Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I've Read The Most Books From
For this week's Top Ten Tuesday, the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish are asking us to name the top ten authors we've read the most books from! At first I wasn't sure if I could answer this question, but after looking through my reading log and Goodreads, I'm pretty sure I got the big ones. :)
Let me know below if we have any in common, or if there is an author you think I should check out.
1. John Flanagan: I actually wasn't that surprised since I currently have......16 of his books on my shelves and I just finished rereading them not that long ago. His middle grade/young adult series, The Ranger's Apprentice, has long been a favorite of mine. It's just....fun reading.
2. William Shakespeare: I'm not surprised by this one either. To date, I've read more than half of his plays, all of his sonnets, and have plans to read everything at some point. I love the bard.
3. Edith Wharton: Considering my obsession with her fabulous work, I knew she would be on this list. I've read a good majority of her novels, but I still have a small chunk to go. I keep meaning to pick up A Backward Glance, but never seem to make the time.
4. Charles Dickens: AH! My arch-nemesis....oh, I'm kidding. I consider Dickens to be a frenemy at this point. And I have read a good chunk of his work. I planning on launching into a Dickens fervor when school picks back up, so I'll be adding on more titles to my read list.
5. Willa Cather: I still have so many Cather titles to read, and The Song of the Lark has been sitting on my nightstand for far too long.
6. J.K. Rowling: Another one that I'm not surprised by. I actually want to do another reread....too soon?
7. Andrew Smith: When I saw his name in my top ten on Goodreads, I was bit shocked, but I do have a bunch of his novels on my shelf, and not one of them is unread. He's fabulous.
8. Rick Riordan: Another one that popped up on my Goodreads list that I was surprised by! I still need to read The Blood of Olympus (after I went and bought it the day it came out.....) and the Kane Chronicles!
9. Bill Willingham: Oh, you author of Fables you...it's easy for his titles to rack up since they're comics, but I love them. So much. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
10. Sara Douglass: I haven't read a book by Douglass since before I started blogging, but I've read everything she published. If you're looking for a great fantasy writer, give her a try. I loved her books. :)
There you have it! I like that my list has a lot of diversity! What does yours look like?
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Rowling is on my list, too. Of course.ReplyDelete
I've never heard of Sara Douglass. *goes to look up*
My list is pretty mystery-centered. Rowling probably would have made my list had I looked back farther in time, but I took the easy way out.ReplyDelete
I'm just now learning how vast Wharton's canon is! I've only read a few of her books (the biggies) but feel like I should read more. I'm also interested in reading Song of the Lark by Cather.ReplyDelete
Yep...nice ecclectic list. Mine: http://100greatestnovelsofalltimequest.blogspot.com/2015/08/top-ten-tuesday-august-11-2015.htmlReplyDelete
We've got Shakespeare and Dickens in common, and I think if this had have been a top 12 then Rowling would have been 12th :)ReplyDelete
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