TTT Authors I've Read the Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

TTT Authors I've Read the Most Books From

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!


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A random “representation” of these authors. Sorry, having authors’ faces on my blog is a little too weird for me. Oh and blue is my favorite color! 😉

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.

Cassandra Clare (9 Books)
Aside from City of Bones, I’ve given all of Cassandra Clare’s books 4 star ratings or higher. So yeah, she’s just that good of an author in my opinion.

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.

J.K. Rowling (7 Books)
No explanation needed?
Related ICYMI: The Harry Potter Tag

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)

Leigh Bardugo (3 Books)
I marathoned The Grisha trilogy this summer and it was a fab week. I can’t wait to read Six of Crows and Bardugo’s future books!

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!

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77 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Oh my, I didn’t realize there were that many but it makes total sense. I read Maximum Ride in my early middle school years. They’re said to be appropriate for a young adult audience but, to be honest, they could be argued as a middle grade series, so be wary of that if you ever do decide to pick them up. Thanks for visiting, Giselle!

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Thank you! And yes, James Patterson is very popular. I’ve noticed that his later books don’t really sound like him anymore now that he’s adopted a couple of co-authors and ghost writers, I think the term is called, so be aware of that.

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  1. booksandblah says:

    Blue is my favourite colour too! 😀 I totally forgot Anthony Horowitz for my list although I LOVED his work! Alex Rider is amazing! Have you seen the movie Stormbreaker? It’s pretty good! 🙂

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  2. Bhramori says:

    I love your list! 😀 We have Cassandra Clare and Rick Riordan in common (and also JK Rowling and Richelle Mead. They were honorary mentions in my post.)
    I’m kinda surprised you didn’t mention Jane Austen, though…

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  3. aentee @ read at midnight says:

    Can you believe I have never read a Dessen or Cabot book? I AM SUPER ASHAMED. But it’s a little bit understandable because I don’t tend to reach for contemporary. And I love how Queen Rowling is ruling over this Top Ten Tuesday haha.

    I loveee the blue books photo 😀

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      I have noticed that you’re a fantasy lover, so I’m not too surprised either. HOWEVER, I think you should pick up and just try a Dessen book. The Truth About Forever maybe. Just Listen is another good one. 😉 And thanks, Aentee! ^.^

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  4. Joey @ thoughts and afterthoughts says:

    I feel like the assumption is that everyone has read HP so in a lot of cases, that series is never really pushed as hard to potential readers as Rick Riordan is. Maybe that’s just me though; everything’s too long anyways LOL.

    And after reading Zeroes, I need that rag-taggy band of brothers feels hopefully fixed by Six of Crows. At least it gives me the same feels.

    Cheers,
    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      I agree, Percy Jackson isn’t as well known compared to HP but I think the fanbase is growing day by day. Speaking of PJ, please tell me you’ve already read that one…

      And I have no idea what Six of Crows is about (other than that it’s also going to be set in the Grisha world) but I’ve already preordered my copy. I. can’t. wait. It’s going to be awesome.

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  5. Thuong Le says:

    Great list! The only author I’ve read the most books from is Cassie Clare! Stephen King is the king of horror and James Patterson is the king of mysteries 🙂 not that I’ve read any of Patterson’s books… maybe I need to! I watched ‘Along Came A Spider a long time ago,’ not realising it is an adaption from Patterson’s books.

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Thank you, Thuong! I think Patterson has quite a few thrillers out himself, so yes, you should check them out if they interest you. I know a good majority of people that love his stories. Oh! That’s cool, I don’t think I’ve heard of that movie (then again, I’m not really a big movie-watcher to begin with).

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  6. Balbina says:

    Awesome list!! I haven’t read anything by James Patterson yet but I’ve heard (and you’ve confirmed!) that he’s a great author so I’m definitely going to check his books out. As for Stephen King, I’ve only read two books by him, one being The Shining and I agree, he’s definitely the King of Horror. 🙂

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Thanks, Balbina! Oh my, The Shining seems like a very popular one. I’ve heard of that one multiple of times. Clowns don’t really scare me, probably because I haven’t seen It, but I actually only recently discovered the movie came from King’s books this year. And I hope you check out some JP, he writes a variety of genres now that I think about it.

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      • Balbina says:

        Haha, yes. King also writes a lot of emotionally charged books, such as The Green Mile, which I like more than his horror. As for JP, I’ve only really heard of the Maximum Ride series, which is primarily fantasy (right?) Are his books in other genres any good?

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        • Summer @ Xingsings says:

          I’ve also heard of The Green Mile. I would like to try King’s work someday (I have too many on my TBR pile at the moment). And actually, I’ve only read Maximum Ride and books related to that series (like the spinoff adult prequel(s) like When the Wind Blows) so I’m not a good judge for his writing overall. However, if you’re into mysteries I’ve heard wonderful things about his Alex Cross series. I also want to pick that up when I get a chance one day.

