Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Top Ten Authors I've Read The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly feature created at The Broke and The Bookish.

I'm going by my Goodreads shelf and my memory... (I need to finish that reading spreadsheet. And that other spreadsheet. I have a lot of spreadsheet catch-up to do.) There's quite a bit of overlap here with my "Authors I Own the Most Books From" post.

1. Rick Riordan- 15 books: Um, what? I didn't realise it was this many! Percy Jackson and the Olympians (plus two of the guides), Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles. At risk of sounding strange, I liked the older books best.

2. Eoin Colfer- 12 books: All of the Artemis Fowl books (and the Artemis Fowl Files, yes, I'm that person), which I adore. I've also read The Supernaturalist, Airman, and The Reluctant Assassin.

3. Cassandra Clare- 10 books (+1/2, I'm partway thought The Bane Chronicles, I'm weird about how I read short stories): I've mentioned that I have a kind of odd relationship with her books, but I certainly have read a lot of them.

4. J. K. Rowling- 10 books: Harry Potter, and all the accompanying material (Quidditch through the Ages and whatnot).

5. James Patterson- 9 books (ish): *hangs head in shame*  Maximum Ride, the first Daniel X. For those wondering, I have a disturbing amount of commitment to finishing a series when I start it, so I read eight Maximum Ride books, though I was pretty done with the series by book six. I will probably NOT be reading the ninth book, because I simple DO NOT have the emotional fortitude to subject myself to that. I try not to think about the James Patterson books I've read.

6. Kenneth Oppel- 8 books: Matt Cruse trilogy,  Silverwing trilogy, and The Boundless. Airborn is one of those books that I go back to when I'm in a reading slump. (Hello, fellow rereaders!)

7. Holly Black- 7 books: The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and The Darkest Part of the Forest. I read Spiderwick as a bind-up, but I also have the separate books, so I'm going to count them as they were originally published.

8. Lesley Livingston- 7 books: I kind of have a soft spot for her books, because they're from when I REALLY started reading YA. Which reminds me, I still haven't read Transcendent, yet.

9. Michael Scott- 6 books: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. 

10. Julie Kagawa- 5 books: I have a lot of author's whose books I've read five of, apparently. I'm putting her here because I've read a couple of short stories as well, so...


  1. I haven't yet, but I've been wanting to check out Holly Black for a while. Great Post !! Check out my Top Ten Tuesday

    1. It sort of hit me how many Holly Black books I've read while I was making this post. I didn't realise it was that many!

  2. I'm see Cassandra Clare on a lot of lists! She made mine... but just barely. I can't believe I've only read 1 book by Holly Black. I need to remedy that SOON!

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    1. That's the thing with series, though. It doesn't always feel like you've read ten plus books by the same author, but you have. I have a very strange mix of feelings about Cassandra Clare's books, but I do enjoy them overall.

      I've found that I really enjoy Holly Black's work. I love that we get YA fantasy standalones from her (not that I don't love series, I do, standalone novels are great for a change of pace, though).

  3. I need to read James Patterson one of these days. So many books, so little time lol.
    My TTT

    1. My feelings about James Patterson's work are... not positive. I've only read one of his adult novels (I forgot about it, I think, when I did the count), but his YA leave something to be desired for me. A lot of them he (and his co-writers) draw out a lot (Maximum Ride really should have been three books, five at most)...