Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

Hosted each week by The Broke and the Bookish, it's a meme for listing the top ten for everything bookish.

It's been awhile since I've done a top ten post (June), but, to be honest, this is the first top ten that I actually have ideas for all month!
Anyway, a bit of a disclaimer for this post. I READ YA BOOKS (mostly). I ALSO READ NEW BOOKS.
Did you get that? Okay. 
My point is, most YA book series are not extraordinarily long and most YA authors do not have a long list of books written.
Especially since I'm reading new releases!
So, even though I own over 500 books (not including ebooks), this won't be a very impressive list.
It's also going to be painfully obvious that I have some series with holes in them.

P.S. Click the cover for the Goodreads page!

1. Erin Hunter
(28 books)
I was introduced to this series when I was in the 6th grade and while I was definitely a reader before then, this is the series that made me a much more passionate reader. I was OBSESSED with this series! My friends and I would even pretend to be in the Warrior world (I was Goldenfur, the Thunderclan medicine cat by the way. And I still use that name out of habit on practically every website). I stopped reading the series around 3 or 4 years ago, because it was beginning to be repetitive and never-ending, but I still love this series and it was such a big part of my life that I have kept all of the books.

2. Margaret Peterson Haddix
(10 books)
I know, big gap, right? From 28 to 10! Anyway, Haddix is kind of another throwback. I discovered The Missing series when I was a freshman in highschool (maybe earlier. I didn't keep track of when I read what until Goodreads) and I loved it! I love time travel, I even loved it back then, and it was an amazing time travel series! I also loved the fact that there was no romance, which I avoided like the plague at the time. In 2012 I gave The Shadow Children a try and I enjoyed it, not as much, but I enjoyed it (I'm actually STILL working on that series! Only one more left!). And I went to a cheap used book-sale a few months ago, where I got to fill a bag full of as many books as I could and only pay $10, and I got the other two Haddix books. So, a bit of a throwback, but I still read her books so...

3. Julie Kagawa
(10 books-kind of)
I say "kind of" because, as you can see, I have two copies of The Immortal Rules. I bought the original one before they changed the cover and then I later bought the new version to match The Forever Song (And I know I don't have The Eternity Cure! I'm working on it!). But since I really like the original cover, I haven't gotten rid of it.

4. Rick Riordan
(10 books)
Not really a surprise!
Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors!

5. Jennifer L. Armentrout
(9 books)

Jennifer writes so many books, I'm actually surprised that I don't own more from her!

6. Cassandra Clare
(8 books)

Again, not a surprise!

7. J.K. Rowling
(7 books)

Is it really that surprising that J.K. made the list? I just did the 8's, THE SEVEN was bound to appear!

8. Michael Grant
(7 books)

Yes, I know, Michael Grant wasn't the only author that wrote Eve & Adam, but I'm still counting it!

9. Ally Carter
(7 books)

I know that Double Crossed is a novella, but I own it, so I'm counting it!

10.  C.C. Hunter
(7 books)

Just ignore the novella...

What authors do you own a lot of books from? 


  1. Wow, those are a lot of Erin Hunter books ! XD

    1. Yeah XD
      That was my middle school obsession! If I still read the books, I would probably have more! Erin has more series now and, of course, the Warriors books has more books now, too.

  2. Oh wow! I've never even heard of Erin Hunter and you have so many books. I didn't read when I was younger, so that's probably why. I'll have to check them out and see if I'd enjoy them. I love middle grade and YA and cats, lol.

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    1. It's one of those weird series that is really poplar, but also under the radar, so it's not all that surprising that you haven't heard of it. But I really loved the series, so I definitely recommend them!

  3. Awesome list. I haven't read any of the Warrior Cat books. I'm afraid that my list would be pathetic. I buy so many books that usually I just end up with a bunch of singles by authors. My list would include a lot of Nicholas Sparks though. I have all of his books.

    1. That actually happens to me a lot, too. I have a whole lot of trilogies and debuts on my shelves!

  4. wow 28 books!? I do understand what it's like to be obsessed with a series since you were young. I was also obsessed in Hardy Boys when I was 12 or 13 and I still am now :P
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