I found this post quite tricky! I was trying to come up with ten authors who I’ve read four or more books by, and it took ages! It seems that with a lot of authors (e.g. Sarra Manning, John Green, Gabrielle Zevin and Nicholas Sparks) I’ve read two or three of their books and the others are on my TBR shelf. I’ve had to cheat a bit and include Judy Astley, Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Austen. I’ve only ever read one book by Judy, two by Alexander, and three by Jane, but there are several more on my shelves, just waiting to be read!
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday will feature the top ten authors I’ve read the most books from. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started by The Broke and the Bookish.
1. Meg Cabot
At 15 books, Meg Cabot is clearly my most-read author. I’ve read all of the Princess Diaries books, plus some of her standalone books (those being Ransom My Heart, Queen of Babble, Size 12 Is Not Fat, How to Be Popular and Teen Idol). I’m planning to read several more books by Meg Cabot so that will take the total up to at least 25!
2. Jacqueline Wilson
Meg Cabot is shortly followed by Jacqueline Wilson. I absolutely loved Jacqueline Wilson as a child and have read 14 of her books! Jacqueline Wilson may write for kids and pre-teens, but I would like to read the full Girls series at some point!
3. Alexander McCall Smith
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve read two books by Alexander McCall Smith. However, there are 10 more on my bookshelf, bringing the total to 11.
4. P. C. Cast
I’ve read 8 books in P. C. Cast’s House of Night series and I still have a few more to go!
5. Lauren Brooke
When I was younger, I started Lauren Brooke’s Heartland series. I stopped after the seventh book since I felt like I was getting a bit too old for the books and there were so many more to go.
6. Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility are the three books I’ve read by Jane Austen. I’m planning to read Emma sometime in August or September, and Persuasion next summer. I’ll also read Mansfield Park at some point.
7. Judy Astley
I have a total of 6 books written by Judy Astley. All Inclusive is the only one I’ve read! It’s quite funny and makes a great holiday read!
8. Stephenie Meyer
Obviously, I’ve read the Twilight series. I’ve also read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner and The Host, which are both a bit disappointing in comparison to Twilight. However, if you have the time, The Host might be a good book to pick up – it’s quite different to Twilight and the premise is unusual (though at the same time very silly).
9. Malorie Blackman
If you haven’t read Noughts & Crosses, GO. BUY. IT. NOW! It’s one of the best series (IMHO)! I don’t know if this counts, but my teacher read Thief! to my class in primary school, so I’ve actually read 5 books by Malorie Blackman. The four books in the Noughts & Crosses series will always be some of my favourite books ever, but Thief! is a decent read too. I’d love to try some of Malorie’s other books, so if anyone has some suggestions, feel free to let me know!
10. Sophie Kinsella
I just love the Shopaholic series! They are so funny and Becky Bloomwood is so ridiculous! I need to read the sixth and seventh books ASAP! I’m planning to read Twenties Girl, Finding Audrey and Can You Keep a Secret? fairly soon.
What authors have you read the most books by? Are any mentioned above? I’d love to hear in the comments!