Hello, peoples! For a while I've been keeping an eye on the tags my favorite blogs do, such as "Top Ten Tuesday," which is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today I decided that I want to join in. So from now on, I will be posting on Tuesdays! I won't do it every week, but whenever a topic interests me, or whenever I feel like pulling an old one from the archives, you'll be getting a Tuesday post.
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.
1) Meg Cabot. Coming in at 31 books, Meg Cabot has earned her star place at the top of my read list. Though her work varies tremendously, most of them are light YA, usually with a strong romance aspect, and they're so fun and easy to read. (Do note she's also got a lot of MG and adult books, which I haven't yet read. She's ridiculously prolific and flexible, though her tone/style is pretty solid.) My favorite is probably/possibly Avalon High, but I'm working through the Abandon trilogy and it's pretty darn good. I also love the Airhead trilogy. Darn it, there's too many books of hers to choose a fave from!
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.
3) Margaret Peterson Haddix. This YA/MG sci-fi author is the woman who originally got me into reading sci-fi, so she deserves her place with 25 of her books having been read by me. My favorite of hers is the ongoing The Missing series, which is MG time-travelling sci-fi with a strong historical aspect. Because time travel.
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.
5) Anthony Horowitz. One of my writing idols, Horowitz, writes sci-fi/thrillers in both adult and YA form and 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 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 here with 12 books each, but, for whatever reason, Goodreads put Stephen King at the top. King is the king of horror (haha punny) and has been instrumental in my current slow progression into reading more adult fiction. My favorite so far is Carrie, but there are a good handful I'd rate as fantastic reads. (The other two authors of whom I've read 12 books each are Andrew Clements and William Shakespeare.)
So there you have it! Who are your most-read authors? I'll see you again, as planned, on Wednesday.
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