Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Top Ten Authors

This week's topic from The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From.

Well, I must admit - if I were to pick out my absolute favorite Top Ten authors, there are a few of these who wouldn't have made the cut. But, they made the list by being prolific, and eminently readable (for the most part) so here is my list of authors that take up the most real estate on my bookshelves.

1 Robert Jordan

I didn't even need to dip into his Conan books for Robert Jordan to come up top on my list. His Wheel of Time series was more than enough to nab him a number one spot on my list.
I was a fan of Daniel Handler from the very start. I read an ARC of his first two books in The Series of Unfortunate Events way back when and was immediately hooked.

An old childhood favorite! Your bookshelves aren't complete without a complete set of Oz books.
Eh... maybe not the highest quality literature, but his Xanth novels (of which there are dozens) and other series are quick fun reads.

I'm the biggest Margaret Peterson Haddix fan. I loved her Shadow Children series.

Well, good ol' Sookie Stackhouse ended with a whimper, not a bang, I thought. But, it was a fun ride while it lasted, and there were plenty of novels along the way.
My collection of Babymouse books puts Jennifer L. Holm way over the top, but I love her serious, sensitive middle-grade fiction like Penny From Heaven, too.

Well, J.K. Rowling is an auto-purchase for me, obviously.

Here's another author I didn't think would end up on my top ten list. I guess all those paperback fantasy novels really start to add up!

10  Brandon Sanderson

One of my new favorite authors. He's on my top ten list right now, but I expect if we checked back in a year, he will probably rise in the rankings, as he's got a lot of books out that I still want to get caught up on!

So, who were your top ten authors? Were you surprised by any of them, the way that I was? Let me know in the comments.


  1. Apart from J.K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket, I haven't read any of your other picks. I have Robert Jordan on my TBR though. :)

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  2. J.K. Rowling made my list, too. :) I'm ashamed to admit I've never read any of Daniel Handler's work! :o I'm eager to, though.



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