Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and involves making a lists about a certain topic. And who doesn’t like making lists, right?
Originally I was going to use goodreads to do this week’s top ten, but then I realised I have quite a few books that I haven’t added to goodreads. So, I ended up counting each of my books individually to find out who my top ten authors are this week!
10. Maria V. Snyder – 8 Books
I discovered Maria V. Snyder last summer and went on to read as many of her books as possible. I have one book left of her Healer series, which is awesome, and I loved her Study series. I really like her fantasy worlds and the characters that she creates. Especially Valek.
9. Ally Carter – 9 Books
I’ve been reading Ally Carter’s books for a while and I’ve enjoyed every single one. I have all six of her Gallagher Girls series and her three Heist Society books, which are my favourites.
7. Cassandra Clare – 10 Books
I think I started reading Clare’s books when Clockwork Angel first came out and I fell in love with them, especially The Infernal Devices. I own all three of those, and all six of The Mortal Instruments. I’m also counting her Bane Chronicles as one book seeing as I have all of those too as ebooks.
7. Philippa Gregory – 10 Books
Philippa Gregory is joint seventh with Cassandra Clare, and I didn’t actually realise how many of her books I own. Her historical fiction are some of my favourites, especially the newer series The Cousins’ War. It’s really awesome, and I still need to finish watching the tv series that was made.
6. J. K. Rowling – 11 Books
I’m not surprised that J. K. Rowling is on this list. I’ve loved her books ever since I was little. I’ve got all seven Harry Potter books, Fantastic Beats, Beedle the Bard and a copy of the Philosopher’s Stone in Welsh. I also have The Cuckoo’s Calling which I am definitely counting as Rowling. Actually, I have two copies of that, so I kind of own 12 of her books.
5. Caroline Lawrence – 12 Books
I was a huge fan of the Roman Mysteries when I was younger, and they’re still on my bookshelf. They’re a really awesome series set in Roman times following the adventures of four friends. They were so much fun, and I still have both the majority of the books and the audiobooks. I also really enjoyed the tv show that was made, although they only did a few of the books.
4. Rick Riordan – 13 Books
It’s no surprise that Rick Riordan is on my list. I’m a huge fan and I’m eagerly awaiting The Blood of Olympus. I have all five Percy Jacksons, four Heroes of Olympus and three Kane Chronicles books. I also own The Demigod Diaries, which is a fun addition.
3. Robert Jordan – 14 Books
I haven’t finished The Wheel of Time series yet, but I do own 13 of the books plus the prequel. I’m on the ninth book at the moment and enjoying the series. My set is really mismatched though because the majority of my books came from charity shops so they all look very strange next to each other.
2. Robert Muchamore – 15 Books
I forgot how many books I owned by Robert Muchamore until I looked earlier. I have almost all of the Henderson Boys series (six of them) and another nine Cherub books. I was pretty addicted to the books for a while and was trying to read all of them. I have not yet managed that.
1. Agatha Christie – 60 Books
I wasn’t at all surprised to see Agatha Christie at the top of my list. When I was about twelve or thirteen I got addicted to her books and tried to read as many as possible. I went to charity shops, car boot sales etc. to get them as cheaply as possible and I still enjoy rereading them sometimes. There are still a lot I haven’t read so hopefully I’ll get round to reading them some day.
Edit: It seems I forgot to add Roald Dahl to my list, even though I own eight of his books. Just pretend that I added him at the start.
Who are your most owned authors?