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Top 10 Authors I've Read the Most

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This should be an easy topic. Open up the Goodreads stats, find who's at the top, easy peasy. So I did that and realized some of those names were from long, long ago. Like elementary school and high school. And now I feel old. :) So I weeded them out and what's left are authors I've read (at least one book from) recently.





Yes, the older and/or more prolific authors have an advantage in this listing, but it's also telling that I liked someone's work enough to read that much of it (or to come back and read more after reading it as a kid).

That's it for this round of 10! Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for this week's Updates! In which I went to BookitCon. :)

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  1. How did you see your authors read on Goodreads?
    I am shocked by everyone's list for this topic. So many people have read a certain author 15+ times. I don't typically read a book just because it is by a certain author. I think most of my 'most read authors' would be read perhaps 5-6 times!
    Lastly, at first glance the cover for The Hobbit looked like pizza :)

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    1. Go to the "My Books" tab, and down on the left sidebar, below shelves, is "tools" which contains "most read authors" between "shelf cloud" and "stats." :)

      I think I had 106 for Bonnie Bryant (from the days when I gobbled up every Saddle Club and Pony Pals book out there), and I had a lot of high numbers from my manga-devouring days in high school, too. In recent years, I haven't found as many authors I really enjoy with enough books out to reach those heights (partly because I read so much YA and long running series aren't really a thing for that age group). It DOES look like pizza! Which means I need lunch. :)

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    2. I had Dr. Seuss with 8 books :)

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  2. My ton ten authors list on GR is fairly accurate: Janette Oke (39), Grace Livingston Hill (34), George MacDonald (20), L.M. Montgomery (13), Sarah Dessen (12), Madeleine L'Engle (12), Melody Carlson (12), C.S. Lewis (12), Lynn Morris (11), Michael R. Phillips (11). Although honestly, there are thousands of books I've read that I haven't yet put on GR, so that might mess up my results. I definitely choose books by author. If I like a book, I'll read everything I can by them! In my top 20, Robin McKinley, JRR Tolkien, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Jane Austen, and JK Rowling also show up, but with some of these authors, the problem is that they didn't write enough books for my voracious appetite.

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    1. It's true. Some authors just don't have as many books out as we'd like. I tend to go more on a book-by-book basis. Even if I've loved an author's work in the past, there's no guarantee I'll like the latest. I see a couple authors on your list I've been meaning to try--definitely MacDonald, L'Engle and more of Lewis.

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    2. You MUST read L'Engle, particularly her Time Trilogy! And Lewis's Space Trilogy! And I think the most approachable books by MacDonald would be his Princess and the Goblin/Princess and Curdie set. He writes several different styles/types of books--realistic Scottish books, Gothic novels, children's fairy tales, adult fantasy allegories, etc. I like them all, but I think the best one for you to start with would be the Princess and the Goblin since you like fantasy. Or if you want to dive into one of his Scottish novels, start with Sir Gibbie (also known as The Baronet's Song in the edited version by Michael Phillips, which is easier to read for modern non-Scottish readers).

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    3. I saw "The Princess and the Goblin" animated movie (which was pretty bad) long ago. Does that count? ;)

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  3. Definitely not! (Although honestly, I've never seen it; I'm just automatically assuming it could never actually resemble the book.)

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