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Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By [and no, cassandra clare is not on this list]

I have a confession to make. I have commitment issues. When it comes to books, I cannot hold down a relationship with a single author, instead flitting from one author to the next in search of the Shiny New Thing.

So naturally, trying to work out which authors I’ve actually read more than two books by took some digging through my Goodreads read list! Here’s all the ones I could find or think of.

Holly Black

I’ve been reading Holly Black’s books ever since I first picked up a copy of Tithe and the story of the Unseelie Court captured my imagination and never let me go. I’ve also read quite a few of The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Kiera Cass

I love The Selection series as pure fluff reads, firmly in the so-bad-it’s-good category. I’ve also read The Siren which I found to be surprisingly good! One thing you cannot fault is how gorgeous the book covers are.

Chris Riddell

This is a small cheat, but I cannot leave out my favourite prolific illustrator, Chris Riddell. He’s also an author! If a book cover is illustrated by him I will know almost immediately and will likely buy it, I really love his art.

Jay Kristoff

I’ve read all the Illuminae series, I need to finish the Lifelike series, and of course I’ve read both Aurora books. After the cliffhanger ending of Aurora Burning, I’m going to be sat in a state of constant anguish until the next book is out.

Lisa McMann

I read Lisa’s book so long ago, I got my copy of Cryer’s Cross from the Simon & Schuster Galley Grab program. For those of you who remember what that was, I salute you. But also, you should be putting in your order for a walker.

Michael Morpurgo

I’m not sure about Michael Morpurgo as a person, but I’ve read quite a few of his books and I’ve seen an exhibition of his in Taunton, that featured a lot of original notes and drawings, which was really cool.

Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is very much on my ‘must buy’ list, his books can be very hit-or-miss (I tore And The Ocean Was Our Sky apart in my review), but when they’re good, they’re amazing. I gave both of the above books 5 star ratings, and The Rest Of Us Just Live Here.

Celia Rees

I love Celia’s historical novels, Witch Child and Sorceress, but of course I first discovered her because as a young teen I read close to every single Point Horror book ever written. I really miss those books, they’re with my Gran who is looking to move down, so I’d love to feature them on my blog if she ever does.

Laurie Faria Stolarz

Due to each cover of her series(es?) being very different, I never mentally link them with the previous series I’ve read. I’ve also read Welcome To The Dark House and while I only rated it 3 stars, it’s one of my favourite covers.

Much like Lisa McMann, I read these aaaages ago and I need to re-read them, especially This Is Not A Test. Courtney Also has a new book coming out next year called The Project, described as “an aspiring young journalist determined to save her sister from a cult“.

Do you stick with one author or do you read many? Let me know in the comments!

36 thoughts on “Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By [and no, cassandra clare is not on this list]

  1. I’ve been wanting to try Holly Black for a while! her fae stories sound so awesome. And Illuminae was so fun!

    Beyond the Deepwoods does have a nice cover.

    I LOVED This Is Not A Test.

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  2. Woo hoo! I found some new-to-me authors to explore. Just saying though… Holly Black is amazing. I’ve recently finished The Cruel Prince, I have The Wicked King sitting on my bookshelf waiting it’s turn, and I have others to get started on.

    Great list! 😀
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday.

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  3. I read a lot of authors, but there are some I read everything I can get my hands on. I’ve read Holly Black’s Folk of the Air series, but none of her older books.

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  4. I’ve got my favourite authors like Seanan McGuire and Andrew Pyper, and I’ll be adding Silvia-Moreno Garcia to the list because I just absolutely love everything they’ve written.
    Since you like Jay Kristoff, have you tried his Nevernight series? I absolutely adore this trilogy!

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  5. I have Kristoff’s Nevernight and Holly Black’s cruel prince, though I’m yet to read them. I wanna read More than This by Ness. Also I didn’t know War Horse was a book. I saw its movie adaptation and really liked it!

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      1. It took me a long time to learn to let go of series! I was in the mindset that if I started a book/series, I had to finish it. I’ve been learning to let go of books I’m not enjoying. It has been a painful lesson to learn! However, I’m very faithful to authors/books/series I do enjoy. 🙂

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  6. I have the opposite problem. I have trouble breaking up with authors! I always keep reading just in case they get back to being as good as they were.

    I am about to read my first Celia Rees book which I am looking forward to.

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    1. I would love it if my shelves were home to favourite authors, instead of being a jumble of many! I may try harder next year to read more by the authors I rated highly.

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