If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
Being an avid book lover myself I was surprised to see that 95% of the books I had read were from authors originating from US and UK.
Also on further analysis I realized 80% of the authors were Male. To me this was a recipe for disaster.
I firmly believe that the books you read help shape your opinions.Something was clearly wrong when all the knowledge I was gaining was coming from an extremely small set of literature.
Given the rich culture and literature available all over the world this really surprised me that why was I not venturing out and reading more different types of books.
One problem is that the current sites like Amazon etc only gives recommendations based on things you have read before always keeping you inside a bubble.