We do this article every month. But if you have read these before, then you’ll know that I usually post only the articles that I posted in that month. However, after a quick poll on social media, we’re going to be changing these to include every single article across my website so we can see an ongoing trend as to which articles people are always reading.
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So, as I do every time, I’ll list them all below leading from the least read to the most read as it were. I’ve also included a extract from the article itself, a link to the article itself and the number of views that particular article received. If it’s a review of a book, I include a
What I can do now as well is give you some more stats as they make more sense:
- Total views: 7,759
- Users: 6,001
- Average engagement time: 1m 00s
And here are the top five most-read articles on my blog in January 2024:
5. 110+ Questions for your Question of the Day on Bookstagram (249 views)
“There are lots more questions you could think of based loosely on those that I’ve chosen above. However, if I did this, I’d be here all day and I’ve got places to be and people to see!!
I hope this list is of some help to you and if it is, please do share it on your preferred social media channel!”
4. Book review: The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (301 views)
“If you’ve read the previous 900 words and gotten to this point then I congratulate you. If you’re somebody who has already read HP a million times over and are simply here to read another view – thank you. If you’re somebody who has never read the books and wants to know if they’re any good – I hope I’ve summarised the book well enough for you.
I would recommend Harry Potter to absolutely everybody. It transcends the fantasy or YA genres some would argue it fits into. The Philosopher’s Stone is a very solid first book and you can see why (after her many attempts to actually have it accepted by publishers – google it) J.K. Rowling hit a home run with this first novel.”
3. Book review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (410 views)
“I listened to To Kill a Mockingbird via audiobook and I read the kindle version too and whichever I was choosing to do, I found myself absolutely obsessed and invested by the story and the characters. When I pick up a classic, I always go into it with hesitancy as I worry I won’t grasp why it’s received the acclaim it has and to have endured for such a long time. But I can 100% see why To Kill A Mockingbird is considered one of the greatest novels ever written. It gives you an utterly pure look into prejudice and the beginnings of the questions of whether it’s right the way people of colour were treated back then and whilst doing so writes in some utterly loveable characters, a gripping story and the feeling of completion when finished.
If you’ve not read To Kill A Mockingbird, I would highly recommend it to absolutely everyone. Usually, I pick a genre so I can link it to those genre reviews on my blog but I have to recommend this book to everybody. It’s fantastic and possibly up there with one of my favourite novels I’ve ever read.”
2. Did Atomic Habits by James Clear actually change my life? (475 views)
“I’ve noted a few times in this review that I am a huge sceptic when it comes to any of these books that claim to change your life, however, I came out of reading Atomic Habits not feeling like I’d read a load of wishy-washy nonsense about how I should change my mindset but with real tangible applications. Also, my favourite lesson to come out of this book is that you don’t have to start off big – in fact starting off very small and consistently doing something very small is the best way to start as it promotes what you want to be being very easy. If you’re looking to become a millionaire in the next six months, this may not be the book for you, but if you’re trying to consistently take up running or lose a little weight or something tangible like this, then Atomic Habits may offer you some great steps to help build up those habits.”
1. 50 Questions to ask your bookish friends (863 views)
“That actually took a lot longer than I thought it would. However, there you have it – 50 questions to ask your bookish friends to strike up a conversation.
Go through these and let me know your answers – let me know if any of these questions stumped you. Either way, message me on my social media channels once you’ve read this article!”
Some interesting articles on here. Nearly all of my traffic comes from Google at this point so that’s why a lot of these articles are older. Google has to learn to trust your website (using consistent posts, regular views, regular content and some consistent high-level of SEO).
I can’t say there are any surprises on here when it comes to the popular articles – Harry Potter is a very popular medium, the Atomic Habits book by James Clear was very popular and To Kill A Mockingbird is considered one of the greatest novels of all time.
The other articles show that people often search the internet for resources and for content, something I need to consider more of over the next few months if I want to draw people to my blog.
So, what were your most popular articles? Which of the posts above did you read this month? Let me know below or by finding me on social media @lukesblog1.