Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From
As you may (or may not) know, I was a pretty sporadic reader until I started up this blog circa beginning of 2014. Most of what I read now are actually debuts; trying to find more auto-buy status authors. That being said, I actually do own multiple books for many authors. I just haven’t gotten to them because when I bought them initially I was like “yeah! gonna read this soon!” and mood was like “lolnope” and here we are today with this post.
Patrick Ness – 5
A Monster Calls, More Than This, Chaos Walking Trilogy (though, I have not read the novellas).
Brandon Sanderson – 4
Steelheart, Mitosis, Firefight, Legion
Veronica Roth – 3
Divergent Trilogy (note: I was fine with the ending)
Roald Dahl – 3
James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a special shout-out to the Gremlins film
Margaret Atwood – 2
Handmaids Tale, Oryx and Crake (which I don’t even know why I didn’t continue reading since I did enjoy this book albeit it being my independent novel study in school paired with Ayn Rand’s Anthem. Wait, i know why, I was probably too busy playing Ragnarok, War3 (the original DOTA, yeah?), and Neopets or something…)
Suzanne Collins – 2
2/3 Hunger Games Trilogy; which I also watched Mockingjay: Part 1 before reading it. Oops?
Neil Gaiman – 2
Rick Yancey – 2
The Fifth Wave, The Infinite Sea
Maybe it’s the commitment to trilogies/series that’s like “omg so daunting” because I do like the idea of binge-watching television…but it’s definitely not the same as binge reading LOL. It’s funny because I encourage so many people to binge read but I don’t do it myself. Yikes–I’m such a hypocrite.
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24 thoughts on “[Top Ten Tuesday] – #71 – Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From”
How funny, I made the exact same note about Divergent over at my TTT 🙂 Great list! I haven’t read near enough Neil Gaiman. I’ve only read The Graveyard Book which, of course, is fantastic.
I’m surprised 5 is your highest number! I thought you’d totally be a binge reader of authors. Lol. Points for Ness being at top though, naturally. I totally forgot to add him to my list. Dang!
A lot of people have low numbers, but somehow I read 20+ books from a few people- however it was when I was younger.
I’m also fine with the ending of Allegiant (:
Interesting to see someone who was chill with Allegiant. OMG HOW DID YOU LIKE THE MOVIE? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR NOVEMBER (assuming movies come out the same time in Canada)?!
Interesting to see a person who was okay with Allegiant’s ending! 🙂 I’ve been meaning to read more Patrick Ness books, I’ve read his CW trilogy but I have yet to read More Than This and A Monster Calls. Not sure which one to go for yet. Great list!
I’m having a case of deja vu. I thought I’ve done something similar last year. Any who, Patrick Ness’ writing is a bit out of my comprehension. When I grow up, I want to read his books. 🙂
Your top three are all authors I’ve been meaning to get to FOREVER. I did finally read a book by Patrick Ness recently and enjoyed it, so hopefully I can read more from him soon 🙂
I need to read more of Patrick Ness’s work. In fact I need to read ALL the books he’s published including the rest of the Chaos Walking trilogy. He’s fabulous.
I also want to check out The Fifth Wave. It sounds quite good.
I’m not big on binge reading either, but I do love to binge watch a TV show! Maybe it’s because reading is more active.
I’ve yet to read More Than This. Absolutely loved A Monster Calls, though.
I gotta start reading Patrick Ness as well, I want to read A Monster Calls so bad!!
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I’ve read the same Roald Dahl’s that you have! Such an imagination. And I think by not binge reading authors you are diversifying your reading. Unlike some people. Ok, I’m talking about me and all my mysteries! 🙂
I forgot about Roald Dahl. Grew up reading them. Danny the Champion of the World is my favourite.
Joey! I feel like I haven’t stopped by here in years! I hope all is well. Great list! I have yet to read a book by Patrick Ness but I own the Chaos Walking trilogy. Haha, I love that you put a note after the Divergent trilogy.
Great list! I forgot about Roald Dahl when putting together my list.
I need to check out more from Patrick Ness. I did read A Monster Calls and I loved it. I own More Than This by him, but haven’t gotten around to it yet, unfortunately. What did you think about his books? I’m also interested in checking out Brandon Sanderson. I’ve heard amazing things, especially about the Mistborn trilogy.
You should read Cassandra Clare’s books!!!
Can’t believe you haven’t read the famous Mistborn trilogy yet!
Binge reading can be quite hard though. Knowing that ‘oh, I have 4 more books to read in this series’ can be quite daunting. Great authors on this list though 🙂
(Note: I was fine with the ending too)
I never finished Hunger Games and thanks to all the controversy with the Divergent series – I won’t ever be reading them, either. BUT, I AM going to read a Patrick Ness book. SOON. Very soon.
Your taste in authors are obviously flawless, some of my faves are up there! Patrick Ness, Brandon Sanderson, Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman! Though obviously everyone who writes series have a distinct advantage, haha.
If you like Neil Gaiman you should try American Gods it’s my fave book by him. So well written and the weirdness of magic/living God’s is so well done.