Favourite Authors! | Top Ten Tuesday

Oh my gosh! Goodreads! Mad! They removed the function that shows you your most read authors. My friends, this is a true tragedy. I simply cannot function without an abundance of statistics. Actually, I think I’ve come to the conclusion that half the reason I enjoy reading is FOR the statistics. What can I say?

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and this week’s prompt is:

Most Read Authors

So yes, no accurate statistics. But that’s okay because if I can do anything, it’s improvising. I find it fasincating to know whose books I’ve read the most of so this will be a list of authors I’ve muddled together that hopefully reflects some of my most read authors!


1. Colleen Houck

Colleen Houck

9 books

No surprises there that Houck made this list! Houck is my favourite author and I will of course read every single book by her (though I am a few short at present). I love her writing, her worlds and her characters. Most of all, I love her love triangles.


2. J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) | Twitter

12 books

If you don’t count the illustrated editions as a Count, then this is actually 9. I confess I’m a little nervous even posting about JK Rowling given the current states of affairs. But that doesn’t change the fact that she is one of my most read authors and I do love the books.


3. Julie Kagawa

Julie Kagawa

10 books

Admittedly a few of those were novellas but TOTALLY STILL COUNTS. I’ve been hit and miss with some of Kagawa’s works (I wasn’t a fan of the Talon series) but I do LOVE The Iron Fey and Shadow of the Fox.


4. Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

5 books

This should really be more than five because I’ve got a number of Bardugo’s books sitting on my shelf just waiting to be read. We all know how spell-binding the Grishaverse is and I just love that she’s written multiple series in the same world. I can’t wait to read some of her latest stuff!


5. John Flanagan

John Flanagan

9 books

Alllll of them being Ranger’s Apprentice. I just love that series. I still have three more to go in the original series and I just don’t want it to end. It’s such a beautiful, harmless little adventure story and I love it.


6. Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas

10 books

Surely Maas is in quite a few people’s top authors?! We’re all totally addicted to Rhys and also Aelin. Let’s not lie here. I can’t get enough of her worlds and all the tense (and terrifyingly erotic) romances within her stories!


7. A. G. Howard

A.G. Howard

6 books

I really love A. G. Howard’s books and it’s always so exciting when she releases a new one. I cannot WAIT to read Stain – and I love that all her books have similar covers so there’s this theming connecting them all together!


8. Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli

4 books

Becky Albertalli is one of my most read contemporary authors – I don’t have too many of these as I’m not the biggest fan of contemporaries. But I will ALWAYS read her books as they are just beautiful and I cannot get enough of her characters.


9. Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover

4 books

One of my other contemporary authors I like to read is Hoover – me and a lot of other people. She’s brilliant! I’ve found the number of books I’ve read by her slowly creeping up and I’m enjoying the tragedy within each one more and more (enjoying tragedy? I sound like a monster).


10. Amy Plum

Amy Plum

5 books

Plum is an author I love to read. I’ve got an unread book of hers on my bookshelf and I’m saving it up like a nice treat. I find her ideas really fun and I love the Die for Me series (actually called “Revenants” I believe) so much!


That’s a wrap!

Who’s your most read author?


Happy reading!

~~ Kirstie ~~

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35 thoughts on “Favourite Authors! | Top Ten Tuesday

    1. Haha I think she’s more or less a given for most people these days!! Albertalli writes such amazing characters ❤️ if you haven’t tried one of her books yet I really recommend you do!

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  1. I know!!! I so hope that Goodreads will read all our posts and realize that they need to bring the most read authors thingy back.

    I also had to improvise and in the process, I’ve forgot about JK Rowling!! Wow….!! I have actually read all her books (even the Robert Galbraith’s) and I’m busy with the Ickabog. Hopefully so are you!

    Great list! Here’s my TTT

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    1. Right!! I’m crossing my fingers they do! Haha that’s okay, she’s pretty much a given for everyone so she probably doesn’t need mentioning! And good job you! I haven’t tried her Galbraith books yet 📚

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  2. I chose to leave J.K. Rowling off my list, but I totally understand why some folks would keep her on. She wrote some amazing stories regardless of her prejudices.

    My TTT.

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  3. There are SO many great authors on this list. I love Hoover and I have read all of Maas’s books (love her). I totally get you being hesitant about JKR but her books were a huge part of a lot of people’s lives. It’s okay that you still love the books, I think!

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  4. I also discovered the tragedy of the removed most-read-author feature! Researching this week’s TTT topic became much more difficult than I anticipated. JK Rowling made my list too. She’s not a great human, but her books had a massive impact on my life.

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