Apple recently introduced Year in Review, similar to Spotify Wrapped, for its Books app. This feature allows users to view personalized statistics covering all the books they have read within the app over the previous year. If you’re interested in knowing your most-read author and the total time spent reading in 2023, this feature is worth exploring.
To access the Year in Review, open the Books app, select the Read Now tab in the bottom-left corner, and locate the ‘Your Year in Review’ card under the Top Picks header. Tapping on it will reveal a plethora of intriguing facts about your reading habits from the past 12 months. Keep in mind that you need to have marked at least three books as completed to receive your reading summary.
For instance, Apple has categorized readers into six distinct ‘reader types’ based on their reading or listening habits. These types include ‘The Completionist’ for those who consume multiple books in a series, and ‘The Contemporary’ for individuals who enjoy trending titles.
Apple has also compiled lists of the most-read books across all Books users. Notably, Spare by Prince Harry secured the top spot for non-fiction titles, while Only the Dead by Jack Carr was the most popular fiction audiobook. Similar lists have been created for the Podcasts app, showcasing the top-ranked shows among listeners.
Exceeding Apple Music Replay
Apple has placed a strong focus on social sharing this year by enabling users to create and share book cover collages, graphs, and statistics with friends. All this reading information is easily accessible within Apple’s Books app, providing an effortless way to review your year while reading or listening to an audiobook.
This sets it apart from Apple Music Replay, which serves as Apple Music’s equivalent of Spotify Wrapped. Similar to Year in Review, it offers a comprehensive overview of your music preferences in 2023.
However, the key distinction lies in the fact that Apple Music Replay is hosted on Apple’s website rather than within the Apple Music app. While it provides the same statistics and figures, the process involves an additional level of complexity compared to Spotify, where the Wrapped round-up is seamlessly integrated within the app.
The reasoning behind integrating the Year in Review into the Books app while keeping Apple Music Replay web-based remains a mystery. Nevertheless, if you are keen on understanding your reading habits in 2023, head over to Apple’s Books app.