A while back (a long while) I was tagged to do this lovely tag by Vivian @ Inked In Pages, which focuses on gender diversity amongst authors.
Post this tag post on a Friday(I know it’s not a friday but my fridays are full already)
- Tag three to five other bloggers (female or male, doesn’t matter).
- Post the Tag image with this.
- If you’re going to start doing the meme on your blog please link back so there’s a pingback in the comments section for others to check out.
So, here we go!
What’s the ratio of male to female authors on your shelves?
So after sitting down and counting the authors for some 300+ books, I’ve read a majority of female authors at 69,5%. The fact that the majority are female doesn’t really surprise me, but I thought it would be much closer to 50-50.
Do you have any preconceived notions when it comes to female authors?
None at all (or at least none that I can think of right this moment).
Who’s your favourite female author?
Victoria Schwab is queen; I will fight you over this.
Have you ever read a comic or graphic novel written and illustrated by a woman?
I don’t read a lot of comics or graphic novels in general (I’ve read maybe 3?) but I’ve recently discovered this amazing little webcomic called OmgCheckPlease on tumblr which is written by Ngozi Ukazu.
(Seriously go check it out, it’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G)
Have you read any LGBTQ books?
Not that many, a little more than 20, with most of them being from the past couple years actually. I’m working on fixing that.
Have you read a book by a female author of colour?
Yes, several actually. My favourite is The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, for how just how beautiful the entire book is.
Have you read any non fiction feminist books?
No, I don’t read non-fiction.
Who is your favourite female character?
Lila Bard, from V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic, is queen.
Is there a really popular female author you haven’t read?
I was going to say Jane Austen, but I did read part of Pride and Prejudice when I was going through my ‘I’ll become cultured now’ phase a few years back, so I’ll go with Emily Brönte.
Is there a popular non feminist book you enjoyed reading?
Um, I really enjoyed The Twilight Saga back in 2008, I can’t think of anything more resent that’s not particularly feminist but I could be wrong.
(It’s a very subjective kind of thing, isn’t it?).