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Monday, July 28, 2014

The Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From



Megan Whalen Turner - 4 Books
Own 4 and Read 0 Megan Whalen Turner books. Need to get to The Queen's Thief Series!


J.R.R. Tolkien - 4 Books
Own 4 and Read 4 J.R.R. Tolkien books. Classic.


Rick Yancey - 5 Books
Own 5 and Read 4 Rick Yancey books. Still need to finish up one of my favourite series, The Monstrumologist!


Patrick Ness - 5 Books
Own 5 and Read 4 Patrick Ness books. Still need to read More Than This and I'm excited because Patrick Ness is definitely a fave!


Rick Riordan - 5 Books
Own 5 and Read 5 Rick Riordan books. I binge read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series earlier on this year. I had fun with these!


John Green - 5 Books
Own 5 and Read 5 John Green books. I binge read his books in May in what I have dubbed The Great John Green Read of 2014. It was a great experience!


Meg Cabot - 6 Books
Own 6 and Read 0 Meg Cabot books. I picked up the entire Mediator Series second-hand a number of years ago and I'm just waiting for a good opportunity to binge read them.


Richelle Mead - 6 Books
Own 6 and Read 1 Richelle Mead books. There was a great deal on the Vampire Academy boxset back when the movie was released, so of course I snapped it up. I have only read the first book so far, but I'm looking forward to getting back into the series!


Cassandra Clare - 9 Books
Own 9 and Read 9 Cassandra Clare books. The Mortal Instruments Series was only completed a couple months ago, but Cassie already has a number of new Shadowhunter trilogies planned to add to this list. Something to look forward to!


J.K. Rowling - 13 Books
Own 13 and Read 13 J.K. Rowling books. Well, obviously! You guys know I will buy and read (and LOVE) anything Queen Jo writes, no matter what it is.

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  1. I REALLY would like to read some of those Cassandra Clare books. I own a few and I know you've said they are really good. I've NEVER read the Vampire Academy book, (I know!). I finally caved and read The Fault in Our Stars. It was my first John Green read. What should I attempt next, since you are the John Green reading queen? I've read some of the Rick Riordan books, but never got into them that much. Most of them I just gave three stars too. I own a bunch of P. Ness books, as a result of your recommendations. Now I just have to make some time to read them. I've read The Thief by M. Whalen. Didn't really get into it. Hope the next book is better.

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    1. Well, I would definitely recommend giving Cassandra Clare and Vampire Academy a try... you never know maybe you'll love them or maybe they just aren't for you.

      That's great that you read TFiOS! I didn't actually know that you had gotten to that one yet. If you enjoyed TFiOS, then maybe you could try John's first book, Looking For Alaska. It's short and authentic.

      Yeah, I wasn't a super fan of the Percy Jackson Series (they all got three stars from me too), but I had fun with them while it lasted and it was just a quick series to speed through.

      I'm definitely curious to give The Thief a try and I hope I take to it a bit better than you did, we'll see!

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  2. I share several of the same authors as you. It helps if an author wrote books in a series.

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  3. I think that for me it would be Meg Cabot, I own 6 mediators, 5 Lighting Girl/Vanished, 10 PD, 2 Airhead, 2 Size 12, 1 Abandon, 1 Insatiable, 2 Stand alones and 2 Boy Books... of the top of my head, there might be more

    Yeah... lol now I'm intrigued to see who else would make my list. :P

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    1. Holy crap Alex!! You must be the Meg Cabot ultra-fan! I think you may own more from her than any other person I know. This convinces me that I need to read her books more than ever!

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  4. I read 'The Knife of Never Letting Go' a million years ago but I never got around to finishing the series... Must do that someday.

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  5. Great list!! I have 2 John Green books which I just bough and am yet to read Meg Cabot :) I haven't heard of the other authors on your list but will have to check them out.
    Richelle Mead, Cassie Clare and JK Rowling are all on my list too!!

