Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From
- Tamora Pierce: Easily tops this list, as I’ve read at least thirty different books by her. I ate all of her books up as a teenager and I still reread them frequently. I always tell people to start at the beginning with ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE because it’s quick and it was published in 1980 and still holds up. But really, READ THEM ALL.
- Meg Cabot: My other favorite author when I was in high school. I loved her heroines because their awkwardness was something I could relate to, and also because they were funny and sarcastic. My favorites are THE PRINCESS DIARIES and ALL-AMERICAN GIRL. And the Mediator series is seriously underrated.
- J.K. Rowling: I couldn’t get into THE CASUAL VACANCY, but I’ve read each of the Harry Potter books ten times, probably, and I will never not be pushing them on people.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder: I was OBSESSED with the Little House series and they still occupy my bookshelf. I recently reread LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE and still loved it, so a reread is in my future, probably.
- Jane Austen: Her books are full of social commentary and so much of it is still relevant today. I still love PRIDE AND PREJUDICE the most, but if Jane, Elizabeth, Lydia, and Charlotte were my friends IRL, I would’ve warned them to stay FAR, FAR AWAY from their respective husbands.
- George R.R. Martin: Book Sansa is the queen and I will fight anyone who disputes this.
- Alison Weir: She writes a lot about medieval and Tudor history, which is my favorite history, and I appreciate how thorough her research is and how carefully she examines bias in her sources. And, unlike a lot of non-fiction, her books are actually accessible to non-historians. I used a lot of her books as secondary sources in college and then continued reading them because I genuinely enjoyed them. THE LADY IN THE TOWER and ISABELLA: SHE-WOLF OF FRANCE, QUEEN OF ENGLAND are particular highlights.
- Sarah J. Maas: HEIR OF FIRE destroyed me but can’t stop, won’t stop.
- John Green: LOOKING FOR ALASKA is still my favorite of his books and haters can step aside. Also, shout out to AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES because it doesn’t get nearly enough love.
- J.R.R. Tolkien: I still consider getting through THE SILMARILLION in eighth grade one of my greatest accomplishments.