Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Top Ten Authors I've Read the Most Books From
Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.
I wasn't certain how to interpret this one at first: the most books numerically, or the most in proportion to how many the author has written? I ended up going with the first because I realized that I could just ask Goodreads rather than doing extensive list-making and math. Here's the list according to my Goodreads account "Most Read Authors" list. The number to the right is how many books I've read by that author; I took the Goodreads number and added books I read before I had my Goodreads account.
1. Stephen King (26) (Estimate, I can't remember everything I read as a teenager.)
2. Anne Perry (13)
3. Chris Bohjalian (12)
4. Jennifer Weiner (11)
5. Nick Hornby (10)
6. Laura Ingalls Wilder (9)
7. Charles Dickens (6)
8. A.S. King (6)
9. Emily Giffin (6)
10. Stewart O'Nan (6)
Obviously, the list favors authors who have written a lot over a long period of time, hence the number one spot going to Stephen King. I was a little surprised about Anne Perry, but I guess I've been following the William Monk series longer than I realized. Otherwise it's not a very surprising list but is fun to see the actual numbers. Genre-wise, it's all over the place and in that way I think it accurately represents my reading taste. Classics, mysteries, horror, chick lit, regular fiction, young adult - it's all here!