A post by Margot Kinberg at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist has made me realise that this year I have read so far 62 book of which only 13 were written by female authors. 19 were written in Spanish, either originally or translated. The country breakdown looks as follows: 45 European authors, of which 14 Nordic, 14 British, 11 Irish, 6 Italian, 5 Spanish and 3 French. From the Americas, 5 were by US authors, 4 from Argentina, 2 from Mexico and 1 from Cuba. I also read from South Africa 3 books and 1 each from Japan and Australia.