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Apple announces “Year in Review” recap feature for Apple Books

Apple today unveiled a new feature for its Apple Books reading app. “Year in Review” offers readers a recap of the top books and audiobooks throughout 2023 with a personalized review of all the titles they’ve read.

“Year in Review” is available for free to users in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom for iPhones and iPads running iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1. With the new feature, readers can visualize data on their reading habits in 2023 including total time spent reading, highest-rated book, longest titles they’ve read, completed series, breakdown by favorite authors and genres, and more.

“Year in Review” can be accessed under the Read Now tab of the Books app under Top Picks for readers who have finished reading at least three books in 2023 by selecting Mark as Finished. Apple says “Year in Review” offers six different reader types that users can find themselves as part of.

Year in Review uses anonymized reader insights to determine a personal reading type. There are six reader types to discover, including The Contemporary for readers of trendy titles; The Completist for readers of multiple books in a series; The Seeker for nonfiction readers; The Wanderer for multigenre readers; The Deep Diver for single-genre readers; or The Free Spirit for readers with wide-ranging interests across the book world.

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Upon completing their Year in Review, users are presented with a summary of their year in Books, showcasing the total number of books read and the overall duration spent reading. This summary is accompanied by a grid displaying the covers of the books they’ve completed.

Apple also issued its own list of top books and audiobooks published in 2023. Titles are broken down into fiction and nonfiction.

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

Top Nonfiction Audiobooks of 2023

  1. The Woman in Me by Britney Spears
  2. Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
  3. Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia and Bill Gifford
  4. The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin
  5. Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

Top Fiction Audiobooks of 2023

  1. Only the Dead by Jack Carr
  2. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
  3. Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
  4. Happy Place by Emily Henry
  5. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros
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Apple announces “Year in Review” recap feature for Apple Books

Apple today unveiled a new feature for its Apple Books reading app. “Year in Review” offers readers a recap of the top books and audiobooks throughout 2023 with a personalized review of all the titles they’ve read.

“Year in Review” is available for free to users in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom for iPhones and iPads running iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1. With the new feature, readers can visualize data on their reading habits in 2023 including total time spent reading, highest-rated book, longest titles they’ve read, completed series, breakdown by favorite authors and genres, and more.

“Year in Review” can be accessed under the Read Now tab of the Books app under Top Picks for readers who have finished reading at least three books in 2023 by selecting Mark as Finished. Apple says “Year in Review” offers six different reader types that users can find themselves as part of.

Year in Review uses anonymized reader insights to determine a personal reading type. There are six reader types to discover, including The Contemporary for readers of trendy titles; The Completist for readers of multiple books in a series; The Seeker for nonfiction readers; The Wanderer for multigenre readers; The Deep Diver for single-genre readers; or The Free Spirit for readers with wide-ranging interests across the book world.

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Upon completing their Year in Review, users are presented with a summary of their year in Books, showcasing the total number of books read and the overall duration spent reading. This summary is accompanied by a grid displaying the covers of the books they’ve completed.

Apple also issued its own list of top books and audiobooks published in 2023. Titles are broken down into fiction and nonfiction.

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

Top Nonfiction Audiobooks of 2023

  1. The Woman in Me by Britney Spears
  2. Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
  3. Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia and Bill Gifford
  4. The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin
  5. Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

Top Fiction Audiobooks of 2023

  1. Only the Dead by Jack Carr
  2. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
  3. Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
  4. Happy Place by Emily Henry
  5. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros
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Omar is Senior Editor at Supercharged and an Apple devotee since his early teens. He graduated with a computer engineering degree in 2022, which aids him in his technical content writing. Outside of work, he can often be found critiquing music or a film, or tinkering with a bass.

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