Top 10 Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Seriously, I love this link-up and all the great bloggers I continue to meet through it. Thanks for taking the time to read these posts!

This week I’m talking about some of the authors I have read the most books from. I realized as I compiled this list that a lot of these authors really helped me love reading when I was a child and young teenager. Several of them are some of my favorite authors as well. Mostly, this list makes me want to go back and read several of these books again and again. Enjoy!

J. K. Rowling // She belongs at the top of this list for obvious reasons. My favorite series of all time. I grew up with Harry Potter and hope to reread and blog about all the books one day. Favorites: Prisoner of Azkaban and The Deathly Hallows.

Shannon Hale // One of my recent favorite authors. She writes compelling and engaging stories that showcase dynamic characters. I love how she used words and language in her stories too. Favorites: The Goose Girl, Princess Academy, and Austenland.

C. S. Lewis // I finally read all the Chronicles of Narnia books back to back last summer and really enjoyed them. The symbolism is just beautiful. I have only scratched the surface of Lewis’s other works. But hope to read more in the future. Favorites: The Magician’s Nephew, The Last Battle, and The Screwtape Letters.

Jane Austen // Love both the books and movie adaptations of her novels. And I took a Jane Austen course in college that helped me get through a few more of her novels. Hoping to finish it out with Sense and Sensibility this month as a part of Austen in August. Favorite: Persuasion.

William Shakespeare // I actually have a deep appreciation and perhaps even love of the great bard. I took a class in college where we read almost 10 of his plays and was exposed to the bard in many other courses. I’ve seen several productions in England and loved them. Favorites: Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, and Macbeth.

Margaret Peterson Haddix // These books remind me of middle school. I read a lot of her books back then. What’s great about her books are the way she makes you think about time, family, place, and belonging in new ways. Favorites: Among the Hidden series.

Roald Dahl // This is my childhood reading right here. Dahl has a way of making silly or ridiculous stories timeless. So many memorable reads. Favorites: Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.

Beatrix Potter // My all time favorite children’s book author. Her books and illustrations are just classic. Favorites: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck.

Rick Riordan // I think Riordan is one of the great young adult authors around today. I love the way he connects myth and reality. I know more about Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology from his books than from basically anything else. Favorites: Percy Jackson series and The Red Pyramid.

Beverly Cleary // Another of my childhood favorites. My parents had old copies of her books that I loved. They had that great old book smell, you know? And the stories were relatable and real for me. Also, I recently learned she is still alive at age 99. That’s just awesome. Favorite: Ramona’s World and other Ramona books.

What authors are you loving right now?

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19 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

  1. I Love Rowling and Riordan, but I haven’t read any of the other author’s on your list. I might have to check some of them out. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my TTT earlier. 🙂

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  2. I loved reading the Harry Potter and Narnia series too! Also Roald Dahl’s books. I also binge read Shannon Hale’s books when I first discovered her and I need to catch up on her latest books.

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  3. It looks like we have the same taste in books, though my list is different. With the exception of J.K. Rowling, of course! You actually put two authors I totally forgot about: Rick Riordan and Shakespeare. Doh! I never did finish the Chronicles of Narnia. I’ve read them all except for the last two books. I have them, but for some reason lost interest as the Pevensie children began to age, and Eustace (Yuck!) took over for the adventures.

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  4. I wish I could include Jane Austen on my list! I’ve only read one of her books (Northanger Abbey) but I really enjoyed it. They just take me sooo long to get through that I always lack the motivation to pick one up. Great list!

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    1. You totally have to be in the right mind set for Jane Austen (or any of the classics, I think). I would recommend Persuasion (its my favorite) but Pride and Prejudice is a pretty well known story so it can be easier to get through. Hope you get to more one day. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I hate it when this happens. I just typed you up a big long message about how much I love Beatrix Potter and Jane Austen, too. Then I hit the wrong button and poof the whole message was gone. Sigh. A lot of work for nothing. Oh well, I do love those two authors and I’ll telepath the rest of the message to your brain. 🙂
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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  6. I’m currently trying to collect all of the Percy Jackson books so I can marathon read them. I’ve only got two to go before I can start reading them. The Chronicles of Narnia books are on my list of books I want to read, I’ve never tried so it should be interesting. I don’t think I’ll read them for a while though because my TBR list is incredibly long already! Great list 🙂

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    1. Nice! The Percy Jackson books can definitely be quick reads. Smart to have them all available before you start 🙂 And I really loved the Narnia books–I think I appreciate them more now that I’m older and can pick up on the beauty of the allegory and the metaphors. Hope you get to them soon. I definitely know how it goes with the long TBR pile 🙂

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