Last year I started tracking diversity in the books I read. It wasn’t exactly good news.
I tracked both the gender and race this year. I base gender simply on the author, counting a book if any contributor is a woman. For race I count a book if a contributor or main character is a person of color.
Here are the results for 2015:
- 54% POC books
- 56% female authors.
Here’s how diverse my reading has been since 2001:
And here are the actual numbers:
If you want to read more, check out my booklet 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading Again.