Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From
Ummm.... I really had no idea what the answer to this was without seriously analyzing my bookshelves. Upon further evaluation, I discovered that authors of series I've read have a huge advantage since I'm one of those particular types who goes slightly bonkers if the set I own is incomplete, even if I don't like the series all that much. I was also surprised at the lack of classic authors represented, since several of my shelves are dedicated to only classics. Hawthorne and Dickens and Hemingway, etc., are all fabulous, but I only own one or two books from each. It fills shelves, but doesn't surpass my trilogy collection in terms of numbers by author. Here are my somewhat surprising results! Enjoy your peek into my bookshelves:
10. Leigh Bardugo (3)
The Grisha Series
9. Marissa Meyer (3)
The Lunar Chronicles
8. Suzanne Collins (3)
The Hunger Games Series
7. Shannon Hale (3)
Austenland, The Actor and the Housewife, and Book of A Thousand Days
6. Agatha Christie (5)
And Then There Were None, They Came to Baghdad, Cards on the Table, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
5. Stephenie Meyer (5)
The Twilight Series, The Host
4. Jane Austen (5)
Emma, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, and two copies of Pride and Prejudice
3. C.S. Lewis (9)
The Chronicles of Narnia, and two copies of The Screwtape Letters
2. J.K. Rowling/Robert Galbraith (11)
The Harry Potter Series, Both Cormoran Strike Novels, The Casual Vacancy, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard
1. William Shakespeare (13)
Various plays and books of sonnets, including two full blown anthologies. I blame grad school.
Eight women and two men; Six living authors, four dead authors; Six penned a series, four did not. Huh.
What about you? Do you randomly own a lot of books by the same author?