I’ve done a rough breakdown of the gender stats, and it’s not really that surprising:
Male authors: 40 books
Female authors: 47 books
Also four anthologies, which I’m not counting.
So, roughly equitable. It’s skewed more towards male than it might have been had I been reading entirely for pleasure, rather than reading judging books.
Male authors: 7 books
Female authors: 3 books
A bit disappointing here, but I pay less attention to authors when it comes to history stuff; topic is way more important. That said, it still is reflective of the books that get recommended on particular topics, or that get stocked and are therefore easily available.
I read 105 books, apparently, including graphic novels. That’s down on last year, but not by much.