Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I've Read The Most Books From

I've seen this meme on a lot of blogs and decided to join in. This meme was created by The Broke and Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a new topic that involves a list of ten books. 

This week's topic: Ten Author's I've Read The Most Books From

Brittany's Picks

1) J.K. Rowling



I grew up with Harry, Ron and Hermione and I have read the Harry Potter series numerous times. For me, their stories are not over. I have so many memories with these dear books and I try to revisit Hogwarts every holiday season.

2) Leigh Bardugo



I LOVE everything written by Leigh Bardugo. Her books are never far from fingertips and her words float around my mind all the time. I think it's pretty obvious how much I adore her and her books to anyone who has seen my many posts about her work. When talking to anyone, if I can slip Bardugo and her books into the conversation, I do. She will always be at the top of my favorites, recommendation, and TBR lists. 

3) Lauren Oliver




I have read four books and a few novellas written by Lauren Oliver—my favorite is Delirium. That book helped me get through some tough times in my life and has pulled me out of the dark corners of my mind. Oliver's writing style is so wistful and beautiful—it just sweeps you away from reality. 

4) George R. R. Martin


A Song of Fire and Ice series is probably the most painful one I have ever read (for its characters especially). I have read three and a half of these books—I stopped halfway through A Feast for Crows after the death of one of my favorite characters. I will continue on with these at some point because while I enjoy the TV show, I know that it cuts out a lot of things. Unfortunately at the moment, my blogging schedule doesn't leave me a lot of time for MeReads.

5) William Shakespeare



Before I started loving YA, I loved classical literature the most—especially Shakespeare. My favorite play of his is Much Ado About Nothing and my least favorite is Hamlet. To be honest, I felt a bit crazy myself while reading Hamlet. I have read so many Shakespeare plays that it's hard to keep track—and there are still others that I want to read. Although most of the time people talk about his dramas, I much prefer his comedies. 


Nikki's Picks



1) Rick Riordan
Every time I pick up a book written by Rick Riordan, I can't seem to put it down. I have read Percy Jackson and the Olympians as well as The Heroes of Olympus, and have loved every second of it. Besides that, I have been dying to read The Kane Chronicles and Magnus Chase, and I know that they won't disappoint.




2) R. L. Stine
From a young age, Goosebumps has been one of my favorite series, and I'm proud to say that I've read the majority of the books. R. L. Stine's writing is always entertaining and it makes me check beneath my bed before turning my lights off. No matter how old I am, any book by R. L. Stine will instantly be added to my TBR list.




3) Erin Hunter
I have read over 25 books in the Warriors series. Over 25! Although I feel like I've slightly outgrown these books, I still immensely enjoyed reading them. Aside from the fact that I generally love reading from the perspective of an animal, I fell in-love with the characters in this series. 




4) James Dashner
Despite the fact that I have only read The Maze Runner trilogy and prequel by James Dashner, I have reread his books so many times that it feels like much more. After recently discovering that he currently has an ongoing series, I automatically added it to my TBR. 




5) Angie Sage
The Septimus Heap series captivated me for many years, and I have re-read it time and time again. I love the concept, storyline, and originality of each one of Angie Sage's books. I wish I could read more stories in her wonderfully built up world, and would love to read anything she releases.

What authors have you guys read the most from? Should we add them to our TBRs?

18 comments:

  1. I'm glad someone else put Shakespeare on their list! I wasn't sure if it was cheating to count plays...

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    1. I don't think it's cheating at all! I've seen Shakespeare listed a several other lists already for this week's post =)

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  2. You don't know HOW good it feels to have fellow Shakespeare enthusiasts. Especially Much Ado About Nothing! It's by far my favorite.

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    1. I know! I was happily surprised to see it on so many of the lists this week. It makes me so happy haha.

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  3. I couldn't get enough of Goosebumps...and Fear Street for that matter. I've read Magyk and I would like to continue that series.

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. I haven't read all of Fear Street, but I definitely want to! I loved Goosebumps, even though the series kind of creeped me out

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  4. So wild how most of these authors could've been on my list, especially if I had stuck to more recent times. However, over my lifetime, my TTT is sort of lopsided in favor of more prolific writers rather than especial brilliant authors who might write less. This was a hard top ten for me to figure out just how to decide how to qualify why certain authors made it on the list.

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  5. I love that this topic is bringing out favorite childhood authors as well! R.L. Stine is fantastic but will never make my list, just cause I'm a scaredy cat :) Here is my TTT if you want to check it out! http://www.bookworminkorporated.com/most-read-authors/
    Happy reading!

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    1. I have the exact same opinion on R. L. Stine. Even though I love his books, he manages to really creep me out.

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  6. Leigh Bardugo! I love her work so much! I read a TON of Maggie Stiefvater, anything she writes I will read. JK Rowling also makes the list of course, as does Shakespeare. I'd also add Brenna Yovanoff and Neil Gaiman to my list :)

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    1. I've been meaning to read The Raven Cycle for a while now but haven't gotten to it! I haven't had the chance to pick up anything by Neil Gaiman but I hope to soon.

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  7. I havent read Leigh Bardugo , but you have peaked my interest and I'll check her out. Awesome Post. Check out my Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. YES! Everyone should read her books!!!! And if you read them and want to fangirl, feel free to reach out to me =)

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  8. Rick Riordan and JK Rowling made it onto my list as well. Fantastic list this week! Also, new follower because your blog is amazing!

    My TTT: http://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2015/08/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-authors-ive.html

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    1. Thanks! Especially recently, I've been reading so much Rick Riordan. He's one of my favorite authors of all time

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  9. I'm surprised that I've seen Shakespeare pop up so much today! My TTT

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