Books are been read by men and women both. While both the genders are reading around the same number of books per year, their sex may be determining the gender of the authors they gravitate towards. Recently Goodreads did a study on 40,000 of their most active readers on their website and found that not only women are more likely to read books by women authors, but this year, they read 2 times as many books published in 2014 as men.
Lot of factors which may contribute to these statistics, including the debates that readers really do judge a book by its cover, and books written by female authors tend to have less gender- neutral cover art.
So here is the Goodreads inforgraphic to see who women’s top 5 male author’s picks were for this year and how J.K. Rowling crossed the gender divide.