As I was sitting down to look at what authors I have devoured the most of I realized just how little I stick with 1 author. I was reading posts by other bloggers and my gosh, there were some people that have read 20+ books by a particular author and for me that just seems crazy. I guess I just bounce around so much and sample so many different author’s works that I never really think about how much more that author may have available. So here is the 10 authors that I have read the most books from (some may not be a total shock). Starting with the most and working my way down….
- JK Rowling (10 books): Shocking, right? Between all the Harry Potter books (7), a few of her other shorter books from the series (2) and the Robert Galbraith books (1) it adds up to an even 10. I will probably continue to read her books for a very long time. She holds a special part of my growing up years and I just can’t ignore her and any of the Harry Potter stories.
- Neil Gaiman (10 books): Out of all of the books that I have read by Gaiman (Sandman, Stardust, etc) I find that my favorite by him are the ones written for children (I should add that this final count doesn’t include his picture books). I adore Coraline and The Graveyard Book so much and feel if you haven’t read them you definitely should.
- Gail Carson Levine (7): I feel like most of you know that I adored Ella Enchanted as a kid and read it many many times. So it should come to absolutely no shock to you that I have read a lot of her other books. I love how she writes all of her fairy tales with the nod towards the original fairy tale but without making it feel like an exact copy. She is fantastic.
- Scott Westerfeld (6): Love, love, LOVE the Leviathan series (and still need to read the final book). If you enjoy steampunk or are just getting into steampunk then I HIGHLY recommend you give this series a shot. It’s a great way to really ease yourself into the steampunk world without feeling in over your head. Also really enjoyed Uglies and a few of the other books I have read by him.
- Stephenie Meyer (6): I figured I might as well own up to this. Yes…I read all of the Twilight books (including the Bree Tanner one) and yes I read the Host (which really gets a bad reputation I think being that it is associated with this particular author). I sometimes look back on this as a complete and total embarrassing moment in my past, but it really did get my turned on to reading a heck of a lot more than I was at that point. I was in a long slump (like years long) and this definitely caught my eye and got me reading again. Moving on…
- Roald Dahl (6): As a kid I somehow avoided this author. My first real experience with his books was in college when I read The Witches for a class, and I fell in love. The fact that I have only read 6 of his books is kind of sad, and I really hope to be able to get my hands on more. I just love the way that he writes a story.
- Laurie Halse Anderson (5): Again, my first experience with this author was in college when I read Speak, and I discovered how much I loved the realness and the emotional journeys of her stories. To this day nearly every single book I have read by her has really hit me emotionally and I have learned so much from it. She is an author I wish I would have paid attention to as a high schooler.
- Rick Riordan (5): Basically I have just read the Percy Jackson series. I loved this series but for some reason have not really taken the time to pick up any of Riordan’s other books. I don’t know why. It’s not like I’m not interested or anything, it just hasn’t happened.
- Rainbow Rowell (4): I have read ALL the Rainbow Rowell (except I do really need to get my hands on My True Love Gave to Me) and I have loved every single one. I think my FAVORITE was Attachments, but that is so hard to say. The fact that I do not own any of her books is quite sad.
- Sarah J Maas (4): The only reason this is not 5 is because I am really scared to read The Assassin’s Blade because I hear it just smacks you in the feels and then continues to beat you emotionally. So basically I will be reading it in a week or so prior to getting my hands on QUEEN OF SHADOWS!!!!! I love her books and I love the way she writes. If you haven’t read anything by her I HIGHLY recommend it!
How about you…do we have any books in common? What are some authors that I am clearly missing out on?