Hello! I recently reorganized my bookshelves… again (hopefully this new arrangement will last until 2016, because the spontaneous experimentation makes my arms sore and needs to stop), and I hope to write a Summer Says post about a topic that involves that soon-or at least before school begins.
Anyway, it’s Tuesday and with the new layout I felt inspired to participate in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly bookish meme by The Broke and the Bookish, feature: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From. This was an easy topic since I already had my books laid out in front of me (actually, I was wading through the sea of books; why I bring that upon myself I will never understand) and was able to visualize which authors I owned the most books of and hence which ones I’ve read the most books from.
So okay, with no further ado let’s get started!
Meg Cabot (20 Books, 3 Novellas)
Looks like Queen Cabot tops this list! Meg Cabot has written so many young adult chick lit books, The Princess Diaries series being the most well known, I think. I remember my middle school library practically had an entire shelf dedicated to her because she had so many published works. A lot of her books are humorous love stories-mostly unrealistic but fun. I was such a fan back then, haha.
Sarah Dessen (10 Books)
I still have yet to read Dreamland (one I’m super looking forward to) and The Moon and More, which I recently won from a giveaway (a huge surprise since the odds are never in my favor). Anyway, I have a few Sarah Dessen appreciation posts, which you can browse here.
Richelle Mead (9 Books)
Well I’m sure some of you have noticed that I’m a huge fan of the paranormal subgenre, so I really enjoy books that have vampires. Like I’ve probably expressed many times on Xingsings, Mead’s Vampire Academy series is one of my favorites!
James Patterson (9 Books)
My gosh, James Patterson is like the King of Mysteries/Thrillers, I think?
Or is that Stephen King? Or wait, I think King is the King of Horror. Nevermind, don’t mind me. I know at my local bookstore he literally has 1-2 shelves designated for his books alone. I haven’t ventured into his adult series like Alex Cross yet but I did enjoy the first couple of Maximum Ride books and Maximum Ride Forever.
C.C. Hunter (8 Books, 1 Novella)
There’s a really special quality to Hunter’s books that I can’t pinpoint. The writing is pretty simplistic, the world building is easygoing, and the characters aren’t too complex, but all of these qualities doesn’t make Hunter’s books dislikable by any means. I always end up enjoying them. And I recently received an ARC of Unspoken, the third and final installment to the Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy, and I am beyond excited to start it. Fingers crossed that it’ll be a wonderful finale.
Rick Riordan (8 Books)
I picked up The Lightning Thief back when I was in 5th grade and fell in love with Camp Half-Blood and Percy’s adventures. I started the Heroes of Olympus a couple of years ago, and I want to say I’m on The Mark of Athena… It was just as awesome as The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series if not better so I’m not sure why I suddenly stopped with that one. I’ll pick it back up one day, I’m sure.
Anthony Horowitz (7 Books)
The Alex Rider series was probably the most boyish series I picked up growing up. Stormbreaker, book one, was assigned as a summer reading book for six graders and ended up really liking it so I continued with the series.
Authors That Will Surely Join This List in the Next 10 Years (Basically my Newfound favorites)
Sarah Ockler (1 Book)
Okay, so yeah, I’ve only read The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Ockler but I absolutely loved it. I’ve heard disappointing things with #scandal so I think I’ll skip that one but I’m definitely going to check out Ockler’s previous work.
I’ve been pretty inactive and unresponsive on WP and social media lately, but I have been trying to keep up with my reader and adding some posts to my reading list to comment on later. Hopefully, I’ll be able to catch up on replies soon as well. Thank you for your patience! Happy Tuesday, everyone!