Friday, January 06, 2012
A couple of my Spark Friends have posted their "books read" list for 2011. I'll get around to that, too, as I like that idea. But I wanted to pose a question to the readers out there. My former boss said that he thought that people tended to read authors who were the same sex as they are. So I looked at my list of titles read for the previous year (which was 2010 when he and I had that conversation) and discovered that I had read mostly women authors. Hmm. Is that because women tend to write on the topics that interest me or am I unconsciously drawn toward women authors for some reason?
I read heavily in the fields of women's history and women's issues, true, but I also love mysteries. I like history in general. Being retired Air Force Reserve, I also like to read "war stories" like the fiction of Dale Brown and Richard Herman, Jr. and there aren't a whole lot of women writing in that genre.
Thanks for all of the book reviews, "A World of Books" members. I read them all and have gotten some great ideas for my (staggerlingly large!) To Be Read List.