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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Most-Read Authors

A while back (whoah, was that a year ago?!), The Broke and the Bookish did a link-up on which authors we own the most books from. This week's topic is which authors we've read the most from. I was a bit surprised by the results. Doing the math, it seems like most of these authors are ones I read in my childhood, who seem to be fairly prolific. Here goes:

1. Ann M. Martin (too many to count): Yes, I know a lot of the Baby-Sitters Club books were ghostwritten, but her name is on them all and she must have written a fair amount of them. I think I read up to #100 or so when I was a kid.

2. Judy Blume (17): Oh how I loved Judy Blume in my youth. I'm so reading her new book when I get a chance.

3. Roald Dahl (14): One of my all-time favourite writers. He most definitely had a role in shaping my childhood.

4. L.M. Montgomery (at least 13): All of the Anne books, all of the Emily of New Moon books, Chronicles of Avonlea, and probably a few others that I'm forgetting.

5. Stephen King (12 or 13): I went through a massive King phase when I was about thirteen. I was surprised when I looked back and realized how many of his books I have read.

6. J.K. Rowling (10): All of the Harry Potter books, plus the Tales of Beedle the Bard and the two Cormoran Strike novels. I love her.

7. Margaret Atwood (9): I think I have rhapsodized about Atwood enough times on here, so suffice it to say that I like her a lot.

8. C.S. Lewis (9): I've read all the Narnia books, plus The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity. He is always on my TBR list, but I never seem to get around to reading his other non-fiction.

9. Francine Rivers (8): I went through an obsessive phase with Rivers for a while. I still love the Mark of the Lion books and her Lineage of Grace volume.

10. Charles Dickens (7): The sad thing is how many extant Dickens books I still haven't read. Maybe in my lifetime I'll get around to them all...

6 comments:

  1. Excellent list! I've got Montgomery and Rowling on my list too, and I mentioned Ann M. Martin as one of the authors I read so very much as a kid.

    BTW, I adore your blog name, and you have a Martin Luther quote under your header -- I'm following you now, based on those two things and this list.

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  2. I love this list! Montgomery, Dickens, Dahl, Lewis and Rowling are all so great. Someday I'll read an Atwood books.

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  3. What!?!? Babysitters clubs books were ghost written!? NO!!!!!!!!

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    1. Apparently Martin wrote the first 35, and after that many were ghost-written. Makes sense, since I remember those books being released so frequently that I was astonished how fast the woman could write!

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  4. oh what a marvelous list!!! You have listed some of my faves :)
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  5. I'd love to get around to all of Charles Dickens' works in my lifetime; right now I'm sitting at 5, I believe, so I have two more to catch up to your number ;) Margaret Atwood is another author I'd love to read more from (so far I've only read one of her books :3)

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