This post was inspired by a post called You can’t have that; it’s a boy’s toy.
Except, I’m curious as to why I allow myself to be limited by this. It’s not like I don’t enjoy books that may be marketed more for boys, it’s just that I tend to not pick them up for whatever reasons.
I suppose some people may just not like the genres that are marketed for their opposite genre. However, for me that’s not always the case.
Obviously there’s always going to be types of books you don’t like, but are we influenced by gender roles?
I’m not totally sure how much I’m influenced, but I know that most of the books on my bookshelf in my room have pretty pinks and purples on the covers, which are colors tied to girls.
Similarly, some of my friends or family who are guys tend to carry around books with dark browns, blues, or greens, all gender neutral or ‘boy colors’.
I think it’s a bit silly, that books are marketed to certain genders in the first place, but I can see how it may help with getting sales and meeting the ‘goal audience.’