Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's prompt is:

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?


  1. Ugghhh, I still have some of your Agatha Christies. Will return them soon.

  2. Lewis and Rowley made my list as well.

    1. I actually didn't realize I had so many Lewis books! Kind of took me by surprise.

  3. YES! I cannot believe I forgot Jane Austen! And you have The Chronicles of Narnia! <3 Aww the memories! I rented those from the library and blew straight through them in a week. Great list! :)

    1. I didn't realize I had so many Lewis books, but there are a lot of books in that Narnia series, and I have the boxed set! I actually don't love the last books as much as the early ones, but they're still pretty epic. :) And Jane Austen... She's pretty much my hero.

  4. You have some great authors here :) I forgot I own the Narnia series, that would have made my list too!

    1. Isn't it funny how we forget about whole series that we own? It's happened to me before!


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