Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. This week’s prompt is Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By.
Hello Readers! Today’s topic is one that I thought I would know most of the answers for off the top of my head. But since I’m a stickler for facts, I had to do the research. And I was surprised to find my answers were very different from what I thought they’d be. One thing is for sure, I need to diversify my top-read authors!
I’ll be tackling my top ten most-read authors by counting down to my number one, most-read author!
(Link to Goodreads author profile through author’s name.
Link to Goodreads synopsis through book title.)
Tammara Webber, an author of contemporary romance novels, is probably best-known for her book, Easy from the Contours of the Heart series. I think it may have been the first book labeled ‘New Adult’ that I read.
Number of books I’ve read by Tammara Webber: 7
I actually had a tie here between Stephenie Meyer and She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, and while I still love the books the latter wrote, I don’t really want to promote the author at this time. (And Twilight is my first love, so….) If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know who Stephenie Meyer is, she’s the author of several books, her most well-known being The Twilight Saga. 😉
Number of books I’ve read by Stephenie Meyer: 8
I discovered Edith Wharton in high school when I was assigned Ethan Frome to read. I fell in love with her writing style and read many more of her novels in college, even choosing them as subjects for some of my assigned papers. Her best-known novel, besides Ethan Frome, is probably The Age of Innocence.
Number of books I’ve read by Edith Wharton: 9
If you were a child of the 1980s like me, Beverly Cleary was the author to read. She’s best-known for her beloved, Ramona Quimby series. My memory is not the greatest, but I’ve counted the books I could remember reading for sure. 🙂
Number of books I’ve read by Beverly Cleary: 10
Maggie Stiefvater is a young adult fantasy author best-known for The Raven Cycle series. She’s definitely in my top-5 favorites. She’s also one of my favorite authors to follow on social media.
Number of books I’ve read by Maggie Stiefvater: 13
Cassandra Clare is a prolific writer of young adult fantasy, best known for The Mortal Instruments series, with multiple other series based in the same Shadowhunter World.
Number of books I’ve read by Cassandra Clare: 14
I have a college class to thank for my copius reading of my next author, C.S. Lewis. It still amazes me that I read all of these in one semester! Although, they’re not very lengthy books. He is best-known for his children’s book series, The Chronicles of Narnia.
Number of books I’ve read by C.S. Lewis: 18
My third most-read author is actually a tie with my fourth, but since Koontz’s books are longer, I put him ahead of C.S. Lewis. I’ve been a fan of Koontz’s thrillers for many years, but I’ve still only read a fraction from his abundant library. He’s best-known for his Odd Thomas series.
Number of books I’ve read by Dean Koontz: 18
My second most-read author is the romance author of the very successful (and still going strong) Stephanie Plum series, about the hilarious escapades of a female bounty hunter—that strangely enough hasn’t seemed to age since the first novel was published twenty-six years ago. 😉
Number of books I’ve read by Janet Evanovich: 28
I was surprised to discover my most-read author is Lindsay Buroker. When I first discovered her seven years ago, I became a huge fan of her series, The Emperor’s Edge. As an indie author, she published her books quickly, which helped me devour them, even rereading many of them. Her character-driven fantasy books are filled with humor, adventure, and a bit of romance. She also writes under a pseudonym, Ruby Lionsdrake, but she’s still my top-read author even without including the books I’ve read under her pseudonym. What’s also surprising is it’s been several years since I’ve read one of her books. And as I was counting up the books I’ve read by her, I discovered she has kept up her writing pace. I’m not sure I’ll ever get caught up. 🙂
Number of books I’ve read by Lindsay Buroker: 37
as Lindsay Buroker: 31
as Ruby Lionsdrake: 6
Do we have any top-read authors in common? Were you surprised by who made your list? Let me know in the comments!