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday list if you want to check it out!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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    1. Still need to read Meg Cabot myself! We must be the only ones left at this point, heh.

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  6. I've read and enjoyed the first two books from The queen's thief. I have only read The hobbit by Tolkien, but it's a life goal to finish at least once the LOTR (I've started the first book like.. 5 times) I'm planning to read Riordan's Percy Jackson series soon. J.K Rowling is of course the one I own the most books from too :D

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    1. Great to hear that about The Queen's Thief series! LotR is definitely hard to get into at first... I would actually recommend listening to the audiobooks! As for Percy Jackson, you won't have a problem speeding through those books right quick.

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  7. Fab list, I have 4 of these authors on my Top Ten(ish) list . I still need to finish off the Queen's Thief series, I have all the books but haven't got round to it yet. :) Have a great day.

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    1. Heh yup, so many books, so little time!

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  8. I am so jealous that you own so many J.K. Rowling books! I have got to remedy my lack of books by the Queen Jo. Also, I am impressed with the John Green books that you have I am currently also working on collecting his books as well as the Rick Riordan books. Great list! You own some awesome books. :)

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    1. Heh, well I'm pretty jealous of the collection of books that you bring home every week! I'm sure you'll collect up books by those authors in no time! :)

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  9. I probably have a lot of Meg Cabot books too, because I used to buy all the Prince Diaries ones. I'd say J.K. Rowling gets most of my money though. :)

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    1. Heh, our Queen deserves it :D But Meg Cabot is a crazy prolific author!!

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  10. I have Mead on my list too. The series is very much worth the read. I feel very ashamed to say that I have not read the harry potter series here... I will get to it one day.
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    1. Oh, I see! Well, okay I won't judge you too much ;)

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  11. Richelle Mead and Cassandra Clare would definitely make my list as well Aylee! And add to them Jennifer Armentrout, Julie Kagawa and Katie McGarry. All practically have their own shelves:) I need to read something by Rick Yancey, I've heard such good things. And Patrick Ness as well. *sigh* So many authors to try!

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    1. Ooh, I love it when an author takes up their own shelf! Rick Yancey and Patrick Ness are among my all-time faves so I do highly recommend them... however I'm not 100% positive that they're your kind of reads, Jenny.

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  12. Ooh, Aylee, I so cannot wait for you to pick up the Mediator series! It's my fav YA series by Cabot. I really hope you enjoy it, it's a great series to binge read. :D I read (well technically I listened) to the LoTR trilogy and The Hobbit for the first time earlier this year and I plan on buying print copies of the books soon. Not surprised J.K Rowling is on your list...I own the HP series, and plan on purchasing hardbacks (as I listened to them on audiobook) of the first two books in the CS series soon.

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    1. I can't wait to find the time to read it either!! Everyone just raves about it! I also listened to The Hobbit and LotR just recently as well! The narrator was GREAT.

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  13. +JMJ+

    Our lists have J.R.R. Tolkien in common! =)

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  14. YEs to JKR (of course!) though I still need her Casual Vacancy AND Cuckoo's Calling books to add to my collection! I currently have 10 of her books :D We share all the Tolkien, Riordan and Cassandra Clare - mostly, I don't own CoHF yet or the 2 last books in the TID series. I own 4 Richelle Mead books - 2 from her VA series and both of her Age of X books though I've only read one of hers: Age of X #1. And I don't own any of the rest of these but I remember your praise for Ness and Yancey so they're on the wishlist :) My list would have some Sanderson (9), Maas (4...and counting hehe), JLA (7), Erin Hunter (like 20+) Gene Luen Yang (9), Darynda Jones (5) C.S.Lewis (7), Karen Marie Moning (6), L.M.Montgomery (8) and Angie Sage (8)

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    1. Not even sure I could trust anyone who DIDN'T have every Potter book in their collection! Oh Micheline, I just know you would like Ness and Yancey! I hope you get a chance sometime to try out their books. Over 20 from Erin Hunter eh?? Well I'm going to have to google this person because I swear I've never heard of them! Nor Gene Luen Yang for that matter... I do wish I owned Montgomery's Anne series!!

