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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own the Most Books From

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.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so jealous you have TWO books signed by Margaret Atwood! Which two are they?