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


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


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

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

Sharp Independent, a New York-based independent film production company, options the rights to Meg Cabot's bestselling novels about the adventures of a big-city girl with a gift for gab, a series aimed at the teen to 20s market.

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.)

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  • 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.

    • Ah, me neither! It sounds fantastic! 🙂 x

      • It really does!
        Your lists also reminds me that I need to catch up with my youth reading. The first Darren Shan came out in Dutch when I was about ten and I devoured those books. Never finished though. Same for Lemony Snicket.

        • Haha! You must get to the Darren Shan Saga! That series had one of the most mindblowing endings I’ve ever come across! x

  • I totally forgot Lemony Snicket! He would be at the top of my list!!

  • 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

  • Love your list and graphics 🙂
    J.K. Rowling and Rick Riordan are on my list as well. Haven’t ready any Patrick Ness but More Than This is high on my TBR list!

  • Cait @ Paper Fury

    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

  • I’m in the same boat (now) as you were pre-Maas! It’s like everyone and their pets have read her ToG series haha. The hype is insane haha.

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.

  • No words other than:Great post, girlfriend! (Excuse my dorky word choice. )

  • Great list. Sarah J Maas is currently my queen. Queen queen queen. Cassandra Clare and Rick Riordan are also on my list, they are fantastic! xoxo

  • Love this post! “Lemony Snicket” came and spoke at my high school forever ago, and meeting him was such a cool moment. What a character!

    • I met him too but very, very briefly. He’s such a sassy guy, haha! xD

  • Woo! Darren Shan and Anthony Horowitz!! Love them too! 😀 Ah Alex <3

  • You have Darren Shan on yours! So many childhood memories… I really loved that series.

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