary preferences.

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Apple has also compiled a list of the top books of 2023, categorized into fiction and nonfiction genres, encompassing both books and audiobooks. These literary gems represent the works that captivated readers and listeners throughout the year.

Top Nonfiction Books of 2023
1. Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
2. The Woman in Me by Britney Spears
3. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann
4. Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia and Bill Gifford
5. Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

Top Fiction Books of 2023
1. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
2. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros
3. Happy Place by Emily Henry
4. Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
5. The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

The Year in Review feature also offers users a detailed look into their reading patterns, including total reading time, most-read author and genre, and longest reading streak. This personalized data empowers users to gain valuable insights into their reading preferences.

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To ensure accurate Year in Review data, marking books or audiobooks as finished is a simple process within the Apple Books app. Simply tap and hold on any book, select “Mark as Finished,” and adjust the finished date if necessary. For titles read elsewhere, users can search Apple Books for digital versions and mark them accordingly.

Apple further empowers readers to set ambitious reading goals for the upcoming year. By enabling the “Reading Goals” option in the Settings app, users can access comprehensive statistics, including average monthly reading minutes, to track their progress and transform their reading aspirations into reality.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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