Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday! This week they ask us to share lists on:
August 11: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From (for some reason I thought we did this already but appears that we just did authors we OWN the most books from)
Thanks to the handy dandy tools over at Goodreads this list’s picks took me the length of time to logon and click a button. Yay. I did notice there were several ties and because these are all authors I love, obviously, I’m going to share all the ties for their designated number. I’ve even taken a screen shot of the list so you know I’m not cheating, cause I would really like to just remove #2 from my reading history altogether. Yep I’m bitter.
My Ten Most Read Authors
- Sherrilyn Kenyon 48 books: Surprise surprise! Well not really if you’ve been following me for any amount of time you know this is my favorite author. My new goal, after having meet her, is to now read everything she has written. Challenge accepted!
- Stephen King 35 Books: Can we just remove him from my reading history. Please. No, I already read the bleeping books. Fine. I still don’t like him anymore. I think he is kind of an ass when it comes to criticize other author’s work. How pompous of him when he writes pop-culture horror stories that tend to be juvenile in their gross gory descriptions. I mean common, pot calling the kettle black anyone.
- Katie MacAlister 27 Books: It always surprises me that I’ve read so many by this author. While I obviously enjoy her work, it’s the fun and funny chick-lit side of paranormal that makes for great escapes, I tend to not think of her as one of my favorites. Although I do have a sizable collection of her books on my bookcase upstairs. Maybe I need reconsider my thoughts on her status…
- Lynsay Sands 23Books: This one doesn’t surprise me. I started reading Ms. Sands before Ms. MacAlister and have always considered her my favorite for the chick-lit side of paranormal romance.
- Alexandra Ivy & Kerrelyn Sparks 18 books each: My first tie. This is going to change soon as I am currently reading one of Ms. Ivy’s books. Both have recently finished long run paranormal series that I enjoyed. Ms. Ivy has another series that I follow so I expect her tally to continue to grow, but Ms. Sparks other books tend to be historical of which I’m not a fan.
- J.R. Ward & Lara Adrian 15 books each: These two author’s tend to be a bit similar in style of story telling, so I recommend the other if you are already a fan of one of them. I am sitting on a Ward book right now, The Shadows, it’s a brick and about some characters I’m not all that excited about…
- Charlaine Harris & Kim Harrison & Jacqueline Rhoades 14 books each: In this three-way tie we have one author I’ve broken up with (Harris), one author who recently finished a long run series (Harrison), and our first indie author of the list (Rhoades).
- Patricia Briggs & Jeaniene Frost 13 books each: What can I say I like both of their works. Both are urban fantasy side of paranormal, not heavy on the romance, well Briggs anyway Frost has more steam.
- Chloe Neill & Sara Paretsky 12 books each: I’ve not read Paretsky in a long time. I find it funny that both of this authors write series set in Chicago, one paranormal one not and both of them feature tough heroines. Neill has a new series that just started set in New Orleans and I wasn’t a fan, but I’ve seen it has some garnered some good review I’m going to stick to her Chicago Vamps though.
- D.B. Reynolds & Darynda Jones & J.R. Rain 11 books each: Ms. Reynolds I found through Net Galley and I’ve enjoyed reading and reviewing her book through there. Jones I wish was higher on the list because I would put her either second or third in my list of favorite authors. Rain is another author that I have broken up with due to his choice to become exclusive to Amazon.
There you have my most read authors, who have you read the most book by?
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