Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was started by The Broke and The Bookish.
Today’s topic is….
August 11: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From
So, I’ve come to realize that I tend to read a variety of authors which is nice! But there are a few that I cling to and will read everything (or almost everything as the case may be) they’ve ever written.
1) Jane Austen – 5/6; For reasons I don’t know, I have somehow not read Mansfield Park even though its sitting on my bookshelf. No idea why I haven’t read it yet but I know I need to. Jane Favorites: Persuasion and Pride & Prejudice
2) Sarah Dessen – 9/12; Sarah Dessen is, in my opinion and actually in the opinion of many others, the Queen of YA contemporary fiction. All of her books are great, if a little formulaic. That said, she writes a very authentic teen experience which I think is important. Dessen Favorites: The Truth About Forever and This Lullaby
3) JK Rowling – 8/10; JK! The. Best. I have read all 7 Harry Potter novels as well her first Robert Gailbraith novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling. I haven’t gotten my hands on the 2nd Gailbraith yet but I loved Cuckoo. I heard Casual Vacancy was a snooze-fest, sooo, didn’t read that one. Rowling Favorites: Harry Potter Series (duh) & Cuckoo’s Calling
4) John Green – 5/5; Every single list, every single time. I love John Green. His writing is so smart and beautiful, and really funny even in the face of difficult subject matter. Green Favorites: The Fault In Our Stars & Paper Towns
5) Gillian Flynn – 3/3; I’ve read all of Flynn’s works so I guess that counts as reading the most books from an author? All great and super creepy thriller novels, like, I couldn’t read them at night and had to sit in a chair that faced the room so I’d know no one was behind me. Flynn, In Order of Creepiness: Sharp Objects, Dark Places, Gone Girl
6) Rainbow Rowell – 3/4; I. Love. Rainbow Rowell. I haven’t been able to get my hands on Landline yet but all others I totally loved and I always recommend her to people who are looking for something new to read. Rowell Favorite: Attachments (I found the cute quote below from Cristina over at My Tiny Obsessions – Hi Cristina! 🙂 )
Of course there are several others where I’ve read the entire series and I feel like that counts because there are actually a lot of series that I start and never follow through with –
7) All Souls Trilogy, Deborah Harkness – 3/3; This trilogy is such a fun adventure. The story of a witch and vampire who fall in love and fight for their chance to be together. Lots of romance and action.
8) Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins – 3/3; I VOLUNTEER to read these books over and over again. Love this series.
9) Outlander Series, Diana Gabaldon – 4/9; This woman writes a TON of books. Its really impressive. A fun time-travel adventure with lots of romance and hot Scottish men thrown in. What’s not to love?
9) Chaos Walking Trilogy, Patrick Ness – 3/3; I read this trilogy a couple of years ago and it has stayed with me ever since. A beautiful sci-fi, YA series about friendship and sacrifice and what it means to be human. Patrick Ness is simply fantastic.
10) Divergent Trilogy, Veronica Roth – 3/3; Ok yall, I liked the Divergent series. I know there are a lot of people who threw in the towel on it, but the actual events of the ending didn’t bother me. I would have been okay with it if it had just been written better. (I feel that even though these have been out for years, I am cautious of spoilers, so yeah, let’s be as vague as possible….)