I started keeping a book journal as a New Year’s Resolution in 2012. This was the seed of an idea that would eventually culminate in discovering Goodreads! After about a year and a half, somebody commented that I didn’t read many women authors. To which I replied, “Why, that’s ridiculous. I’m not sexist. After all, Ayn Rand is my favorite author!” However, going back to my handy journal confirmed it: I had read 38 books by male authors and a whopping 2 by female authors in the past 18 months.