Books Read in 2013: Female Authors vs. Male Authors

After I read the post I just reblogged from Batgrl I went back to look at all the books that I read in 2013 to see how many were written by female authors and how many were written by male authors. I am pleased, but not surprised, by the results.

 

Last year I read 144 books (I am including novellas in that) and 101 were written by female authors (or had female contributors) and only 43 were written by male authors. So 70% of the books that I read last year were written by women. I didn't consciously choose to read more books by women but I am glad that I did because I happened to read some really great books. Hopefully I will manage to support and read books by female authors in 2014 as much as I did in 2013.