Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By.
Agatha Christie | 20 Books
If you’ve been following me for a while, then this probably doesn’t surprise you at all. I’ve been reading Christie since I was 16 (I’m now 24), so she’s been one of my favourite authors consistently for a few years now. This is where I take a moment to brag about being related to Christie on my Grandma’s side…it’s my greatest achievement.
Lemony Snicket | 15 Books
Again, this should come as no surprise. A Series of Unfortunate Events was the series that got me into reading, well before HP. I owe this series a lot.
Cassandra Clare | 15 Books
I’ve got a bit of a complicated story with Cassandra Clare. I really enjoyed the first three Mortal Instruments books, loved the Infernal Devices, and then hated City of Heavenly Fire so much that I vowed to never read her books again. Then Lady Midnight came out and I fell in love with that series, and then Chain of Gold recently so yeah.
Rick Riordan | 13 Books
You might have guessed by the fact I named my cat after Percy Jackson, that I’m a bit of a fan. Riordan’s books just make me infinitely happy. That being said, I am kind of behind with them so I do eventually need to catch up.
William Shakespeare | 12 Books
Not someone I talk about a lot, or maybe ever, but yeah I’ve read a few Shakespeare’s. I studied three during high school, and then went on to read the rest for myself. I just recently read Twelfth Night and loved seeing the original source material for She’s the Man, which was one of my favourites movies as a teenager.
Richelle Mead | 12 Books
I have to admit that I’m not really a fan of Richelle Mead anymore. I loved Vampire Academy as a teenager, and still have a special place for it in my heart. But I haven’t liked any of her other books since.
Margaret Atwood | 9 Books
Atwood has been another long-term favourite of mine. I was lucky enough to see her speak earlier this year before we all went into self-isolation and it was just incredible.
Maureen Johnson | 9 Books
I don’t think I’ve actually read any Maureen Johnson for probably about five or six years now, but there was a time that she was my favourite YA author. She took a little break from releasing anything for a while, but I do want to eventually get to her new series.
Daphne du Maurier | 8 Books
Du Maurier is another author I’ve been a fan of for a really long time. I first read My Cousin Rachel back in 2013 and just fell in love with her right away. I did a post in May over on Of Wonderland ranking her different novels if you’re interested in hearing my full thoughts.
Leigh Bardugo | 8 Books
I think right now the only Bardugo I haven’t read is her Wonder Woman one, but I don’t necessarily think of her as a favourite author. I really enjoy her books for the most part, but I’m not quite as ride or die as some of her fans.
16 thoughts on “Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By | TTT”
I know what you mean with Leigh Bardugo. I read a few by her (and I just realized I forget to add her to my list because always forget about The Grisha trilogy.) She’s not a favorite but I do enjoy reading her books/characters. Especially Nikolai haha.
And I feel you on Cassandra Clare. I had a similar response to city of heavenly fire but I did end up starting the lady midnight trilogy. I just have to read the last one. I might just be picking up the translations from the library though instead of buying them.
Agatha Christie is coming in with a lot of love this week – there are so many to choose from although I am only at 2 so far 😦
I’ve only read Ninth House by Bardugo but loved it – tempted by Grishaverse books – are they worth a look?
Great list, thanks for sharing!
My TTT is here http://bookloverssanctuary.com/2020/07/07/top-ten-tuesday-authors-i-have-read-most-books-by/
Hi there Aly! I love your list! Agatha Christie also made my list. Also a big fan of Lemony Snicket and Daphne Du Maurier.
Happy reading and I hope you will have a good week. Here’s my TTT
So many Christie books! I’ve only read eight but fully intend to work my way through them all. Loving your claim to fame too! 😀 And Shakespeare, of course! He didn’t quite make my cut either as I had only read seven of his works.
Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday!
I really need to read more Christie – I’ve really enjoyed the books I’ve read so I want to check out more. I think I’ve only read her Poirot stories so far.
I really, really want to finally finish A Series Of Unfortunate Events! I think I got up to book 8ish.
I drew up my list a few weeks ago and totally forgot Lemony Snicket, despite reading the entire Series as well as a couple of other books. Oh dear. O_O
I have books from both Margaret Atwood and Daphne Du Maurier on my bookshelf which I haven’t read yet. I must change that! Thanks for sharing.
I’ve read a lot of Rick Riordan’s books too and I loved A Series of Unfortunate Events when I was a kid, though I didn’t think that author had written any other books under Lemony Snicket. Have also read quite a lot of Leigh Bardugo books.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/07/top-ten-tuesday-271/
He wrote a follow-up spin-off series called All the Wrong Reasons. I only read the first one, but I think there was four?
Ah did not know that!
I’ve never read so much as a single word written by Agatha Christie. Which book of hers would you recommend beginning with?
And Then There Were None, or Murder on the Orient Express. Probably her most well-known, but also some of her easiest to get into!
Richelle Mead made my list as well. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.
The Bard is in a category by himself. I enjoy Bardugo as well. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/07/ttt-070720.html
Margaret Atwood made my list too. I’ve read a few Daphne du Maurier books. I’m eager to pick up more. My Cousin Rachel is my favorite so far.