Top Ten Tuesday | August 11: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From

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Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.

Today’s topic is: ‘Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

1. Darren Shan – 18 books read

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Darren Shan is a brilliant, highly underrated author. For those of you who don’t know, he is one of the only teen authors who has written books that are consistently fantastic. I read his the Saga of Darren Shan when I was in seventh or eighth grade, and it is still one of my favorite series of all time. I’ve read five books of his other series called The Demonata series; for some reason, I just never got around to reading the rest.

2. Anthony Horowitz – 13 books read

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Anthony Horowitz is another writer who – I feel – is super underrated. I’ve never been good with spy thrillers, but his Alex Rider series was my obsession when I was younger. I loved how he built up the background for a spy story. I loved his characters, and his books were always action-packed and entertaining through and through. I couldn’t get into his other series – The Power of Five – but I managed to read four of those books too.

3. Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket – 13 books read

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Daniel Handler is one of my favorite authors, and the Series of Unfortunate Events is probably one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I read those books when I was very, very young; perhaps when I was in fourth grade. I was going through a tough time back then, and his books got me through rough nights and crappy days. I haven’t yet read more of his work, but I plan on doing so asap.

4. Meg Cabot – 10 books read

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Meg Cabot’s the Princess Diaries series is, again, one that I read when I was very young. That series got me writing my own journal, and that hobby has stayed with me even now. I haven’t read any of Cabot’s other work, and I don’t think I will read them either because of how much my taste has changed, but I still hold her the Princess Diaries dear.

5. J.K. Rowling – 9 books read

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J.K. Rowling is my queen. She is everything I can ever hope to be in my life. Not only is she a fantastic writer, but she’s a tremendous, wonderful, compassionate, resilient woman as well. I love her so, so much. If I can be half the woman she is, I would consider it a miracle. <3

6. Rick Riordan – 9 books read

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The Percy Jackson & the Olympians series is one of my favorites, and even though I’m not a huge fan of the Heroes of Olympus series, I still hold Rick Riordan in high esteem. He’s a brilliant writer, and he can write a good adventure story like no other.

7. Cassandra Clare – 9 books read

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I started reading Cassie Clare’s work only this year, and even though I didn’t much care for her writing while reading the first two or three books in the Mortal Instruments series, I became addicted to it when I hit the fourth book. Her The Infernal Devices is a fantastic series, and I look forward to what else she has to offer.

8. Patrick Ness – 5 books read

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Patrick Ness is one of my favorite authors. His Chaos Walking trilogy is my favorite trilogy of all time, and his other books are just as interesting and well-written. Ness is a genius, and I can’t wait to read his future work.

9. Sarah J. Maas – 5 books read

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She’s a fantastic author, and a hilarious, sweet woman. Also, until a few months ago, I hadn’t read any Sarah J. Maas, and now I’ve read all of her books, and I NEED MORE.

10. John Green – 5 books read

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Even though I feel like John Green recycles his characters, and his plots aren’t always totally compelling, his writing is a drug to me. He’s smart, witty, compassionate and hilarious. He writes with poise and personality, and I will always read his books, even if some of his other ones are disappointing.

Honorary mention for George R.R. Martin, also with 5 books

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Oh, you wonderful, brilliant genius. He deserves every word of praise he has ever received. His A Song of Ice and Fire series is a masterpiece; it is vivid, complex and absolutely brutal. It’s a shame I read those books as late as I did, but what can ya do. (Psst, George, please give me the sixth book – I NEED IT.)

Comments

  1. AHHH I HAVE SO MANY OF THE SAME AS YOU!! 😀 I’m only on bk 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire though, but I’m so nervous that there’s not even a release date for the 6th book. WAH. TOO SLOW. XD And I love Patrick Ness so so much but I’ve only read 3 of his books so far. I need to fix this and read them aaall. And Sarah J Maas breaks my heart BUT I LOVE HER (and am ridiculously excited for Queen of Feels and Shadows. XD) Lemony Snicket is my most read author ever! I’ve read 20 of this books. :O I CANNOT GET ENOUGH. <3
    Here’s my TTT!

    • Ugh, I know how you feel. I read all the ASoIF books last year and I am dying because I have no clue when the sixth book is released. Even the TV show has caught up now. Oh, well, at least I know GRRM never disappoints!

      What three books have you read from Patrick Ness? He’s so amazing! x

  2. Great list! I actually happen to have read A LOT of Meg Cabot’s books, I read them more in the past years, but I still like her books. J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan and Cassandra Clare are all on my list too, they’re some of my favorite authors and I’ve read a lot of their books! And Patrick Ness is amazing, I agree. I’ve only read his Chaos Walking trilogy so far, but I can’t wait to read more of his books! <3

    • Really? Are they good? I haven’t come across a lot of people who’ve read more of her work, haha! I feel like the Chaos Walking trilogy pales everything he has otherwise written in comparison. But I have very high hopes for his new one coming out in a couple of weeks! x

  3. What a lovely list. Can’t agree more with what you said about Rowling and Patrick Ness!
    Finished More Than This earlier today and can’t wait for his new book to come out.

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