I counted some gender stats about 700 books I've read in recent years.
Of Finnish books 121 were written by woman assumed authors (by name) and 108 by man assumed authors; 44 books were undefined (mostly anthologies with multiple authors).
Of foreign books 135 were written by woman assumed authors, 269 by man assumed authors and 23 were undefined.
Quite interestingly it's easier to reach a gender balance on domestic books. Would be interesting to know if this holds in other countries too.
Also, I haven't much done anything special to reach this gender (im)balance. This is just what kind of books end up in our shelves, and there are certainly multiple factors affecting which books we choose to buy.
@Stoori That's really interesting! And your stats for foreign books tally with the industry trend.
I found a similar ratio in my own reading a while back.
@Stoori Oh, I wish I had tracked all the books I've read. Certainly would not be that many tho. That is a lot of books.
@Stoori I read much less than you do, but here's my stats for 2018—2020:
EN 17 female, 15 male, 1 non-binary, 1 unknown/mixed
BE 5 female, 5 male
RU 10 female, 8 male, 3 unknown
PL 1 female, 2 male, 1 mixed
UK 2 female, 1 male
LA 1 female
Trasianka 1 female
2018 8 female, 17 male, 3 unknown
2019 15 female, 7 male, 1 unknown
2020 14 female, 7 male, 1 non-binary, 1 mixed
TOTAL 37 female, 31 male, 5 unknown/mixed, 1 non-binary
@lime Those stats look good!
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