Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.
Today’s topic is authors I’ve read the most books by.
We all have our favorite authors, and I tend to love reading series, the longer the better. Clearly, I have issues with letting go of my favorite characters! There are certain authors I just want to read alllllll the books from!
These authors include:
- Ben Aaronovitch — A friend of mine suggested that I read the first Peter Grant novel (Rivers of London), and I became a fan of the series pretty quickly. I’m currently on book #6 of the series, and it’s quite an experience!
- Victoria Aveyard — The Red Queen series is a really cool mix of dystopian and fantasy, and I couldn’t put it down. The books are kind of long, but I never felt like they dragged.
- Leigh Bardugo — I read Shadow and Bone when I heard that the series was coming to Netflix, and quickly read through the whole Grishaverse. I love her writing style, regardless of the series, and she has become one of my favorite writers.
- Holly Black — I started with the Folk of the Air series, and read a few of her other works. I love how she portrays the creepy and dangerous side of the faeries.
- Helen S. Fields — I stumbled across one of the DI Callanach novels at my public library, and took it out. I had no idea what I was in for! I didn’t realize that it was one in the middle of the series, and that it was going to be way outside of my comfort zone — it was so creepy that I couldn’t even think about attempting to sleep until I finished reading, but I was hooked and wound up reading all of the books in the series (in order, this time).
- Diana Gabaldon — The same friend had suggested that I read Outlander, and while I didn’t think I’d enjoy it, I was pleasantly surprised. I flew through the ridiculously long book and couldn’t stop thinking about the characters. I’ve just finished book 7, and I’m so antsy waiting for my library to prepare book 8 for my curbside pickup.
- Sarah J. Maas — Do I really need to say much about this one? I started with the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, and then moved on to the Throne of Glass series, and I’m definitely a fan for life. She’s another of my favorite authors.
- George R.R. Martin — I’ve only read the A Song of Ice and Fire series, which at this rate *checks notes* is scheduled to be completely released in 2092. But I love the epic scale of the books, and I honestly hope that the books don’t turn out like the TV show.
- Rick Riordan — Percy Jackson. Need I say more?
- Karin Slaughter — I first read a standalone, and then fell into the Will Trent series (again, out of order), but then went back and started reading the series from the beginning. She’s a mastermind of crime thrillers, and I honestly love how she writes a plot where I can never figure out exactly what to expect.
That’s a pretty good mix, if I do say so myself! I’ve got urban fantasy, dystopian, crime thrillers, historical fiction, MG, YA, and adult all encompassed in that one list.
Which authors have you read the most books by?
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