Top Ten Tuesday – My Most Read Authors
August 11, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish in which they select a topic every week, and the rest of us get to make Top Ten lists based on that topic. This week’s topic: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From. I relied largely on Goodreads to determine my most read authors. I’ve listed the authors in order from most read down to least read. When possible, I included links to any reviews I’ve done.
Jonathan Kellerman – Too many to count!
I’ve read more Jonathan Kellerman books than I can count. He’s fallen off my radar in recent years, but there was a period of time that I could not get enough of his mysteries. Some of the reads include: When the Bough Breaks, Time Bomb, Silent Partner, Dr. Death, Monster (I think this is my favorite of his), The Murder Book, Rage, Over the Edge, Bad Love, Devil’s Waltz, The Web, The Clinic, Survival of the Fittest, Private Eyes, Self Defense, and so many more. It was a serious addiction for a time .
John Grisham – At least 10, but I think more!
Another mystery writer that I adore. He also has fallen off my radar a bit, but I would like to start reading more of him again. The books I’ve read include: The Innocent Man (I still think about this book), A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, and The Confession.
Jane Green – 7, possibly more.
Another author that I used to read a ton from, but I have just not really enjoyed her most recent releases. I’m not ruling out reading her again, but I’m not really making an effort to seek her out. Some of her reads include: Jemima J, Mr. Maybe, Swapping Lives , Bookends, The Other Woman (I think this was the start of my growing dissatisfaction with Green), To Have and to Hold, and Family Pictures.
Alice Hoffman – At least 5, but I think more on this one also!
My recollection of Hoffman is very weak, but I did enjoy The Museum of Extraordinary Things, which I read most recently. Other reads include: Here on Earth, Practical Magic, Blue Diary, and Turtle Moon.
Dan Brown – 5
Oh did I love The DaVinci Code when I first read it….like I was obsessed with it. I didn’t like Inferno as much as his other works. Other novels I’ve read by Brown include: Deception Point, Angels and Demons, and The Lost Symbol.
Garth Stein – 4
I fell in love with Stein when my book club read The Art of Racing in the Rain (and I was reluctant to read this selection….it didn’t sound like my kind of book. Oh how I was wrong). Other books I’ve read of his: A Sudden Light, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, and Raven Stole the Moon.
Joelle Charbonneau – 4
I was lucky enough to be introduced to Joelle and her writing because she is the friend of someone in my book club. She will always hold a special place in my heart because she is the one who encouraged me to really start writing and supported me through my 100 Days, 100 Words Challenge. I think she has really grown as a writer, and I’m really looking forward to her upcoming release NEED. The other books I’ve read by Joelle include Skating Around the Law, The Testing, Independent Study, and Graduation Day.
Suzanne Collins – 4
The Hunger Games was another book club selection that I was iffy on reading (thanks Amy for pushing us out of our comfort zones during book club), but I’m so glad I did. I LOVED The Hunger Games trilogy (also includes Catching Fire and Mockingjay), and I highly recommend this read often. At school, I’ve done read-alouds for Gregor the Overlander which is a big hit with the kids (I even bought it as a gift for my niece).
Barbara Kingsolver – 4
I think Kingsolver is an amazing writer! I want to read more of her, but I just don’t seem to get a chance. The books of hers that I’ve read include The Posionwood Bible, The Bean Trees, Animal Dreams, and Pigs in Heaven.
Chris Bohjalian – 4
I love the variety of Bohjalian’s writing. I also love how much he values his cultural heritage and shares it with his readers. I hope to read much more of his works! His reads include: Midwives (I’d like to think that Oprah picked this as a book club selection based on my letter to her ), The Sandcastle Girls, Secrets of Eden, and The Buffalo Soldier.
Which authors have your read the most? Do we have any in common?