Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s topic is Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By
Did anyone else just think oh yay, I’ll head to my Goodreads Profile and check out my reading stats for this week’s TTT ONLY TO FIND OUT GOODREADS HAVE DONE AWAY WITH THE MOST READ AUTHORS STAT!!!!!!!!!!!! Ughhhh…. That site gets more and more irksome! I really need to create a Storygraph account and the other one whose name I’ve forgotten but was all over Twitter about two weeks ago…..
I’ve read A LOT of books in my life so I’m not going to go through my Goodreads Read shelf and sort by author name because I’ll be counting all day so this list will probably be inaccurate because I am relying on my dodgy, dodgy memory lol!!!!
(1) Enid Blyton
I have no clue how many Enid Blyton books I have read but as a child I always seemed to be reading something she authored. From Mallory Towers to The Famous Five to Noddy… I just read everything my library had by her and also read any books by her belonging to my older siblings, extended relatives, and friends.
(2) Carolyn Keene
Okay technically I know Carolyn Keene is A LOT of people but I read A LOT of Nancy Drew as a child and my set answer as a little kid to the ‘who is your favourite author’ question was Carolyn Keene. Was quite irksome to discover as an adult that my childhood favourite author was a pseudonym but there you go….
(3) Jane Austen
I have read all of Austen’s full length adult novels and most of her juvenilia so she deserves a place on this list because if she had written more novels I would most certainly have read them.
(4) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I have read every Adichie novel, her non-fiction writing, her bound short story collection, and every short story that is published online (bar one that is behind a paywall). And I have adored every single word that she has written. Without a shadow of a doubt she is my favourite contemporary author.
To note: Half of a Yellow Sun is my favourite book authored by her (review here).
(5) Lindsey Kelk
Lindsey Kelk is my favourite light fiction author and I have read every single book she has published under her own name (I understand she has ghost written a number of TV tie ins and series related books during her days as a children’s book editor.) That’s a grand total of 21 books apparently including her next release In Case You Missed It which I read as an eARC from NetGalley (review here).
(6) John Grisham
John Grisham is an author that I never read anymore but when I was a teenager I could not get enough of his books and practically inhaled them! I can’t remember exactly how many it is I have read but I know it is QUITE a lot.
My favourite book by him is The Runaway Jury.
(7) John Green
John Green is one of my favourite contemporary YA authors and every time he releases a book I buy it and read it! I have read every full length novel he has published so far with my favourite being The Fault in Our Stars (full review here).
Other authors that I have read A LOT by but not all in their back catalogue include: Lauren James, Holly Bourne, Douglas Adams, Becky Chambers, Judy Blume, Marie Lu, June Considine, Bill Bryson, Charles Dickens, Joan Lingard, Gayle Forman, Stephenie Meyer, Jessie Burton, Rowan Coleman, LM Montgomery, CS Lewis, Louisa May Alcott, Nicholas Sparks.
And that’s my TTT for this week!
Have you read any of the books by these authors? Let’s chat in the comments below.