A while back, I shared a list of my ten most-read authors. Since then, I've gone through and added all the books I can remember reading when I was younger to my Goodreads. Obviously there will still be many that I've forgotten, but my Goodreads now has a more accurate representation of my reading habits through the years. As such, I thought I'd share an updated list of the authors I've read the most books by.
1) Ann M. Martin. I've read 42 books by The Baby-Sitters Club's author, which is unsurprising. It was one of my favorite series as a kid/tween. Dawn was my favorite character from the original Baby-Sitters Club group, purely because she had blond hair down to her waist just like I wanted, but in the later groups I developed a much stronger liking for Mallory.
2) Ben M. Baglio. Around the same time, Baglio was the author of two other of my favorite series, Animal Ark and Dolphin Diaries. (Both are about young girls working to help save and protect animals.) As such, he comes in second with 34 books read.
3) Meg Cabot. This author of many books across various genres, specializing in light reads for women and girls, came in first in my old post. In my updated list, she's in third with 33 books read. As I said in that post, Avalon High might be my favorite book of hers, although it's hard to choose.
4) Erin Hunter. I've now read 28 books by the author team who created Warriors and a number of other MG animal-centric fantasy series.
5) Margaret Peterson Haddix. The woman who first got me into sci-fi still makes it into the top five, with me having read 27 books by her. As said in the original post, my favorite by her is The Missing series.
6) Mary Pope Osborne. The author of the forever fantastical Magic Tree House series comes in sixth with 24 books read.
7) Stan Berenstain. I've read 23 books by the author of the Berenstain Bears. Seriously, guys, can you believe the way "Berenstain" is spelled? It throws me off every time.
8) Lisi Harrison. Just as in the original post, I've read 22 books by the author of The Clique.
9) Rick Riordan. The author of multiple mythological retellings for MG/YA readers, including Percy Jackson, now comes in with 21 books read. I think my favorite by him now is The Trials of Apollo series, because Apollo is beautiful and hilarious.
10) Anthony Horowitz / Stephen King. The author of Alex Rider and The Gatekeepers and the most famous horror author of all time are tied at number ten, with me having read 19 books by each. Stephen King is most likely about to overtake Horowitz, though, as I am currently reading another of his novels. Carrie still stands as my favorite King book.
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