Today's Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Authors I've Read the Most Books From. So, using my Goodreads, here we go! Keep in mind, this may not be totally accurate because I'm sure there are plenty of books I've read in the past that I haven't yet come across on Goodreads. For example, I've not bothered to add the Babysitter's Club books to my Goodreads, but if I did, Ann M. Martin would be way up high on this list. Still, this is somewhat representative, so. *shrugs*
2) Erin Hunter. The pseudonymic author team of the Warriors world (and many other MG-ish animal-related epics that I haven't read because I only care about cats) comes in at 26 books for me.
4) Lisi Harrison. Yes, my dears, I read all of The Clique series. It's light and kind of silly, but it was so much fun to read. I don't expect to be reading any more of her stuff, as I think I've outgrown it, but I do have a fond place in my heart for that series, which gets Lisi up to 22 books read total.
5) Anthony Horowitz. One of my writing idols, Horowitz, who writes sci-fi/thrillers in both adult and YA form, comes in at 19 books on my list. I love both the Alex Rider series and his The Gatekeepers series, though the second one probably ranks higher for me.
6) Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. One of the authors who got me into YA as a young teen, Naylor's Alice series addressed lots of important contemporary issues I'd never gotten a chance to explore before. Towards the end, it got ahead of my slow-growing comfort zone, so I never finished the series, but I read 18 of her books before I stopped.
7) Rick Riordan. Another obvious writing idol for me, Riordan is famous for his clever and engaging MG/YA mythological retellings, most notably the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Thus far I have read 15 of his books.
8) Lemony Snicket. This pseudonym for author Daniel Handler, as you most likely know, was used for A Series of Unfortunate Events, which was beautiful and clever and has so much wordplay and humor I can't even. He comes in here with all 13 books of the MG thriller-ish series.
9) Julie Kagawa. Tied with Snicket at 13 books, Kagawa writes enjoyable and lush YA paranormal that has been pretty inspirational for my own work. My favorite of hers right now is the ongoing Talon series, but I also really love the ongoing The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten spinoff series.
10) Stephen King. There are actually three authors tied at this point with 12 books each, but Stephen King is listed first on Goodreads for some reason (the other two are Andrew Clements and Shakespeare). Obviously, King is the king of horror (hahaha so punny) and has been instrumental in my current slow progression into reading more adult fiction. I will be reading much more of his stuff in the future. My favorite is Carrie, but there are a good handful I'd rate as top reads.
So there you have it! My top ten most read authors as part of Top Ten Tuesday. Who are your most read authors? I'll see you again, as planned, on Wednesday.
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