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Tuesday 25 November’s Guardian has an interesting article Woolf is for Women – and Mailer’s for Men? How Readers Favour Authors of Own Gender on research done by the website Good Reads about their readers reading habits. The survey found most women and men on their website read fiction where the author matches their gender. Any surprise to you?

However mostly their readers didn’t make a choice to read a male or female author from the start but just chose a book according to how interesting it seemed them.

Good Reads was inspired to run the survey having followed the Twitter campaign #Readwomen encouraging people to read books by female authors. This year a Twitter group @Readwomen2014 has been dedicated to getting female authors’ output read.

Today there’s a chance for libraries to register as a giver for World Book Night 2015. We’ll be selecting the books which we’d like to give out and you can view them on their website too. It’s your chance to be a volunteer and give out books. Plus if you register as a volunteer you can give out books you own that you want to give away free yourself. You will need to register by 30 January 2015.

 

 

 

Voting form for World Book NightAt our World Book Night event on 23 April we got our students voting for some the latest pieces of fiction by women writers. The list included:

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto

The Hen who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang

Perfect by Rachel Joyce

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason

Love, Nina: Dispatches from Family Life by Nina Stibbe

We’re adding these to our fiction collection over the summer. We’ll be also looking at ordering from the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist:

Americanah by Chimamanda  Ngozi Adiche

The Lowland by Jnumpa Lahiri

Burial Rights by Hannah Kent.

 


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