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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.)