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!
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.
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!
The Wolves of Mercy Falls series (inc. Sinner), The Raven Cycle, Ballad, Lament, The Scorpio Races
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!
The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherine’s, Paper Towns, Will Grayson Will Grayson
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.
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!
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
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!
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?