Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Most-Read Authors


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten most-read authors. These numbers probably aren’t accurate because I just counted the books by each author on my “Read” shelves. This list should probably be “Most-Owned Authors.”


My Most-Read Authors


10. Laurie Halse Anderson – 4 books: I’ve read The Impossible Knife of Memory, Twisted, Wintergirls, and Speak.


9. Ellen Hopkins – 4 books: I’ve read Burned, Smoke, Rumble, and Tilt.


8. Rick Riordan – 5 books. I’ve read the first Percy Jackson series and own the box set.


7. Cassandra Clare – 5 books. How did I end up reading 5 Cassandra Clare books? I don’t even like Cassandra Clare’s work. Has anyone else read a bunch of books by an author you don’t like? Am I just weird?


6. John Green – 5 books. I’ve read all of his novels. I haven’t read any of his short stories.


5. Gary Paulsen – 6 books: I own Hatchet, Brian’s Winter, The River, Dogsong, Winterdance, and My Life in Dog Years. I know I read more Gary Paulsen books when I was a kid, but I don’t remember which ones.


4. Dan Brown – 6 books. I think I’ve read all of his novels. I loved the first few and hated the last few. I’m not sure if I’m going to read any more of them.


3. J.K. Rowling – 10 books. I’ve read Harry Potter many, many times. I’ve also read The Tales of Beedle the Bard, The Casual Vacancy, and Very Good Lives.


2. Margaret Atwood – 16 books. I’m not going to list all of these. I’ve read a lot of her novels and short story collections. I’ve also read some of her poetry, but I don’t think I’ve read a full book of it.


1. Stephen King – 38 books. I own 38 Stephen King books, and I’ve read all of the ones I own. I have no idea how many I’ve actually read in my life. When I tell people that I’ve read a ridiculous number of Stephen King books, I’m not lying. 

10 comments:

  1. I had John Green On my list as well. I still haven't read any of his short stories either. I have read a little of Stephen King, Dan Brown and JK Rowling (I have only read her Robert Galbraith)- Great list!

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  2. Nice list! I had Rick Riordan and J.K. Rowling too (I didn't remember Tales of Beedle the Bard, though--my total for Rowling should've been 8, not 7.)

    My TTT: http://thespellboundreader.blogspot.com/2015/08/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-authors-ive.html

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  3. I'm slightly jealous of how many Stephen King books you've read. I have only read Shining and Doctor Sleep. I really need to read more but there are too many to choose from

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  4. Haha! I can't say I've read many books by authors I didn't like... I read Clockwork Angel back in the day and didn't really enjoy it, but I am planning on giving that series another chance since everyone loves it and I own it. I really want to read something by Margaret Atwood... I'm not sure why I haven't! Off to the library!

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  5. Love JK Rowling and the Harry Potter books - read and adored all of those! Need to read Cassandra Clare and Rick Riordan and John Green one of these days too! My TTT

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  6. Funny about Cassandra Clare... and you don't even like her. LOL I had a couple surprises, too. Like Danielle Steel. Seriously? Ack.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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  7. I've definitely read a lot of books by authors I don't like! That is such a lot of Stephen King, I've always been quite nervous to read his books for some reason

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  8. JK Rowling should be on my list also, as well as Rick Riordan but my list was getting kind of monstrous so I made a lot of cuts. Apparently I like to binge read lots of authors works.

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  9. I'm amazed to know that you've read 38 books by the same author ! But Stephen King has been around for a while and, unlike some authors who shall remaing nameless, doesn't take forever to write, I hope I'll get to this point with some of my favourite authors !

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  10. I'm only familiar with half of the authors on your list, AJ, and Stephen King is one of them... I haven't read quite as many as you have, because I get too scared by his specific kind of horror now, but I used to love them when I was younger :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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