Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week I’m featuring the authors that I’ve read the most books from. I was kind of surprised when I went through my Goodreads read shelf to see which authors I had read the most from. I had a lot of authors tied with 4 books, so I chose the two that I enjoy reading the most.
Without further ado, here’s my list. Click on the author’s picture to go to their website.
Cassandra Clare is one of my favourite authors. I absolutely love her Shadowhunter books. I might one day go back and do a series review of those books. Here are the books I have read by her:
- The Infernal Devices trilogy
- The Mortal Instruments series
- The Bane Chronicles
- The Shadowhunter’s Codex
- The Iron Trial (first book in The Magisterium series, co-written with Holly Black)
This is an interesting one for me. I bought almost all of Jill Mansell’s books when I was in high school because they had really pretty covers and looked really nice together on my shelf. Her books are adult romantic comedies. I remember reading a lot of them when I was younger but it was so long ago that I can’t remember what they were about or exactly which ones I read (and I’m not sure if my Goodreads is accurate). I definitely want to revisit them in the next couple of years though.
I discovered Sarra Manning as a 13 year old when I was browsing the shelves of my library, and became obsessed with her YA books. Eventually she started releasing adult romantic/chick-lit books. I still own 2 of her adult books that I haven’t yet read (my bad).
- The Diary of a Crush trilogy
- Let’s Get Lost
- Nobody’s Girl
- You Don’t have to Say You Love Me
I’m sure J.K. Rowling is on almost everybody’s list.
I’ve only read the Harry Potter series by her. I’ve heard mixed things about the Casual Vacancy so I’ve been hesitating to pick that one up. And I also haven’t read any of the books that she’s written under her pen name.
I’m planning to re-read all of the Harry Potter books sometime this year (and probably rewatch all the movies too).
William Shakespeare (6)
Now, this is probably one nobody was expecting. In high school, we had to read one Shakespeare play each year so I read 6 in total. There are actually a couple other ones that I want to read eventually.
- A Midsummer’s Night Dream
- Romeo and Juliet
- Much Ado About Nothing
I cheated a little and included a novella in here…
I’m not always a fan of her plots but Gayle Forman’s writing and characters are always spectacular.
- If I Stay
- Where She Went
- Just One Day
- Just One Year
- Just One Night (sequel novella)
- I Was Here
Before I checked Goodreads, I was so certain that I had read at least 7 or 8 Sarah Dessen books. I guess I was wrong. I read most of these when I was in high school, so I definitely need to re-read them all again.
- Along For The Ride
- Lock and Key
- Just Listen
- The Truth About Forever
- Saint Anything
I only read Throne of Glass this year, but I absolutely fell in love with Sarah J. Maas’s writing and her amazing storytelling abilities. And just like everyone says, her books get better and better (and bigger and bigger too). I cannot wait for Queen of Shadows.
The Lunar Chronicles is probably my favourite series of all time. They’re funny and action-packed, and I just love the characters so much! I’m planning on re-reading the books before the last book, Winter, comes out in November so look out for some reviews in the coming months!
- Fairest (Prequel, but read after Cress!)
I read The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy a couple of months ago and I read Sinner, the companion, just yesterday.
I’ve owned the existing three books in The Raven Cycle for a long time but I’ve yet to read it.
Thanks for reading! I’d love to check out your list if you’ve put one together this week. I’m looking forward to next week’s theme, which is top 10 auto-buy authors!