Alright, here's the scenario. You have to choose to read books written only by men or by women, for the rest of your life. You will be incapable of reading or understanding anything written by the other gender. You can choose which gender, but there is no way of escaping the curse. You must choose, and no, you can't cheat with audio books or anything similar. So, which would you choose? If absolutely pushed to make a choice, would you prefer male or female authors? And why? Give examples, if possible. Personally, I'd choose to read male authors, simply because overall, I've enjoyed books written by men more. I'd be very sad to say goodbye to Robin Hobb, but I've never read anything quite like the work put out by Ricardo Pinto or Gene Wolfe (Gene is a guy's name, right?!) that was done by a woman. I also think I relate to characters written by men better. And finally, Shakespeare was a man.