TOP TEN TUESDAY | Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by the amazing Jamie over at The Broke and the Bookish! This week, here are the top ten authors I own the most books from!

(Credit: The Simpsons & Comic Book Resources)

  1. J.K. Rowling – I think it goes without saying that the Harry Potter series, and all of the short stories/books (including The Tales of Beetle the Bard, etc) make up a huge part of my collection. Me and every other person, apparently. 
  2. C.S. Lewis – The entire Chronicles of Narnia series is about 7 books, and as I’m a huge fan of the classic series, I have a beautiful little box set that I love.
  3. Haruki Murakami – I have basically every single book he’s ever written, whether it’s on my shelf or on my tablet. I find his work beautiful, lyrical, and just plain strange.
  4. Neil Gaiman – same as above, really. My next major purchase will be the Sandman series – and then he’ll probably be the author I own the most books for.
  5. John Green - Since I started working at Penguin, I’ve read the rest of John Green’s backlist. I’m still working on some, but I do have a big pile of those books!
  6. Thomas Hardy – I am a bit of a Victorian literature buff, and Thomas Hardy is my favorite of that era. I’ll be collecting the rest of his works, too.
  7. Roald Dahl – Growing up, I loved Dahl. Now that I’m at Penguin, I’ve started buying the full collection (at a discount) so I can complete my collection!
  8. George R.R. Martin – The Game of Thrones books take up a huge amount of space on my shelf (so many pages!) so it’s difficult to leave him off.
  9. W. Somerset Maugham – I collect first editions of his work, so I’ve got a nice little stash.
  10. Robin McKinley – Her fairy-tale inspired books make me happy, so of course I own most of them…
Authors that almost made it:
Madeline L’Engle, Philip Pullman, Marie Lu, and Laurie Halse Anderson.

Which authors are on your list?