In reviewing my 2014 year in books, I found that while I read many women authors, most of the writers I read are white women. My goal for 2015 is to diversify my reading with more works by people of color and more nonfiction.
So far this year, I’ve read 50 books. Of those 50,
- 41 are by women, 9 are by men
- 34 fiction, 16 nonfiction
- 3 are short story collections, 3 are essays or essay collections
- 9 are by people of color
While my reading still skews toward fiction written by white women, I’m not going to be discouraged, or quit trying to diversify my reading. Stepping out of our comfort zones takes work, and when we don’t actively think about it, we default to what we know. I’m glad I did this midpoint review. It’s a good reminder to be more aware of my reading choices and continue to actively seek out more works outside my default genres and authors.