Top 5 Tuesday: Most read authors

I feel like I say this every Tuesday but I actually cannot believe another week has flown by. It seems like only yesterday I was planning which characters I wanted to team up with to rule the world. Excitingly, though, I have no uni today which means that for the first time in forever (please tell me the Frozen song popped into your head too!) my Top 5 Tuesday will not be posted hugely late in the day!

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Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm.So, onto today’s topic which is my top 5 most read author’s. This list actually ended up being really interesting for me because I discovered that I don’t actually have that many authors where I have read loads of their stuff. Also, I decided not to count an author as ‘most read’ just because I have read one big series by them. So, for example, I haven’t included Cassandra Clare or Pittacus Lore because despite reading one of their series and therefore a lot of their books, I haven’t yet picked up anything different by them.

Maggie Stiefvater

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Ever since I loaned my little sister’s copy of Shiver some eight years ago, I have been desperate to read pretty much anything Maggie Sitevater writes. I cannot see this changing anytime soon!

Books read:

The Wolves of Mercy Falls series (inc. Sinner), The Raven Cycle, Ballad, Lament, The Scorpio Races

John Green

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A little different from Maggie Stiefvater here, because I have literally loved every Maggie Stiefvater book I have ever read, while for me, John Green is a little hit or miss. Still, I continue reading the majority of his books in the hope that it will one day recreate the emotional rollercoaster I experienced reading The Fault in Our Stars, one of my favourite books ever!

Books read:

The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherine’s, Paper Towns, Will Grayson Will Grayson 

Sarah Dessen

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This is a bit of a call back to my reading a few years ago, but in terms of books read, Sarah Dessen still makes it onto this list. I think it was during the period of my life when I first experienced a fantasy slump that I turned to Sarah Dessen (inspired by my big sister). I really enjoyed most of her books, and actually hope to read some of the ones I haven’t read yet sometime in the future.

Books read:

What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, Just Listen, The Truth about Forever, This Lullaby, That Summer

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman


A bit different here but this list asks for my top 5 authors so that’s what I’m going to give. I have briefly discussed Pointless on my blog before by why not do it again? For anyone who doesn’t know, Pointless is a game show on the BBC and I really love it. I’m not normally a huge fan of game shows but this one is just so wholesome that I can’t help but love it. Tying in with the programme, the presenters of the show have written a few books together in keeping with the show, all of which I have read and massively enjoyed!

Books read:

The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World, The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World, A Pointless History of the World, The A-Z of Pointless, The Very Pointless Quiz Book

Stephanie Mayer 

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I’m not going to lie, I surprised myself with this one, but when I started thinking about my most read authors, we ended up here! Mayer basically made this list because I have read other books aside from the Twilight series. Additionally, although I’m not a massive fan of the Twilight books, I did really love both the novel and the film adaption of The Host!

Books read:

The Twilight Series, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, The Host

So, there are my top 5 most read authors. Aside from what I mentioned at the top, I think this list is also an interesting one because I decided to include authors where I have read the largest number of their physical books, but, if I had considered percentages, it would have been different. For example, having read Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, I have read 100% of Yoon’s books and would gladly read anything else she publishes!

Who are your top authors either percentage-wise or numbers wise? Have you read any of the books I mentioned and did you enjoy them? Who is the one author whose shopping list you would gladly devour?

Happy reading!



10 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Most read authors

  1. Great list! Stephanie Meyer almost made it on my list as well. I think I’ve read 7 of her books including the short Bree Tanner book. Thanks so much for participating! Adding you to the list.
    BTW – I’m silently cursing you for putting the “first time in forever” song in my head!! I have to find new music to listen to so I can force that song out before I have the entire soundtrack running rampant in my mind!! LOL!

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