I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
This helped me add a few more authors to my "Sci-fi/Fantasy Written by Women" reading list (yup, still working on that, off and on - I've almost made it to 300!).
By the way, while I love my list, it's incredibly unwieldy. It would be great if if there were a way to sort lists alphabetically by author. It'd make it easier to see how many authors I've included more than once. On the plus side, it's not possible to list a book more than once - I've tested that out, and all it does is change the book's position on the list.