This is the most wonderful time of the year! It is bookish stats time! I’m starting off this year with the authors I read.
This year like most years I read overwhelmingly female authors. I counted each unique author I read. No extra credit if I read lots of their books.
The numbers don’t show up there were 2 Indigenous authors and 1 South Asian female author.
Once again my reading was mostly white women. It is likely even more skewed than it looks because I had a lot of series where I read many books by the same white author.
Do you see that one lone South Asian author? How does that even happen? I’ve had times when it felt like all I was reading was Indian authors. Not this year. I have plans to fix that next year though.
I had quit reporting on author race in my monthly roundups because there were a few times when I didn’t know the race of the author. I think moving away from looking at that monthly may have let my reading drift back to mostly white.
So who were some of the authors I read most?
Wow, I think it’s great that you were able to track this! So interesting
As a math person, I love graphs and pie charts. I haven’t graphed my reading, but I do know that most of the authors I read this year were not white. Most of the time, I don’t purposely seek out authors based on skin color, and I don’t even know his or her race when picking my books. If the writing captures my attention and holds it, I’m reading the book.
I always love the end of the year when I can analyze my reading—charts and graphs make me happy!
I didn’t track my stats as much this year. I probably read mostly white women too but I did have some diversity especially since I read 3 translated novels.