This Top Ten Tuesday prompt is about one of my favorite things: authors. Authors that I love, specifically. Authors that I’ve read over and over and over again. Repeat offenders of writing great books. It’s the ten authors that I’ve read the most books from. So, I turned to Goodreads (Goodreads is my savior for TTT posts) and literally just went through my read shelf, sorted it by author and counted the amount of books I had for each. I was actually surprised by some of these numbers…Some of them not so much. So let’s get to it:
Laurie Halse Anderson
C. S. Lewis
J. K. Rowling
Meg Cabot (9)
Sarah Dessen (12)
Nicholas Sparks (13)
Jodi Picoult (14)
Surprises Me the Most: Meg Cabot. I haven’t read anything by her in years. Honestly, though, I think I’ve read more than this. I only have the first and the tenth Princess Diaries books listed on there, but I’m fairly sure I read more than that. I don’t think I’ve read the entire series…but still. So there may have been more than 9! I read the three Queen of Babble series and I remember liking that! Although it was back in 2010 and I don’t remember much from it.
Shames Me the Most: Nicholas Sparks. I really liked him before. And I’m not trying to shame anyone who does like him now…I just don’t anymore. But I used to read basically all of his stuff. As I’ve read more, I’ve just come to dislike his predictable plot lines. But, hey, it took me thirteen books to come to this conclusion so there must be something there.
Makes Me Nod My Head: Jodi Picoult. I went through a big Jodi Picoult phase, as you can tell. I’ve read 14 of her books, and I don’t even think that’s all of them. She is a book writing machine, I’m telling you. She writes some really intriguing stuff, though. All or most of them focus on an event that happens that leads to a court case. And I find that a really interesting way to explore a story. The “event” happens before we turn the first page and then we–like the audience in the courtroom–have to find the facts and evidence to place together what really happened for ourselves.
Makes Me Wish I Had More to Read: Jane Austen. Love her to death and I wish there were more novels for me to get my hands on from her. There are a ton of re-tellings by different authors but they just can’t really compare to the real deal of Jane herself.
Do I Plan to Read More…and More…and More…: Brandon Sanderson. He also has a bajillion books that are all a bajillion pages each. And I hope to read them all. Just kidding, but not really. No, I’m not kidding at all. Dead serious. All of them. Okay, moving on.
Have you read a lot of these authors too? Or do you not like them? Let me know in the comments!