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Books are girly - official

Article in the Guardian about male and female book preferences. Men and women were asked for the book that 'meant most to them'. Men choose books written by men, and women largely choose books by women. I have read 12 of the books on the women's list, 9 from the men's list.

I can't find the lists online so I'll copy them from the paper. Bold = read

Women chose:

Jayne Eyre
Wuthering Heights
The Handmaid's Tale
Middlemarch
Pride and Prejudice
Beloved
The Golden Notebook
Catch-22

Remembrance of Things Past
Persuasion
Frankenstein

Oranges are not the only fruit
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Mill on the Floss
Little Women
Madam Bovary
Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Gone with the Wind
Heart of darkness
To kill a mockingbird

Men chose:

The Outsider
Catcher in the rye
Slaughterhouse 5
One hundred years of solitude
The Hobbit
Catch-22
1984

The Great Gatsby
The book of laughter and forgetting
To kill a Mockingbird
Lolita
Lord of the Rings
Crime and Punishment

Brighton Rock
High Fidelity
Ulysses
Huckleberry Finn
Heart of Darkness
Metamorphosis
Grapes of Wrath

Also note the comment in the article 'On the whole men between the ages of 20 and 50 do not read fiction'
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