|Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.|
Every once in a while I participate in this one when I either
1) Like the theme, and/or 2) Have the time!
This week's topic:
Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From!
This week's topic was hard because I had to stop being lazy and do some work!
There are two authors who you could potentially say don't belong on the list because the amount of books in their series make them authors with several books I own (Rick Riordan and Terry Goodkind, I'm looking at you!). I balanced that out by adding a few more authors to the list, though, so it's more like a Top 15. These are the fifteen authors where I own more than eight of their titles! (I arbitrarily decided this because a lot of books have seven in the series. I even thought about excluding Riordan and Goodkind, but since each author has at least one book not in a continuous series, I allowed it...)
Did you put any special guidelines on your list?
I can't wait to see who y'all are collecting!
Also, funny story?
Quite a few of these authors live together on my shelves because I tend to group things by theme. Funny how that works out... Take a peek!
|Jodi Picoult, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and Diane Chamberlain love hanging out together!|
|Tamora Pierce, Terry Goodkind, and Patricia A. McKillip know how to fill up a shelf!|
|Gail Carson Levine, Shannon Hale, Jane Yolen, Juliet Marillier and Mercedes Lackey know that the best place to party is on my fairy tale shelf!|
Here they come...
(28 books, plus 1 graphic novel [And also all 5 individual issues of this graphic novel!], plus an anthology with a story by her)
I'll also pick up a book these days if it's been blurbed by Pierce, or if it's a fantasy with a girl disguising herself as a guy.... Yep, Pierce really gave me a foundation in my reading tastes of today!
2) Meg Cabot
(At least 24…I don’t trust myself to have them all “together” in my cubby…especially since 3 of them are on my special mythology shelf on the bookcase….)
Definitely one of the few chick lit authors whose books I own! I have several of the Princess Diaries books, but my favorites by her are the ones with Arthurian and mythological lore! I'm also a huge fan of her books featuring Heather Wells because I can relate to so much of the ups and downs of ResLife!
3) Jodi Picoult
(21 novels, 1 graphic novel (And also all 6 individual issues of this graphic novel!), 1 play, 1 anthology with a short story from her, 1 ARC of a book featuring an “unsealed” copy of a CD in the book’s finished [and untouched] copy), and two e-book shorts
Currently my favorite author, even though I don't like her newest books as much as I do her older ones. All of my favorite books from her to date were written during the first half of her career. i still love the way she makes us think about hot button topics, too, and I can't tell you how many books I’ve bought by various authors because they were blurbed by Jodi! I even have a fall ARC right now for this very reason!
4) Patricia A. McKillip
(18 books, and I'm pretty certain she's in at least one anthology I own, though I'm too lazy to check)
It's because of Sarah J. Maas (Author of the fantastic Throne of Glass series) that I've fallen for Patricia McKillip. I stumbled upon Sarah's blog before her debut novel was ever published (And the third one is coming out this fall already. Wow, how time flies!), and she was reading a book by McKillip. It sounded interesting, and I found a lot of almost all of her books on Ebay, so I bought it. ...And then I picked up the few I didn't have!
5) Mercedes Lackey
(17 plus 3 massmarket “collections” with a story from her)
6) Jacquelyn Mitchard
Remember earlier when I said that I discovered several authors due to Jodi Picoult? Jacquelyn Mitchard is one such author. I'd been on Picoult's forum a few years ago and read a topic where people recommended other similar authors. Mitchard was one of them. I snagged a lot or two of her books off Ebay, and got the other books used, and now I buy her books brand-new as they come out! Mitchard and Picoult also tend to blurb the same books, so if I see a blurb from both these ladies, I blind-buy it, no questions asked!
7) Terry Goodkind
(15 plus an exclusive ebook)
Anyway, I'd been wanting to read Goodkind for a long time, and when I found a lot of about nine of his books--in hardcover--at my local used bookstore for $2 a title, I couldn't resist buying them all!
8) Rick Riordan
(12 books, 2 “guides,” 1 pack of trading cards, a SECOND copy of TLT with the original cover [So…15 books altogether?], and a book I've already pre-ordered!
Rick Riordan, like Terry Goodkind, is another author I debated over whether or not to include. Because again, it feels like cheating! Nine (soon to be ten) of these books...and all that special stuff...are because of Percy Jackson.
Which...I'm getting ready to do an epic re-read! A book a week starting in August leading up to THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS in October. WHOOT!!!
9) Diane Chamberlain
10) Juliet Marillier
(12…soon to be 13 once I get a certain birthday gift!)
11) Shannon Hale
(11 books, 2 graphic novels, and 1 early reader chapter book)
I don't even remember what my first Shannon Hale title was. I'm fairly certain that it was either PRINCESS ACADEMY or GOOSE GIRL, though. Either way, I fell in love with her books, from her fairy tale retellings to her original fantasy novels. I've also had the pleasure of meeting Hale twice (first at the National Book Festival in DC a few years ago, and later at a local book signing) and she's such a lovely human being. I lurve her!
12) Maria V. Snyder
I'm still making my way through Maria Snyder's books! I was lucky enough to meet her recently at a signing, and I picked up the books I didn't already have to get signed (I'd seen her once previously and owned a couple of her books already). I've been wanting to read her for a long, long time, and the signing gave me the motivation to finally get to it!
13) Sarah Beth Durst
(8 books, and a 9th on pre-order!)
14) Gail Carson Levine
I blame ELLA ENCHANTED. It is one of my favorite MG books ever written, and helped me fall in love with fairy tales again after I'd "outgrown" them. This book is so special to me, and I've devoured all of Gail Carson Levine's other novels as well. I love recommending her to kids!
15) Jane Yolen
(at least 7 [I think a few are scattered randomly], 3 picture books, plus quite a few anthologies with included stories from her! I also have a new fall ARC that I haven’t read yet from her!)
Which owners take up most of your bookshelves? ^_^