Top Ten Tuesday: My Most Read Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week’s topic, I extracted my Goodreads database, did a pivot table and sorted the numbers to get the top ten:
Author Count - August 2015
Pretty eclectic list of authors right there! I didn’t even know some of the authors above had written that many books. I went and checked Goodreads and the numbers don’t lie.

But that list doesn’t take into consideration the number of books that have been published by the author. For example, there are some authors who have published less than ten books (the cut off for the list above) but I’ve read most, if not all, of those titles. Such as:

Melina Marchetta
Megan Whalen Turner
Laini Taylor
Kristin Cashore
Stephanie Perkins
Erin Bow
Elizabeth Wein (all except her latest)
Julie James (all except her latest)

So that extends my list a bit further than just ten but I wanted to be more accurate. Do we share anyone in our lists? Would you have recommendations for me based on this list of authors?

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13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Most Read Authors

  1. I too had a lot of authors that I loved more than some on my list, and I’ve read all their books, but they just happen to have only published a few books, so I haven’t read as much by them when you look at it this way.

    • Oh yes, that’s why I thought it would be a good idea to include a second list of authors who haven’t written as many books. While the numbers may be a good indication of a reader’s enjoyment of the author’s writing, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re automatic favorites.

    • I should have noted that my Goodreads account only goes as far back as 2010. πŸ˜› Yeah I finished reading The Series of Unfortunate Events just to get it over with. The latter books definitely weren’t as strong as the earlier ones. I thought the movie was pretty cute though, wish they produced a sequel of it.

    • You haven’t read any of Robin McKinley’s books? If you’re a fan of fantasy then I definitely recommend that you give them a try. I love the fairy tale feel of her writing. Maybe you can start with The Blue Sword or Beauty. πŸ™‚

    • You should give them a try! But like mentioned in one of the comments above, the latter books dragged a bit and got repetitive. I think it had too many books but I guess it made sense for them to stretch the series to reach 13.

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