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Friday Coffee & Bookish Speaks – I might be a gender biased reader

Happy Friday! What are you drinking? I am sticking with coffee and cream these days.

I never thought twice about the gender of writers until I had a blogger who usual only read male authors. I then noticed I tend to gravitate towards female authors. I get a little anxious when the author is male. I don’t have a good reason for why that is. I just like the comforting prose of female writers.

I find that I can’t relate to male generated prose as easily as one that is written by a female. Lucky me that the book industry is fairly dominated with women. Have you ever stopped to think why that is? I feel this is a strong component in why I have reader bias in the first place. Most books I read are female authors so I think I’m just more used to it.

I would say though, I am reading a book right now by Marius Gabriel that is breaking the glass ceiling. He’s got amazing prose going on. Other male writers not so much.

Do you have gender bias in reading? What is your preference?

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  • irena_bookdustmagic January 22, 2016, 5:09 am

    I can’t say that I prefer one gender over the other, but I can’t help but notice that most of the books I read are written by female authors.
    Those from male authors I read I really, really liked, but since my favorite genres are women’s fiction and romantic comedies it is no wonder I read more female authors.

  • Renee January 24, 2016, 6:57 pm

    Lately I’ve been reading lots of chick lit, women’s fiction and rural romance, so most of the authors have been female. I have found a couple of great male rom com writers too.
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    • Jessica February 5, 2016, 4:13 pm

      I think it really has to do with availability.

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