In 2010 I reviewed 92 books and zines on my blog.
87 of them, or 95% were written by female identified authors.
24 or 26% were written or suitable for YA readers.
1 is a book of poetry, more or less.
14 or 15% are nonfiction.
30 or 33% are by authors of color.
23 or 25% are autobiographical.
14 or 15% are by queer authors or are primarily about queer people.
8 or 9% are zines.
7 or 8% are graphic/visual works.
I track author/content demographics because I like to get a sense of what I'm putting in my head. I like to make sure that it complements/balances/overcomes the mainstream media emphases of the male, white, heterosexual experience. I also read the way I do simply because I tend to favor books by women, especially women of color, immigrant women and queer women. That's not the politically correct police talking, it's what I like, and have liked since childhood.
Books and zines I rated highly recommended in 2010, alphabetical by title:
Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White
Another Life Altogether
Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For
Golden State: a 24 Hour Zine
The Good Times Are Killing Me
The Killing Jar
No History, No Self #1
One Crazy Summer
One! Hundred! Demons!
Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
QZAP Meta #4: Fight Homophobia: Fight Gay Hegemony
The Real Cost of Prisons Comix
The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou
This Book Is Overdue: How Librarians Can Save Us All
Through the Cracks
Zinester's Guide to NYC