Top Ten Tuesday, a concept started by The Broke and the Bookish, is a themed post that connects bloggers to bloggers, bloggers to readers, and readers to readers. Every Tuesday has a special topic, and this Tuesday is Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books Of.
(Oof, that may be grammatically incorrect, but I’ll ignore that for now.)
*claps hands* All right! Let’s get started! First off, the
Authors I Collected On Purpose!
1. JK Rowling — Specifically the Harry Potter books. I have three full collections (half paperback/half hardcover of the US originals, the 15th anniversary edition, and the UK Signature Collection edition), plus the UK children’s edition of Book 1, UK adult edition of Book 3, and UK adult edition of Book 7. Plus Tales of Beedle the Bard and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I do not have Casual Vacancy or her Robert Galbraith books, but I fully intend on reading them…eventually.
2. Jane Austen — 7 of Pride and Prejudice, 7 of Northanger Abbey, 4 of Persuasion, 3 of Sense and Sensibility, 2 of Emma, and 2 of Mansfield Park. I also have a copy of Two Histories of England, which is a duo book with Charles Dickens.
3. Charlotte Brontë — All bazillion copies of Jane Eyre. I’m not alone on this one.
4. Emily Brontë — Another million copies of Wuthering Heights.
5. Laini Taylor — I’m so in love with her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy that I own multiple editions. There’s the US hardcover, UK paperbacks, and UK hardcovers. Still need to get the UK hardcover for the final book and later the paperback.
And now for the
Authors I Follow Religiously!
6. Jodi Picoult — I own all but 5 of her books. The short of it is I own all of her courtroom books. She takes up the most space on my shelves.
7. Kate Morton — Her four published books plus an ARC! My favorite book is House at Riverton, which was the second I’d read. Her latest, The Secret Keeper, is stellar.
8. Tana French — AHHHHH I cannot begin to explain how much I love her psychological murder mysteries. Thank goodness for The Likeness. It haunts me to this day, and my copy is so worn!
9. Shakespeare — I love the Folger Shakespeare Library editions and actively collect them — but only the ones I know I actually want to read. The comedies, the love stories, but not so much the historical ones. I’m beginning to wonder if I should include the historical kings plays, simply because I love The Hollow Crown (Tom Hiddleston is too perfect to be real) and want to read the original work.
10. Cassandra Clare — The first three of The Mortal Instruments series (which is the way it was meant to be, coughcough) as well as the Infernal Devices hardcovers. ID, in my opinion, is the better of the two. Her writing improved, the storyline killed me, the setting and plot is so very Dickens I died over and over. Seriously. There are tear stains in my copy of Clockwork Princess.
Honorable mentions include Sarah Dessen (4), Charles Dickens (4), and Gayle Forman (4).
Edit 10 minutes later: CS Lewis’s Narnia series! How in the world did I forget that?! I’ve got the original paperback collection, a hardcover edition collection, and an all-in-one collection edition. Jeez. This is what happens when your books are all packed away for a big move.
10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Own the Most Books Of”
I’m a little jealous of your Jane Austen collection. But mostly impressed XD.
It can sometimes be an issue…every time I go to a used bookstore I manage to find something of hers I like.
Everyone’s been telling me to read the Infernal Devices! I’ve read TMS, but I’ll need to get to reading the ID series soon…
TMI was her first set, and it shows in her writing. ID is just…so well done. It’s the Shadowhunter world in LONDON in the 1800s, so you’ve got the added English + historical fiction elements. Plus the writing is so much better, the characters far more complex and fully-fleshed, and the story so much deeper.
I own and have read both The Forgotten Garden and The Secret Keeper, and I was impressed with both so I need to add some more Kate Morton to my collection! Perhaps I should try The House at Riverton 🙂
You should! She only has four books at the moment, but she’s certainly one to keep an eye on!
Ok, so you want to talk about edits? I forgot JK Rowling!!! Hahaha. I was finishing up at about 1am and after posting it and clicking on a few others, I saw JK on theirs and *facepalm*! I also think I’ve got a number of Jane Austen’s around here somewhere, but couldn’t find all of them and didn’t want to say I had 10 if I only had 4, haha.
Ok, and I really think I might have to look into this Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy … it’s really been completely and totally under my radar until very recently. So many people give it such high ratings, but some of my favorite co-workers also gave it a 1 or 2 stars, so….what do I doooooo??
Oh, &thanks for the Charlotte shout-out 😉
If you’re into extremely high fantasy (that just happens to be written for YA), then you’d like Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It’s heavy, it’s deep, and it’s absolutely fantastic. Every once in a while, YA does high fantasy RIGHT, and Laini Taylor does just that.
PS Kate Morton ❤ Tana French ❤
1, 6 & 10 made my list too. Loved seeing so much variety up there!