Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From
So according to Goodreads….
I was puzzled. I didn’t think that I had read that very many Gaimans. Then I realized it’s because of The Sandman series! There are 10 volumes in that series.
That also explains Brian K Vaughan (thanks to Y: The Last Man) and Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes issues – so I don’t really think those count as books!) and Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events). Bill Willingham (Fables) and Joe Hill (Locke and Key) are also there.
So… if I’m to take this on individual novels alone – and not comics or books that belong to a series – the top prize goes to Margaret Atwood, then Ursula K Le Guin. I kind of suspected Le Guin would be there, but not Atwood, as it has been ages since I’ve read any of her books!
As for Laurie R King, I have dipped my reading… er… toe in all of her series, Kate Martinelli, Mary Russell and even Harry Stuyvesant). But was surprised to see Stephen King there. Next up is Jasper Fforde. I adore Fforde’s books and he is very sweet in person (I got to interview him when he was in Singapore ages ago!) but it has been too long since I’ve read his books too.
I am a Flavia De Luce devotee as I am pretty much up to date with that series by Alan Bradley – a very rare event in this reader’s books.
Joyce Carol Oates has written plenty of books and I apparently have read quite a few of them! Same for Haruki Murakami although I have not read his latest books. Judy Blume was an author I adored and read and reread as a kid. I picked up her latest book In the Unlikely Event, but have yet to read it.
As for the late Kage Baker, I finished The Company series last year I think. It is one of my favourite series ever! I’ve yet to read any of her non-Company books, but am looking forward to slowly savouring them.
More than 10 authors I know but I think many of them shouldn’t really be counted as ‘most’.
I think that LM Montgomery should be up there too, but as I last read the Anne of Green Gables series ages ago, I didn’t record that on Goodreads. Note to self: must reread Anne!
Who are the authors you’ve read the most?
I re-read Anne of Green Gables recently (with my twins, who were experiencing those books for the first time). It was so much fun! However, it was a little strange for my redheaded girls to hear what Anne thought of her own hair.
I did this list last year I think and Atwood and Oates were on mine too!
We have quite a number of common authors. OH MY LAURIE R. KING. I read one of her books and I AM IN LOVE. Sorry about the all caps. I can’t help it 😛
Brian K Vaughn was in my #2 slot as well.
I like this list that’s been going round – it’s interesting that I haven’t kept enough of a long term record of what I read to know who I’ve read most. It’s also interesting the way I missed out on about ten years’ worth of reading when my children were young.
I loved Judy Blume when I was young – no author has come close since I don’t think to having the impact of feeling that an author *really* understands how it feels to be young and have the pressures of youth.
It took me awhile to “find” the stat on GR, but now I see that Enid Blyton is the writer whose works I’ve read most. Hah. Well, now. Beyond that, we share Atwood and LeGuin, and if you were to include LMMontgomery, her too. Those are my top four (not in that order) and I have the same graphic novel phenomenon happening, which landed Robert Kirkman and Kiyohiko Azuma (if you haven’t read the Yotusba& books…I think you’d get some chuckles out of them) there, much to my surprise. Thanks for the fun!
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