Firstly, I want to mention that this includes books for my childhood and early teenage years so some of them are a little embarrassing.
Number 1, with a total of 14 books is Lemony Snicket. If you’ve seen a few of my Top Ten Tuesday posts, this probably doesn’t surprise you at all. I absolutely ADORED The Series of Unfortunate Events as a child. Since I talk about these a lot, I’m just going to move on.
Drawn for second place, with totals of 11 books are J.K Rowling and Richelle Mead. These two are pretty self-explanatory too.
In third place is Jacqueline Wilson. Along with Lemony Snicket, Jacqueline Wilson was one of my favourite childhood authors- I read a total of 10 of her books from the ages of about 8 to 12 or 13.
Next, we have Cassandra Clare and James Patterson. I’ve read 9 Clare books and 8 Patterson, but I’m grouping these two together because they are authors that I never really plan to read again. (That’s a discussion for another day)
At 7 books, we have Agatha Christie who is another unsurprising author for me. At 6, we have Melissa J. Morgan (slightly embarrassing childhood author), Ian McEwan (2013 was my year of McEwan) and Maggie Stiefvater. At 5 books, we have Eva Pohler, Jessica Shirvington and Maureen Johnson who are all amazing.
From 4 down, we start to get a ridiculous number of authors. We have Julie Kagawa, Libba Bray, Tahereh Mafi, Patrick Ness, Rose Impey (another childhood author), Becca Fitzpatrick, QuinRose, Rachel Caine, Ann Brashares, C.S. Lewis and Sarah Dessen. I’ve realised that apart from Tahereh and Patrick, I don’t really mention a lot of these.
Onto 3 books. We’ve got William Shakespeare, Seamus Heaney, Rick Riordan (I know!), Scott Westerfeld, Laurie Faria Stolarz, Enid Blyton (possibly more, but I don’t remember), Kiera Cass, Beth Revis, Jackson Pearce, Veronica Roth, Kimberley Derting, Cate Tiernan, Charles Dickens, Daphne Du Maurier, Carrie Jones, George Orwell, Nansi Kunze, Maria V. Snyder, Alexandra Adornetto, John Green, Elizabeth Miles, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jessica Verday and Joy Preble. I admit to being embarrassed by a few of those only being at three books.
Okay, finally onto 2 books. We’ve got Charlotte Bronte, Rachel Vincent, Gayle Forman, Suzanne Collins, Sally Gardner, Scot Gardner, Georgette Heyer, Cecily von Ziegesar, Alexandra Bracken, Edward Albee, Cecelia Ahern, Stephanie Perkins, Victoria Schwab, Sarah J. Maas, Art Spiegelman, Roald Dahl, Emily Rodda, Rainbow Rowell, Marie Lu, Anne Frank, L. Frank Baum, Tracy Chevailer, Amy Tintera and Joshua Silverman.
So those are my most read authors. I know this is quite a big list and I don’t know how interesting it’ll be for you guys but I enjoyed it. Anyway, that was part one! In the next two parts I’ll be going into more detail about the authors since it’ll be a much smaller list!
Tell me about your most read authors below :)