Hello my fellow bookworms. Today, I am taking part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, who each week assigns a new topic to inspires us to create a top ten list based on it. This week’s topic is:
Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By
After scouring my bookshelves, my Kindle and my memory, here are the ten authors I have read the most books by (there are probably others I could have mentioned here instead, but these are the ones that came to mind first):
1. Terry Pratchett (18) – I think we perhaps all knew Pratchett would be top of my list: having read 12 of his Discworld novels, 5 of his children’s novels and the stand-alone, Good Omens, which he wrote with Neil Gaiman.
2. C.S. Lewis (10) – Second place is no surprise either really: having read all 7 of his Chronicles of Narnia books (several times) and 3 of his Christian works, and with more on my to-be-read this number is only going to go up.
3. Arthur Conan Doyle (9) – This I managed purely with my love of Sherlock Holmes, which saw me systematically devouring all 4 novellas and 5 short-story collections. In total I have to have read 50+ Holmes stories!
4. Susanna Kearsley (8) – Being one of my favourite, modern authors it is no surprise that I have read 8 of her wonderful, dual-narrative, time-slip, historical-romances, and long may she write more for me to enjoy!
5. Charles Dickens (8) – Having made sure there was always a few Dickens’ titles on my Classics Club lists, I have managed to work my way through an impressive 8 of his classic novels.
6. Stephen King (8) – Now this one was a surprise, with me not being a horror fan, but I managed this simply by having read all of King’s epic, fantasy-horror series, The Dark Tower and one of it’s companion reads.
7. Daphne du Maurier (8) – Another of my favourite authors, that I am thrilled to have been able to read 6 of her Gothic, modern classics and 2 of chilling short-story collections.
8. J.K. Rowling (8) – The only shock here is perhaps that the creator of Pottermania is not higher on the list, but with only 6 Harry Potter books and 2 companion reads this is it… for now anyway!
9. M.C. Beaton (7) – All 7 of these reads were from Beaton’s long-running, cosy-crime series, Agatha Raisin. Fun and comforting reads, which are like a big hug in a book, and I have many more to look forward to!
10. Jane Austen (7) – Finally, but certainly not least, we have one of my favourite classic authors, who we have been blessed to have 6 novels and a collection of 3 short/unfinished works to read.
Now over to you: Have you read any of these authors? Who are the authors you have read the most by?
Also if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic, too, then please leave a link for your post in the comments below, so I come check it out too.