Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Authors I Own The Most Books From

You guys all know I'm a book hoarded of the worst kind. Actually, you probably are too. Welcome to the support group. :)

Unless it's a book I really didn't like, I always keep my books. I have three full shelves, books stacked on top of my shelves, books in the little cubby hole shelves beneath my computer, books on my coffee table, books strewn about everywhere. I. Hoard. Books.

I also, like many, have my books arranged simply, by author last name. Some shelves on are taken up by one author entirely. Probably because I feel the need to own complete series so they can look pretty on said shelf.

There are a few authors I can't stop buying - must. own. all. books. I have a list of favorite authors, ones that I just love what they've written, but I also have authors that I just own a ton of books from. I just couldn't stop.

The top ten eight authors I own the most books from are:

8. Rainbow Rowell
Low on the list with only 4 books. (I have a bunch of authors that I own exactly four books of, but since Rainbow is a favorite author, I figured she'd get first shot.
Books I own: Attachments; Eleanor & Park; Fangirl; Landline (aka all of them)

7. Lois Lowry
I own 4 of her books also, and I actually own 2 copies each of 2 of her books.
Books I own: The Giver (2); Gathering Blue (2); Messenger; Son

6. Ann Brashares
I have 5 physical books by Brashares plus 1 eBook.
Books I own: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; The Second Summer of the Sisterhood; Girls in Pants; Forever in Blue; Sisterhood Everlasting

5. Rick Riordan
A nice big jump from the last author, I own 10 books by Rick Riordan
Books I own: Percy Jackson Series (5 books); The Red Pyramid; First four books in the Heroes of Olympus series

4. Richelle Mead
Mead happens to write really long series. I love said long series, but it kind of explains why I own so many books by her, as of today, 11 to be exact.
Books I own: Entire Vampire Academy series (6 books), Books 1-5 of Bloodline series)

3. Jodi Picoult
I do have a goal to physically own every single one of her books. I'm currently at 17 books.
Books I own: My Sister's Keeper; Handle with Care; Perfect Match; The Tenth Circle; Plain Truth; Lone Wolf; Second Glance; Sing You Home; House Rules; Keeping Faith; The Pact; Mercy; Picture Perfect; Vanishing Acts; Salem Falls; Harvesting the Heart; The Storyteller

2. Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts, though I don't read too much by her anymore, is my mother effin hero. I love her writing (predictable, yes. Do I care? No.) and her descriptive passages, and I just want to be her. Or meet her. Or move in with her and beg her to mentor me. Anyway. I love her and I also have a personal goal to own all of her books. I own around 18 or so. I didn't get to count these exactly though. Oops.

1. J.K. Rowling
I do own all but one of her books, coming in at 12 books - but I also own 2 sets of the HP series. That like bring me to 19 books. BAM!
Books I own: Entire HP series (7 books - 2 sets); Quidditch Through the Ages; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Tales of Beedle the Bard; The Casual Vacancy; The Cuckoo's Calling


  1. J.K. Rowling made my list too (I think she made almost all of them). I don't know most of the other authors you've listed! Thanks for sharing!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  2. J.K. Rowling topped my list too! She's taking over. ;) It's too bad I gave away my Vampire Academy books or else Richelle Mead would've tied for top spot. :( And Rick Riordan would've won if I had all my Percy Jackson books still too! Man, a lot of my people lost really due to a cruel twist of fate.

  3. I'm the same with J.K. Rowling. I have 17 from her though, I don't have her two adult novels!! and I am also one behind you on the Richelle Mead because I haven't picked up silver shadows that just came out today!! I need to though!!

  4. I think I've got you beat on Rick Riordan by a book or two. I have the complete Kane CHronicles series, along with Maze of Bones, and all of his PJ companion novels. I'm super jealous of your Rowling collection! I only have one complete set of the series, and then a few random books in other languages. :/

  5. Katrina SouthernJuly 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Nice! We have J.K. Rowling in common! I really want to read Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief! It's taking me such a long time to get round to it.

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    By My Imagination

  6. I actually just read a really great article about Nora Roberts, and man does she seem like one crazy badass! I don't know that I've ever read anything by her, which surprises me. Probably because I tend to prefer my romance novels set 200 years ago haha

  7. Emma @ After the Book HangoverJuly 29, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    I also have J.K. Rowling on my list, and by the way I love your blog name it is very reminiscent of Harry Potter (one of the reasons I clicked on the link). I feel like such a potter fan failure since I only have 8 books. Lois Lowry also made my list and I am currently working on adding books to my Rainbow Rowel collection. Great list!

  8. The Quiet ConcertJuly 29, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Rainbow Rowell made my list today! She is one of my new favorites, I am sure as more books come out, my shelf will be expanding!

  9. Oh, I love you so much. "Predictable? Yes. Do I care? No." Can I clone you, please? I admit, I haven't read much (read:any) of her stuff, but she must do something right, write? And, for the record, before I opened this I knew HP and Rainbow would be on it. You love them!

  10. You know me too well. Also, are you sure you want another HP/Rainbow crazed person roaming the earth? One of me is a lot to handle. :)


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