          And yes, Max Ride is primarily a fantasy series about human/bird hybrids. The first three books are gripping and fantastic but after that they get worse. I recently read the final book to that series this year and it was a good finale though. Also, Max Ride is categorized for the ya audience but it’s honestly very PG and more middle grade level. So those are two things you should know if you ever decide to pick that series up! Hope that helped. 🙂

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          • Balbina says:

            Ooh, yes I’ve also heard of the Alex Cross series! I haven’t read any middle grade lately and I’ve really missed reading those books lately so I’ll put Max Ride on my TBR. Thank you, Summer! 🙂

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  7. Zoe says:

    Such great choices! I absolutely love Rick Riordan’s books, so I am so glad to see him on here. And JK Rowling and James Patterson are fantastic as well. xD Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❤

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  8. Kelly @ Dancing Through the Pages says:

    “actually, I was wading through the sea of books; why I bring that upon myself I will never understand”
    Cue the mental image of you swimming around in an ocean of blue books and having books fly up as you kick 😄
    Anyways, I’m super surprised that your top author was Meg Cabot (although I’ve seen her on a lot of lists) because I was expecting it to be someone like… Sarah Dessen or something lol. She’s on the list too but I’ve never heard you talk about Meg Cabot 😄
    WHAT IS THIS ABOUT THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS? GO. GO FINISH IT. Well I don’t think the final novel is all that great but I did like House of Hades quite a bit. But I’m also a huge fan of Nico DiAngelo so I’m also extremely biased in that regard.
    Dreamland wasn’t one of Dessen’s best novels but I remember there being some quite beautiful moments within the novel. I think her books have, for the most part, gotten a lot better since she first began writing and it’s really nice to see her growth as an author. I also think I remember the most in terms of plot from that book which is kind of interesting because it’s definitely not my favorite book from her.
    I’m also hoping to explore Ockler’s writing more! And well.. I have the first two books in the Grisha trilogy but haven’t picked them up. Dang reading slump.

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      True story though! 😄

      And you’re right, that is strange… I’m not sure why it never came up, but yeah. I used to be a huge fan and was a big Meg Cabot Message Boards user. I even wrote a few stories in some of the non-ff forums on there. And speaking of ff (kind of), I tried reading Anterograde Tomorrow and, you’re right, changdictator seems to have taken the links down so I ended up only reading “page 1,” so yeah. But it seemed heartbreaking from the little I did read. Besides, I totally ship Kaisoo.

      And yeahh… about that… I’m not sure why I stopped after Mark of Athena (I’m not sure if I finished that to be honest). But I will finish reading the series, I PROMISE.

      Dreamland has quite a few mixed reviews. I had non-reader friends that really loved it because they found it relatable (which is kind of scary from what I know of about the book).

      AND WHAT…?! So when I posted my 2015 Part 1 Book Haul so many bloggers were horrified I haven’t read The Grisha trilogy and I absolutely understand why. IT’S SO GOOD, KELLY. I mean truthfully they’re probably 3 star worthy books for some of the evident flaws but it’s seriously addicting. You should pick Shadow and Bone up!

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      • Kelly @ Dancing Through the Pages says:

        KAISOO IS THE OTP. SORT OF. I’m not one of those delusional fangirls I swear 😄
        YES YOU MUST GET TO IT. I hope you like it more than I did because by that point, I was starting to get pickier. Especially with Blood of Olympus. But I still think it’s worth finishing the series because as a PJO fan, it feels right to me.
        It’s extremely scary if Dreamland is relatable because ain’t nobody should EVER be feeling that way about dating. Like if he/she is doing that… uh GET OUTTA THERE QUICK. I suppose that if a person loved them then it would be a lot more difficult though 😦
        I’ll try to pick it up soon! It’s probably not going to be in the next three books I read (I’m feeling an odd tug to read Beloved by Toni https://widgets.wp.com/notifications/2008602745#Morrison, a classic) but I’m definitely hoping to get in the mood after that!

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      I used to be (and probably still am if I were to read her latest releases) a huge Cabot fan. The Meg Cabot Message Boards were so fun and I remembered checking that site everyday after school. Not to mention her blog. And it’s okay if you haven’t heard some of these authors. I hope you do decide to check them out though, Anne-Sophie. They’re my most read for good reason! ^.^

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      And she actually added another book to PD and The Mediator series. I enjoyed PD when I was a preteen but I’m iffy about reading Royal Wedding. Remembrance is something I’m really anticipating though. And haha, well you know how I feel about Cassandra Clare. Adore her books!

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