Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week, they post a new Top Ten topic and other bloggers respond with their own lists. I take part in this meme when I have something to say for the topic and I remember what day it is.
This topic is strange for me because I reread my favorite books so often. It feels like I’ve read dozens of book by my favorite authors, but most of the only have a few books that I’ve read three or four times each. For this topic, I’m only counting the first time I’ve read a book, so these authors don’t necessarily match my favorite authors, just the ones I’ve read the most books from.
- Janet Evanovich — 16 (ish) books
The Stephanie Plum series started off great and should have ended before it went off the rails. It was humorous and fast-paced and above all, fun, but every book was the same. Evanovich’s formula for creating best-selling action novels works, but after sixteen of the same story, I got tired of the repetition. It also bothered me that the romance never went anywhere; it was one step forward, two steps backward, and I wanted Stephanie to get over herself already.
2. Meg Cabot — 11 books
I’ve read All-American Girl, When Lightning Strikes, all six Mediator books, and all three Abandon books. The Abandon trilogy was definitely my favorite, but everything Cabot writes is fun to read.
3. Ally Carter — 10.5 books
I love Ally Carter so much. Seriously, she’s my comfort food of books. The Gallagher Girls series got me hooked on her ridiculous stories, and her Heist Society series sealed the deal. The novella that brings both series together (Double Crossed) was PERFECT. Her newest book, All Fall Down, wasn’t as good as her other books, but I’m always up for another Ally Carter book.
4. P.C and Kristen Cass — 8 (ish) books
The House of Night series started off strong. I loved the unique paranormal world and the eccentric cast of characters. The series started to unravel as it went on, and in my opinion it should have ended around book six. I say I read 8-ish books, because I don’t actually remember how far I got into the series before I quit.
5. Micheal Buckley — 8 books
At the end of my time reading middle grade books, I picked up one of the last great MG series I would ever read (at least so far): The Sister’s Grimm series. I loved the magic of the series and the complex plots that didn’t act like children were too young for creepy stories. My little sister is reading them now, and I’m glad that it seems like she’s enjoying them as much as I did when I was her age.
6. Libba Bray — 6 books
Libba. Freaking. Bray. She’s incredibly diverse–with the stories she tells and the characters in those stories. I’ve read her Gemma Doyle trilogy (my favorite), Beauty Queens (my other favorite), Going Bovine (my least favorite), and The Diviners.
7. Brandon Sanderson — 6 books
I’ve fangirled about Sanderson so much on this blog that is goes without saying that he is on this list. He’s amazing. The Mistborn trilogy, both Reckoners books (Steelheart and Firefight), and the Mistborn companion, The Alloy of Law–all of them were amazing. I want more time in every world that Sanderson creates, more conversations with the characters he paints.
8. Richelle Mead — 6 books
I loved the Vampire Academy series. Six books long, it had a powerful and captivating plot, with swoon-worthy romance and complex world-building.
9. Patrick Ness — 5 books
I love everything I’ve read by Patrick Ness: the Chaos Walking trilogy, A Monster Calls, and More Than This. His story-telling abilities are unparalleled. Chaos Walking is my favorite story of his.
10. CC Hunter — 5 books
I read the Shadow Falls series a while ago, and I enjoyed the playful paranormal plots. I haven’t read the spinoff series, but I might pick it up if I was ever in the mood for good old-fashioned paranormal romance.
What authors have you read the most? Do we share any most-read writers? What other books by these authors should I read?