Most-Read Authors #TopTenTuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:

Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By

I figured that the best way to find this out is to look through my Goodreads “read” list. But it turns out that finding out my “most read author” setting is no longer available!

My list does have 3416 books (as of July 6, 2020), so it was a bit of a task scrolling through to find out the most-read authors…also it doesn’t count all the authors I read prior to my joining Goodreads/when Goodreads was in existence…

I wasn’t sure about how to count comic books though, as sometimes I’ve read issues of the series, sometimes volumes. Does one count more than another? I figured that I wouldn’t count comic book writers, although that doesn’t sound very right either. It also complicated matters when I thought of writers who write both novels and comics, like Joe Hill, whose Locke & Key series I love, and also writes amazing novels too!

Ok so here’s my list of my most-read authors

Ursula K Le Guin – 13

Neil Gaiman – 12 (this would be higher, except I’m not including his comics, of which I’ve read many!)

Laurie R King – 11

Jasper Fforde – 11

Terry Pratchett – 10 (I think this may be more than 10 though)

Haruki Murakami – 10

LM Montgomery – 10

Nnedi Okorafor – 9 (this number surprised me, but then again, I would read everything she writes – and I have, since I’ve read some of her comics, YA, and adult books)

Stephen King – 9

NK Jemisin – 9

Anne Tyler – 8

Joyce Carol Oates – 8

JK Rowling – 7

Philip Pullman – 7

Naomi Novik – 7

Iris Murdoch – 7

Noel Streatfeild – 7

John Steinbeck – 6

Jose Saramago – 6

Oliver Sacks – 6

Ruth Reichl – 6

Hilary Mantel – 6

Mary Robinette Kowal – 6

Shirley Jackson – 6

Elizabeth Gaskell – 6

Daphne du Maurier – 6

Curtis Sittenfeld – 5

Dan Simmons – 5

Carol Shields – 5

Tom Perotta – 5

Maggie O’Farrell – 5

Ian McEwan – 5

Jhumpa Lahiri – 5

Pico Iyer – 5

Joe Hill – 5 (not counting his comics)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – 5


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.