It's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and we're posting about the authors that we have the most books from. I guess that should be "authors from which we own the most books", but that sounds awkward, so I'll go ahead with my possibly poor grammar. :) This was a fairly easy week, since it only required counting, but I had to decide whether Kindle copies counted or not. I decided that I'd only have authors on the list if I have paper copies of their books, because often I binge-buy Kindle books, especially free ones, without reading them... but if I already had a few paper books by an author, I could throw the Kindle books into the list as well. Without further ado:
1. C.S. Lewis: Technically, I only own three books by him, but one is all seven of the Narnia books in one volume, and another is The Signature Classics, which consists of seven non-fiction classics, so that takes Lewis to the top of the list.
2. J.K. Rowling: All seven HP books, plus Prisoner of Azkaban in German and Russian. Yes, I know. I have actually read the German one, but the Russian translation will probably take me the rest of my life to read. Oh, and I have The Cuckoo's Calling on my Kindle.
3. L.M. Montgomery: All eight of the Anne of Green Gables books, and I may have a set of the Emily of New Moon series in my childhood bedroom too.
4. Jane Austen: All six of her standard canon. Surprising no one.
5. Margaret Atwood: Six books. Bonus points: Two of them are signed by the author. [Insert fangirl swoon.]
6. Milan Kundera: Five books, courtesy of my high school obsession.
7. Charles Dickens: I have three of his books in paper form, and two more on my Kindle. I used to have more, but I think I gave away my copy of Nicholas Nickleby a while back.
8. John Piper: Again, I have three hard copies and two on my Kindle.
9. Francine Rivers: I have the first two of the Mark of the Lion series, plus Redeeming Love, and another book on my Kindle.
10. J.D. Salinger: Three books.
It actually surprised me how few books I had from most authors; however, I've moved many times over the last 10 years, so I ended up selling and giving away quite a lot of books, and I currently rely heavily on the public library to keep up my reading habit.