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This week on Top Ten Tuesday I’m to list the ten authors I own the most books from. Well, I have a confession. After looking through my bookshelves and my eReader, I’ve discovered that after about four authors I have several authors that own the same amount of books!!! I’m kind of a junkie when it comes to books.
Authors I Own the Most Books From
10. Veronica Roth, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (4 books each) I love the Divergent trilogy and the Four shorts. I don’t care that there was no HEA for the characters, it was a fine piece of literature in my opinion, and a great dystopian. Beautiful Creatures I purchased and read on the advice of some of my high school students. I had seen the movie (hated it by the way) and so I put off reading these until late last year. I devoured them. Reading them in just a week. Loved every minute and I’m looking forward to more from this author team!
9. Stephanie Meyer, Veronica Rossi, Douglas Adams (5 books each) Yes, I’m a Twilight fan. There I said it, I admit it. I like the sparkly vampires and dreary world of Forks. But I really liked The Host better. I just love a good sci-fi, dystopian read. And speaking of sci-fi, I do own The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I’ve read them, and I love them. Enough said 😛 The Under the Never Sky series holds a special place in my heart as it started my love for dystopians. I devoured this series and it is one of my favorites. I’ve read it a couple of times and just mentioning it, I’m ready to read it again!
8. Jane Austen (6 books) I’m a hopeless romantic and I love this classic British literature. I own her entire collection in one paper back book and then all of them on my eReader. I can’t get enough of Mr. Darcy and his pride and the entire story of Emma and her Mr. Knightley. I can’t help but swoon reading these (and as a side note if you are looking for a funny read you should try reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It’s a hoot :lol:)
7. C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, & David Estes (7 books each) Two of my very favorite series The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter and a new favorite series The Dwellers Saga. I’ve owned several versions of The Chronicles of Narnia, a paperback collector’s boxed set, a beautifully illustrated hardback coffee table book, and a paperback that contains all 7 books in one. I’ve read each version and I still have each version. My son also loves Narnia. We’ve read the entire series twice in his short life. His favorite character and mine Reepicheep. Harry Potter is another favorite series that I actually didn’t start reading until I graduated high school, after the movies were already popular. But once I started them I couldn’t stop and it is the only series I read while in college. And The Dwellers Saga, I was introduced to these books this summer and I’m hooked. I’ve only read books one and two so far, but they are so good and so well written that I’ve already purchased the entire series and I’m itching to start the next book!
6. Rebecca Ethington (10 books) I started reading this author by chance. It was an Amazon recommendation that led me to her Through Glass novella series and for once, Amazon hit the nail on the head. I loved this book! In fact I loved it so much I began reading her other series, Imdalind, and have read/purchased all that have been published of both. In fact, she has a new series being released late next week, and this number will be going up to 11 🙂
5. Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins (16 books) I waited until all the Left Behind Series was available before I purchased them. I went to my local used bookstore and bought them all in hard back. They look beautiful sitting on my shelves, black binding with different vibrant color titles, unfortunately I purchased them during my dark years (college when reading for fun was a foreign concept) and I haven’t read them yet.
4. Beth Moore (17 books) I’ve always loved the devotional books released by author Beth Moore, and back at the beginning of the year (or maybe it was the end of last year) for a limited time several of her books and devotionals were free on my eReader so I stocked up. I haven’t read them all yet but I’m slowly but surely working my way through.
3. Nicholas Sparks (18 books) I admit I am hooked to Nicholas Sparks. I love the simplicity of his writing and I can get lost in the stories that he weaves. Am I a hopeless romantic? Yep I am and reading Sparks feeds that obsession very well. (And yes before you ask I own all his movies as well :D)
2. Dr. Seuss (25 books) I am a mother remember! Dr. Seuss is a staple in my household, and the books I own are on their third generation. They were bought by my grandmother for my mother and were passed to me and now my son. The pages may be yellowed and my mother’s 6 year old handwriting may be scrawled along many pages but the time-tested and proven rhymes of Dr. Seuss are the quickest way to settle my son down for bed.
1. Janet Evanovich (27 books) I started reading Janet Evanovich when I was in high school. The librarian I worked with recommended her Stephanie Plum series to me and well, I’ve been hooked ever since. When my husband bought me my first eReader, I then began buying the books so I would have them all in an easy access form. And that purchase has paid off as I’ve read the series multiple times. It’s my guilty pleasure 😀