How many books did you read this year? And how many of them were by women?
I’m officially at 120 books so far (and let’s face it, I’ll probably squeeze in at least 2 or 3 more in the next week and a half). Best I can tell, 115 of them were by women; I started the Maze Runner trilogy before I heard about the Read Women campaign, I don’t skip a new Jasper Fforde book for anything, and one book was cowritten by Mercedes Lackey and a dude. I also started one book that was supposed to be about making parenting decisions based on science but was actually a bunch of self-aggrandizing bullshit by a dickhead who I kind of wanted to punch in the face after only few pages, and eventually I couldn’t even keep hate-reading it.
Otherwise, my reading list was mostly YA and romance, which are dominated by lady authors. (Assuming none of them are men writing under female pen names, that is; my high school English teacher told us she had a good male friend who was a pretty famous romance writer because he masqueraded as a woman. And no, she never did tell us who he was!)
How did you do this year?