My Most Read Authors

Posted July 6, 2020 by Emily in bookish memes / 5 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This Week’s Prompt

This week’s topic is… Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By. This one was really interesting to put together – some of my most read authors are surprising to me. As in, I forgot I read them. 😅

To compile this list, I just sorted the “read” books on Goodreads by author and did some counting and crossed my fingers (I didn’t use Goodreads consistently until around 2016-ish). For the most part, I counted novellas and short stories as half a book. But if they appeared in a complication, then then all collectively counted as one book. Oh, and if there’s a tie, I just sorted them alphabetically by author’s last name.

Anyways, in order of most read to least read, here are the authors I’ve read the most books by.

The List

1. Jennifer L. Armentrout (22.5 books)

Honestly, not that surprising. JLA has published a crap ton of books and I love her writing. Or I should say, I love her fantasy books – I haven’t read any of her contemporary books yet.

Breakdown of all the JLA books I’ve read:

  • The Dark Elements series (3.5 books)
  • The Harbinger series (2 books)
  • Covenant series (5 books)
  • Titan series (4 books)
  • Wicked trilogy (2 books)
  • Lux series (5 books)
  • Opposition (1 book)

2. Rachel Caine (16 books)

I knew I read a lot of Rachel Caine books because the Morganville Vampires series is mad long. But I think I forgot just how long the series is. There are 15 books in the series. 15!! And then there’s also Midnight Bites, a collection of short stories.

3. Ally Carter (11.5 books)

As the author of two of my all time favorite series, the question was not whether or not Ally Carter would make my list, but rather where on the list she would fall.

Breakdown of all the Ally Carter books I’ve read:

  • Gallagher Girls series (6.5 books)
  • Heist Society series (3.5 books)
  • Double Crossed [Gallagher Girls & Heist Society crossover novella] (0.5 book)
  • Not If I Save You First (1 book)

4. Rick Riordan (11.5 books)

Like Ally Carter, I knew Uncle Rick would make this list, I just didn’t know where. If I ever get back into reading middle grade books, I’ll finish the Trials of Apollo series.

Breakdown of all the Rick Riordan books I’ve read:

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (5.5 books)
  • Heroes of Olympus series (5 books)
  • The Hidden Oracle (1 book)

5. James Patterson (11 books?)

Okay, so this is kind of iffy because I’ve been reading James Patterson books since I was a kid and some of them were more memorable than others. If I had a better memory (or was better at using Goodreads), he might actually belong higher on this list. And he’s written way too many books for me to go through all of them and see if any of them sound familiar. My bad. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Breakdown of all the James Patterson books I’ve read:

  • Maximum Ride series (8 books)
  • Witch & Wizard series (1 book?)
  • Confessions series (1 book)
  • Some romance book I forgot the title of (1 book?)

6. Richelle Mead (10.5 books)

Someday, I will finish reading the Bloodlines series but that day is not today so here we are.

Breakdown of all the Richelle Mead books I’ve read:

  • Vampire Academy series (6 books)
  • Bloodlines series (4.5 books)

7. L.J. Smith (9.5 books)

Want to hear a funny story? Rumor has it that Strange Fate, the 10th and last book in the Night World series will be published in 2030. Yeah, 2030 – that’s not a typo. What makes it funnier is that latest Night World book was published in 1998, the year I was born. So I’ve practically been waiting for the last book my whole life even though I first read the series in like 2010.

8. Anthony Horowitz (9 books)

This is one the surprises. Not going to lie, I kinda forgot about Alex Rider. Which is really sad given how much I loved the series when I was in middle school.

9. Penny Reid (9 books)

I did not realize the Knitting in the City series was this long when I read it last year.

10. Jennifer Lynn Barnes (7.5 books)

Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of my favorite thriller/mystery writers.

Breakdown of all the Jennifer Lynn Barnes books I’ve read:

  • The Fixer duology (2 books)
  • The Naturals series (4.5 books)
  • The Lovely and the Lost (1 book)

Who are you’re most read authors? Do we have any in common?


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5 responses to “My Most Read Authors

  1. LOL regarding The Knitting in the City series by Penny Reid. I loved those books and enjoyed how they interconnected along the way. But yeah, it had way more books than I thought it would 😀

    Great list!
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday.

  2. Jennifer L. Armentrout and Jennifer Lynn Barnes (both Jennifers hahaha) made my list this week. It was interesting to go back and look. There are definitely some books I know I read that are not marked too.