… or a study of gender in the books that I read.
So it occurred to me the other day that almost all of the books I read are written by men, about men. This doesn’t bother me, I just thought it was interesting. Obviously, it’s the kind of thing that I find most pleasing to read. Who knows. Anyway, I decided to do a little digging, and came up with the following stats.
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So there we have it;
- Over 79% of the books that I have read this year were written by men
- Of the books (with single perspectives) that I have read so far this year, only 4 of them have female leads. That’s 16%.
I’m interested to see if your own reading habits produce similar stats to mine. Have you thought about it? Let me know!