To think that only male readers sneer at books on love and relationships is sexist. Plenty of females too keep off such subjects in life and literature. Ideally, one must pick up a work of fiction to evolve the EQ, to empathize. Books connect us directly to a million people, a million sentiments. By placing us - man or woman - in all kinds of situations, fiction beats our heart in another body. You never know what will happen if you read -- you may actually understand what someone else is going through!