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  15. I love the way you approached this week's list. The amount of books you own v. how many of them you have actually read. I am really need to start reading Jo's other books. I have been craving her writing the last little while. I think I will start with the Cuckoo's Calling. I want a mystery, and I think I would like the main character.
    Great list!

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    1. Thanks, Sara! I felt it was important to indicate that this list might be quite different if I were only including books I have actually read. Yayy I definitely recommend The Cuckoo's Calling and I think you will like it!

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  16. Yes to Richelle Bead :) I need to read the Bloodlines series soon !!! ANd Cassandra Clare and J.K Rowling, yes to them as well haha. I'm excited about Cassie Clare's upcoming series too, I never want the Shadowhunter world to disappear from my radar ;) I love the pretty collages you made!!!

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    1. And I meant Mead obviously haha... but how did that error even happen, the b is not even next to the m haha.

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    2. Thanks, Lauren! Those collages were a lot of work so I'm glad someone likes them! I'm looking forward to delving into the VA world and continuing on with Bloodlines because people just seem to love her books so much! And I'm definitely not finished with the Shadowhunter world either... I think CC has a few more series in her yet!

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  17. I had a very strong feeling that Rowling would be at the bottom of your list!

    I have no idea what authors I have the most books by, though I think Rowling would come in second for sure, after Lemony Snicket. Though maybe, since I have the little extra books as well, maybe she'd tie with him. Then probably Cornelia Funke or Emily Rodda. I love how there are those books you had as a child that were just massive series' and you have, like 23 books in a series. Not in my case, though I've certainly read my fair share of massive MG series, which are great.

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    1. Heehee, am I that transparent?

      Ah yes Lemony Snicket has written quite a lot of books, hasn't he? But I've never read his series. I know what you mean about massive children's series! When I was a kid, this list would look a lot different from this - it would have a lot of R.L. Stine for one!

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  18. Wonderful list, Aylee! We have a couple of authors in common! And you definitely should read The Mediator series soon! I am a huge fan of it, and I highly recommend it. I mean, the romance....gahhhhh Jesse. yeah I can't even adequately express my love for these books so I'll just say read them. I'm curious to see how you'll like them. And I also have The Queen's Thief series, and I read half of them...I'll have to reread the first two and finish them up sometime soon. So many books, so little time. Great post :D

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    1. I know, I know I need to! I think I'm going to have fun with it and the romance. And it's always good to hear such a hearty recommendation! Yup, so many books, so little time!

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  19. Looks like you've got a pretty classic list here, Aylee! Harry Potter is no surprise, obviously ;) Love the picture collages!

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    1. Yup, most great series are classics so I guess it should be expected! And thank you, Jen!!

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  20. Yay for lots of awesome books :D I own a lot of these as well. <3 Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  21. I love Cabot's Mediator series, still one of my favorites from her.

    You've only read VA? Oooh, you're in for a treat once you start the others. The third book is probably the best and most heartbreaking / shocking.

    Awesome list! I own a lot of these too.

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    1. Yes, I remember you saying that! Pretty sure it was one of the deciding factors that made me buy the series.

      And yeah, I'm excited to continue on in the VA world!! I definitely get the impression that the books just get better and better.

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  22. Love this post with John Green and Cassandra Clare. And of course Rowling would be the winner ;D

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  23. Read The Queen's Thief series! I promise you won't regret it. It'll be your best reading decision of the year, promise!
    And The Mediator series is just a ton of fun. It contains one of my favorite love interests ever. If summer wasn't winding down so quickly, I'd say this is the perfect series to take to the beach or a lake and just read straight through.
    J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien top my list as well. Obviously. :)

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    1. I believe you! And that excites me to hear you say that because I know you have great taste in books!

      People keep talking about this love interest in The Mediator! Can't wait :)

      Obviously! :D

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