It’s time for another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish :) This week’s topic is about authors we’ve read the most books from. I have quite a varied list: some classic authors, a few YA authors, and even a children’s book author.
Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From
Ann Brashares – I’ve read 5 of her books: the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series plus Sisterhood Everlasting.
Jane Austen – I’ve read all 6 of Austen’s completed novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.
Lee/Elle Strauss – I’ve read 6 of her books: Clockwise, Perception, Sun & Moon, Flesh & Bone, Heart & Soul, and East of the Sun.
J. K. Rowling – I’ve read (and re-read) all 7 books in the Harry Potter series.
Karen Witemeyer – I’ve read 7 of her novels: Short-Straw Bride, A Tailor-Made Bride, To Win Her Heart, Head in the Clouds, Stealing the Preacher, Full Steam Ahead, and A Cowboy Unmatched (which is really a novella).
L. M. Montgomery – I’ve read all 8 Anne of Green Gables books. I still want to read her other books as well!
Laura Ingalls Wilder – I’ve read her 9 Little House on the Prairie books.
Nicholas Sparks – Every now and then I go through a Nicholas Sparks phase ;) I’ve read 9 of his novels: Dear John, The Lucky One, Safe Haven, The Rescue, The Guardian, A Bend in the Road, The Best of Me, The Choice, and The Longest Ride.
William Shakespeare – I’ve read 14 of his plays: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and Richard II (plus dozens of his sonnets).
Dr. Seuss – I loved Dr. Seuss growing up (and I still do), and even though I couldn’t give you the exact number of books by him that I’ve read, I know it’s more than 14 :)
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What a fun list! I’ve read several of those – some Austen, Witemeyer, Sparks, and all the Little House books. But, you haven’t read my favorite Nicholas Sparks book (out of the ones I’ve read): The Last Song. Have you seen its movie adaptation? The book was different & way better!
I saw the movie version and actually liked it, so I’m sure I will enjoy the book! I think I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet because of how sad the movie made me! I cried a lot =P
The only reason Shakespeare didn’t make my list is because I haven’t read quite that many yet – then again, I’m not sure how many of the sonnets I’ve read. :)
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We read a lot of Shakespeare in grade school and then I took 2 Shakespeare classes in college so that’s the main reason he’s so high on my list, but I do love his plays and I read them for fun now that I’m finished with school. His comedies are light and short so if you want to read more Shakespeare I’d start there (Much Ado is my favorite). Thanks for sharing your list!
So wild how most of these authors could’ve been on my list, especially if I had stuck to more recent times. However, over my lifetime, my TTT is sort of lopsided in favor of more prolific writers rather than especial brilliant authors who might write less. This was a hard top ten for me to figure out just how to decide how to qualify why certain authors made it on the list.
I agree-it was difficult to choose how to even rank these authors. I thought about picking a specific genre but then I couldn’t decide on which one so I just made it generic. I like seeing how everyone else organized their list though :)
Hehe. I’m glad you included Dr. Seuss. I envy your list! Someday, I’ll read all of Austen.
Thanks! I hope you read all of Austen’s books someday too! She’s my favorite :)
Wow, never saw anyone include Dr. Seuss in this list, very refreshing! He is one of my favorite authors as well as J.K Rowling :)
Yeah, I didn’t even think about including him until I saw him on my Goodreads account. I thought it would make the genres a little more diverse :)
I’ve only read J.K. Rowling, so I’ll definitely have to check some of these authors out. Great list, and thanks for sharing. :)
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Thanks for sharing your list!
Wow, that’s a LOT of Shakespeare! I’ve read only 4 of his plays, but I definitely want to read more of them! Which one is your favorite?
Yeah, I took a couple of Shakespeare classes in college and had to read several of his plays in middle school and high school. I’ve only read three of his plays on my own but I’m hoping to read more soon. I love Shakespeare :) My favorites are Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing. But I despise Macbeth even though I’ve read it twice.
Oh why didn’t I think about Shakespeare? I’ve read a handful of his plays. Awesome list, a lot of authors I don’t really read so it’s cool to see how diverse everyone’s list in this week.
Thanks! I think it’s easy to overlook Shakespeare since most of us had to read him in school and we probably think of him more as a poet.
Yay for Shakespeare *high fives* I would’ve added Jane Austen to my list but I read more books from other authors so alas, she was left off this week. Great list!
I was almost afraid that Jane Austen wouldn’t make my list, only because she wasn’t able to write more novels. She’s my favorite author, though, so I probably would have included her even if I had read more books from other authors :)
According to Goodreads, I really should have included Dr. Seuss on my list too! And somehow, I overlooked William Shakespeare and Jane Austen too. Nice list!
I know I’ve overlooked a few authors, too, mainly authors I read as a kid (like R. L. Stein’s Goosebump series). But it can be easy to overlook classics!
I really would love to read more Jane Austen novels! I’ve read Northanger Abby and I really enjoyed it. I’d really love to read Pride and Prejudice sometime soon because it’s a book everyone talks about. J. K. Rowling is also on my list! You’ve got a great list here darling! <3
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Thanks! Northanger Abbey is such a fun read! I love Catherine Morland and Mr. Tilney. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Austen novel, and Persuasion is a close second :) Thanks for sharing your list!
The only one that made my list was J.K Rowling, but I did absolutely love Ann Brashares when I was younger. I wish I could say Shakespeare made my list, but I’m working on that! Also, I absolutely love your blog name, though I kind of want a macaron now :(
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Haha thanks! I could use a macaron right about now, too ;)
HUGE fan of Karen Witemeyer’s here! :-D My TTT
Yay! I love her books too :) I still haven’t read her latest one though.
I think I need to add some honourable mentions on my list. I totally forgot about all of the Anne of Green Gables books! Great list!
Dr. Seuss!! I can’t believe I forgot Dr. Seuss!!! <3
It’s probably because it’s not on your goodreads profile! Lol I only have a couple on mine but then I thought, “Wait, I know I’ve read TONS of Dr. Seuss!”
DR. SEUSS OMG! His books are absolutely amazing. <3 And JK Rowling and Ann Brashares are both absolutely wonderful authors too. :) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous picks! xD
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