A while back I wrote a post about having an author type. I read a lot of mysteries and thrillers and a lot of the writers I read regularly looked a lot alike. I decided I wanted to make sure my reading was more diverse. I think I’ve done OK, but I haven’t really checked in on the goal regularly. So, this is the first of a possible monthly check-in to see how I am doing.
I have read 6 books so far this year.
4 of them were written by women. Two by men.
4 of the authors are white.
2 of the authors were lawyers. 2 were journalists.
4 of the books were mystery/thrillers.
2 of the books were historical fiction. One of those was also one of the mystery/thrillers.
1 book was a non-fiction book.
1 book was YA. It was also one of the historical fiction books.
Not a bad start. I’m assuming my reading from the Youth Media Award books will help diversify both subject and author for a while.