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Top Ten Tuesday (#57): Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish where they post a list idea and everyone is welcome to post the list with their own answers. This week’s topic is “Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From”.

David Eddings
Number of books: 19
Favourite series: Belgariad/Mallorean

No surprise that David Eddings tops the list – his Belgariad series were the books that got me into reading as a kid!

 

 

Robin Hobb
Number of books: 15
Favourite series: Honestly, I love them all, but it makes sense to start with the Farseer trilogy, where everything begins.

Again, absolutely no surprise that Robin Hobb is so high on my list, I’ve absolutely loved all of the Realm of the Elderlings books, and I’m about 60% of the way through the first of her next series (out next month) and absolutely loving it.

 

Charlaine Harris
Number of books: 13

Honestly, I’m surprised Charlaine Harris was so high on my list.  I only own one series (The Southern Vampire Mysteries).  I picked up the first 8 or so for £10 on a deal in WHSmith because the box they were in was damaged, and then I kept reading because I had to know what happened in the end.  Honestly though, I thought the first few were the best by far, and towards the end I thought the series had gone downhill.

 

Jodi Picoult
Number of books: 12
Favourite books: The Pact & Nineteen minutes

Ah, a non fantasy author! I do love a standalone every now and then and Jodi Picoult’s are great because they have complex characters and every one is based on a question that really makes you think.

 

J. K. Rowling
Number of books: 9
Favourite book: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

No explanation required for this one really is there?! I’ve got the seven Harry Potter books, Fantastic Beasts and Quidditch through the Ages.

 

 

Maria V. Snyder
Number of books: 9
Favourite series: the Study trilogy

I picked up Poison Study out of curiosity more than anything and ended up really enjoying it.  I’ve since gone on to read the rest of the series, the Glass series and the Healer series (and my mum and sister have picked up every book after me!)

 

George R.R. Martin
Number of books: 7

Favourite book: A Storm of Swords or A Dance with Dragons

My dad bought me A Game of Thrones for Christmas years ago but I couldn’t get into it.  I put it down, stepped away and came back to it later – once I did, I got hooked! I’ve since read all of the books that are out so far, and started watching the TV show mostly just to keep getting my Game of Thrones fix while I wait for Winds of Winter.

 

Kelley Armstrong
Number of books: 8
Favourite book: Bitten

I really enjoyed the first few of the Women of The Otherworld series, but so far I’ve not got around to picking up the rest of the series.  I’ve got the first 6 on the shelf, plus Sea of Shadows (which I really enjoyed) and The Summoning which I’ve not yet read.

 

Conn Iggulden
Number of books: 8
Favourite series: Conqueror

Wolf of the Plains, the first in Conn Iggulden’s Conqueror series, follows a young Temujin, the future Genghis Khan.  I didn’t particularly expect to enjoy it but I ended up loving it! The first two books in the series were definitely the best, and I’ve still got book five to read.  I’ve also got the first three of his Emperor series which I picked up second hand for 50p each and haven’t started yet.

 

Scott Westerfeld
Number of books: 6
Favurite series: Uglies

Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series was probably the first dystopian I read and I loved it! I’ve got all four of that series and two of his steampunk series too, and I’ll definitely be ordering myself a copy of Afterworlds when that comes out.

 

Which authors take up the most space on your shelves?

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (#57): Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

  1. Clearly, we share JKR ;-D As for Maria V. Snyder, I own like 4-5 of her books but I’ve only read one of her books; Stormwatcher, a little MG book I got at BEA last year. I seriously need to read more from here. Likewise, I’ve only read like 3-4 books by Kelley Armstrong but her Women of the Underworld series is high up on my tbr shelf! GRRM, Robin Hobb and Scott Westerfeld are ALL authors I NEED to get into asap.

  2. I hard for most of them bust have read only a few. I must start Hobb soon because I am so excited for her novels, as well as Westerfield. I heard so much good about both!
    I have a few Sookie books but never read any, and after people told me they’re not that great I kind of lost my will… Maybe someday 😀

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