I may be the only one who does this, but I enjoy tracking the settings of the books that I read. I have a US and World map. After figuring out the location of a book, I then color my page. I do this yearly then create a new map for the following year.
Many of the books are in the same states over and over again. So a lot of times, I will read 6 or more books all set in Texas. Whereas some are made up places like Gotham or Panem. Those I keep track of as well but I just track them on a separate paper.
So far this year, I have read:
17 countries; 24 states; 5 places that are fantasy; 10 unknown settings; a few short story collections (I do not count the locations of short stories); one novel about climate change (the entire world- I did not keep track of the settings in this novel); and a few poetry books (some were located in one spot, I would track those but not poems by various poets and settings). I have read well over 100 books this year so far. My goal is between 130-150 this year. That shows you how many books were set in England, Texas, California, New York, Washington, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and North Carolina. I have also read a few from Australia and Germany. Next year, I am going to branch out and read novels from other countries and states.
Later on this year, I will be sharing my pages to keep track of where you read! Since keeping track of them, I find myself learning and soaking up the settings more with each novel that I read. What was before just something you breezed past, now becomes a hunt for the setting and information on how to figure out the setting like a detective!
I thought I would share this with people to see if anyone else does this!?!?!?! If you have, make a comment below!
Happy reading, Book Nerds!