This is a rendition of thebrokeandthebookish.com’s Top Ten Tuesday. I found this week’s very interesting. I actually have 2 sections, prolific authors where I’ve read the highest numbers and less prolific authors whose works I have read in their entirety (or nearly so). Here goes:
In order, authors I’ve read the most works by:
- Agatha Christie-She stimulates the little grey cells!
- Ann M. Martin-Of all the huge series I read growing up, it seems that the first 35 of the Babysitters’ Club was the only real strain actually written by the same author instead of being ghost-written. (Which I am kindof grateful for, without those ghost writers this post would be overtaken with Sweet Valley Twins and Nancy Drew, etc.!)
- Dr. Seuss-Oh, the books that I’ve read! They get stuck in my head! His rhymes simply sped, like a Liternffafed.
- Georgette Heyer-For heroines with spunk, romances with bickering, and incorrigible pets, she’s your lady!
- Dave Barry-Reading this humorist basically runs in my family.
- Rafael Sabatini-Swashbuckling heroes, historic shenanigans, and high romance ahoy!
- Diana Wynne Jones-Griffins, goddesses, and greatness-all with good quirk and great heart!
- Madeleine L’Engle-I still find the odd quote or image from her books spring to mind surprisingly often.
Authors who didn’t write as much, but who I have read the most books from PROPORTIONALLY:
9. Jane Austen-I’ve even read “Lady Susan” and some of her journal writings.
10. Barbara Helen Berger-I’ve read every book published.
11. Sarah Prineas-Read every book published so far and have definitely got dibs on her next one!
12. James Thurber-An older humorist, his works are harder to come by, but I’ve read nearly all of them, plays, picture books, essays, and all!
What about you? What authors have you read the most from? Which haven’t written as much but you have thoroughly devoured them?