Hey book lovers!
I should have posted my June reading wrap up sometime over the last few days, but I have not gotten around to it. Not that it’s a lot to get to, but I’ve just been unmotivated lately.
Instead, today I’m writing another TOP TEN TUESDAY post! If you aren’t familiar with TTT, it is a weekly meme hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl, each week she posts a new theme and book lovers can craft a post around that.
This week’s theme is Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By and I gotta say, this left me a little stumped. I typically don’t purchase books based on the author. Sometimes I’ll read a series and love it and then a couple months or years later I’ll see something new by that same author and think, “Oooh I loved _____ I should read this one too!”
Sometimes that works out very well for me. Other times *cough*theballadofsongbirdsandsnakes*cough* it does not.
So, this theme was a struggle for me. I spent some time combing through my shelves and did manage to find several instances where the same author seemed to pop up over and over again (Note to self: Organize your damn shelves, they’re a disaster!) but it fell short of 10, and for the most part my books are a scattered mix of authors. Except for clusters of trilogies or other series (what is the plural for series? …is there one?) that I really enjoyed.
And then I had a light bulb moment.
When I was a kid I used to read a lot. and a great deal of what I read was part of a few different series that I was quite passionate about, so I figured why not turn the latter half of this post into a bit of a trip down memory lane and remember some of those authors who clearly got me hooked on reading way back then? So that’s what I’ve decided to do. The first part of this list will be current books on my shelf where more than 3 books are by the same author, and the second part will be authors I read a lot of books by as a kid.
So let’s get into it!
The Currently On My Shelf List:
James Dashner – author of the Maze Runner series of course, and also a few others. I read 4 of the Maze Runner books and 3 from the Mortality Doctrine series.
Total Read By This Author: 7 Books
Kate Brian – Years ago I got super obsessed with the Private series and read way too many of them. They’re all still on my shelf now even though I don’t really have much interest in them anymore.
Total Read By This Author: 12 Books
Chuck Palahniuk – I went through a phase of being just completely obsessed with Chuck. His books are so weird and disgusting and complicated that I can’t get enough of them.
Total Read By This Author: 8 Books
Kiera Cass – I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with The Selection series, but that didn’t stop me from reading 5 of the books and then also picking up The Siren when i saw it was by the same author. I ended up loving the Siren though.
Total Read By This Author: 6 Books
Lauren Kate – I’ve heard a lot of people hating on them over the last few years but I really loved the Fallen series. I read all 6 of them and then tried to read one of her other books, Teardrop, but I just couldn’t get into it.
Total Read By This Author: 6 (and a quarter?) Books
Lauren Oliver – I still have such fond memories of the Delirium series, and I’ve also read Panic and Before I Fall. For some reason I thought she had a lot more books that I read but I think I was getting her mixed up with another author.
Total Read By This Author: 5 Books
Lauren DeStefano – Ok apparently I have a thing for Laurens. I was very in love with the Chemical Garden trilogy (Wither, Fever and Sever,) and very much enjoyed the Internment Chronicles (Perfect Ruin, Burning Kingdoms, and Broken Crowns) and I have 2 of her other books I just haven’t gotten to on my wishlist.
Total Read By This Author: 6 Books
Alright, now are you ready to take a journey with me? Are you prepared to take a glimpse inside my childhood mind and see what books and authors I was absolutely head over heels for in my younger days?
Note: I can’t even begin to calculate the number of books I would have read from these series, so I’m not going to. Suffice it to say, it was a lot.
The Blast From The Past List:
R.L. Stine – I mean, come on now. Who wasn’t obsessed with Goosebumps when they were like, 10? I definitely was and I had, and read, a lot of them. I also was really into his Fear Street books but I don’t remember them quite as well.
Ann M. Martin – If you try and tell me you didn’t love the Baby-sitters Club, I’m gonna call you a liar. Well, no not really of course because everyone’s taste is different, but I personally loved these books. I read probably all of them, and all the Baby-Sitters Little Sister books and I can still to this day remember so many details about the characters and the stories.
Joanna Campbell – One thing you need to understand about me as a kid, is that I was OBSESSED with horses. Every single project at school where I got to pick a topic: horses. I collected horse supplies for the horse I dreamed of having one day, I took riding lessons, horses were my one true love. And when my grandma introduced me to the Thoroughbred series by Joanna Campbell, I’m sure you can imagine how I felt about that. I can still name all the major characters (human and horse, obviously) and describe many of the plot points. I’m so tempted some days to track down and collect the whole series, though I suspect that may cost me a small fortune at this point. (According to my google search the series contained 72 books PLUS super editions and spin-offs sooooo….yeah that’s gonna be a long term goal kinda collection thing.)
So there you have it, that is my list of 10 authors who’s books I have read the most. I hope you enjoyed reading it. Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought, and if you have a blog I might want to follow let me know?