20 books read. 11 by women (55%), 8 by men (40%), 1 by NB (5%)
Works by POC: 7 (35%)
Year to Date
146 works reviewed. 79 by women (54%). 63 by men (43%). 4 by non-binary authors (3%).
Works by POC: 46.5 (32%)
And now, the meaningless table.
Key: WNB stands for “women and non-binary genders”, while POC stands for “person of colour”. R/R stands for “reviews/reviewers”. For R/R the percentage represents the site’s R/R over my 2015 R/R. SFX is actually called SFX; it is not short for anything. Same with io9. F&SF is the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. SFS is Science Fiction Studies. LARB is the Los Angeles Review of Books. CSZ is the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
|Review source||Total||WNB||WNB %||POC||POC %||Reviewers||R/R||R/R %|
I am making progress on the non-binary front but only in terms of books. In terms of authors, I am still narrow focus. I've read more books by POC than this time last year (46.5 versus 34) but fiddling about with numbers says at 4 or 5 books by POC I will only have reviewed 66 to 71 books by POC by the end of December. The low end is not significantly better than 2016. It's a good thing I am neither competitive nor obsessed with my statistics.
At 20 books a month, by year's end I will probably edge out everyone but Locus' army of reviewers, in terms of total reviews. Ah, well. And Locus will have reviewed slightly more WNB authors than I will by years end. At least I can console myself that I am about 27 times as productive thus far as the median reviewer is in a year.