2012 pledge – author gender breakdown

August 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

At the beginning  of 2012 I made it a goal to read more books written by women than by men, in 2012.  We are two thirds through the year, and I have just done a tally.  Sadly, I stopped keeping track book-by-book about the seventh book of the year.  I have attempted to recreate my reading history for 2012 as best I can.   Tally is, women 15, men 10.

I think I am missing a few books, and I have the feeling they were written by men, so I am going to handicap it by three books to the men, bringing the tally to women 15, men 13.

I like the results of this effort to read books written by women.  It has meant broadening the net and reading things I probably would not have read otherwise.  The overall quaility of my  2012 reading list is at least as high as my 2011 reading list, and it is more varied.  At the same time, I admit some relief at being able to read some specific books I was holding off on because I didn’t want to miss my quota.   _Bitter Seeds_ by Ian Tregillis is up next.

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