Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.

I used Goodreads for this, and I wasn't really all that surprised by my results.

Jodi Picoult - 19 books
Not surprised by this at all because Picoult is one of my most favourite authors. Her books just keep getting better and better! I'd recommend Leaving Time, 19 Minutes, Handle with Care, and The Pact. I always know to expect some sort of twist in her books, but it still usually manages to catch me off guard.

Kristin Hannah - 15 books
Also not surprised at all. You must check out her most recent release, The Nightingale. I loved it so freaking much. Also Firefly Lane (though it's sequel Fly Away was just okay), Night Road, Home Front, and Winter Garden. Her books are all quite different and I just really enjoy her writing.

Sarah Dessen - 12 books
I've read every single Dessen book, and will continue to do so until she stops writing. I hope to one day have a daughter that I can pass these books onto.

Jane Green - 9 books
One summer a few years ago (2010? holy crap that was 5 years ago) I went through a big Jane Green phase. I still enjoy her books, especially when I want something light and fun. Favourites include The Beach House, Family Pictures, and Another Piece of My Heart.

Nicholas Sparks - 9 books
I feel like some people are ashamed that they read Sparks books. I'm not. I like his books, though I hate that he seems to be writing books just to get them made into movies. My favourite is The Last Song. The movie was pretty terrible, but I flew through this book and still randomly think about it.

Diane Chamberlain - 7 books
I thought this number would be higher because I freaking love Chamberlain. I'm still slowly working on her back list, but so far there's only been one book that I thought was just okay. I really recommend Before The Storm, Secrets She Left Behind (don't read the synopsis before reading Before the Storm!), Necessary Lies, and The Midwife's Confession.

Cassandra Clare - 6 books
I was really into The Moral Instruments series late last year/early this year. I still need to read City of Heavenly Fire, but I want to read the last two Infernal Devices books first. I think I kind of burned myself out on this world a bit, so I'm taking a break.

J.K. Rowling - 6 books
This is actually 7 books because I've read all 7 Harry Potter books multiple times, but I'm currently re-reading the 5th, so I think Goodreads is confused. I've also read The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith and want to pick up The Silkworm.

Chevy Stevens - 5 books
I've read all of her books and absolutely love them. I can't even recommend one over the other because I loved them all, but definitely read her latest Those Girls and Still Missing.

Diana Gabaldon - 5 books
I really love the Outlander series and am slowly working my way through it. The books are so long, so it's taking a while because I can't read them back to back. I love Jamie and Claire, though. My favourite book in the series after Outlander is Drums of Autumn.

Have you read any of these authors? Who was your #1 read author?


  1. I hope to read Outlander one day. I received it last year for Christmas and although the size of it doesn't bother me, it isn't my usual type of read so I am afraid I will get bogged down by it.

    1. It's not something I would typically go for either, but it's very engrossing. I will say that you have to get past the first 100-200ish pages, and then it gets really good.

  2. Diane Chamberlain is SO GOOD! I need to read more Jodi Picoult. My TTT

    1. I love Diana Chamberlain! Have you read Kristin Hannah? She's similar to Picoult and Chamberlain.

  3. Great picks! I have not yet read anything by Sarah Dessen and Kristin Hannah but I plan too start.

    Renee’s TTT

    1. You can't go wrong with either one :)

  4. I hope you get back into The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices! They are great but I can totally understand how burned out someone can get from reading them all in close proximity to each other. It definitely helped that I had a year between each book :P

    I'm also glad I'm not the only one who think Sparks is just writing books to be made into movies. While I haven't picked up one of his books yet, there are a few I wouldn't mind picking up.

    My TTT