Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week’s topic is Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From.
This was pretty eye opening for me. I used Goodreads to figure out the numbers, and was really surprised by how many James Patterson books I’ve read. I used to listen to his books on my long commute to and from work, years ago. It’s funny how tastes change, because I haven’t read one of his books in years and have no desire to now.
I used to love Mary Higgins Clark, but she’s an author I got burnt out on and stopped reading her books years ago. I do have her newest book to read in hopes I’ll find my love for her again.
Nicholas Sparks was a given, as I was obsessed with his books for many years, and he’s one author I own every book in hardback (minus his latest release). And he’s the only author I’ve ever gotten a chance to meet! Just like MHC, I got burnt out on his books and haven’t read his newest one.
Kendall Ryan is one of my favorite authors, but having only discovered her a few years ago, I was surprised by how many books she’s written and that I’ve read already. And I believe I have 4 or 5 more on my TBR list!
You can’t be surprised by Colleen Hoover. I will read anything this woman writes.
I’ve gone through lots of different reading phases where I binge read several authors, including a chic lit phase with Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella. I loved the Heather Wells series (Cabot) and read several of the Shopaholic books (Kinsella). I’m not much into chic lit at the moment, but that’s not saying I won’t revisit it again in the future with my mood swings!
Harlan Coben is my go-to for suspense, and I have loved all most all of his stand alone novels. I haven’t read them all, but hope to at some point. As long as he keeps writing new books, I’ll keep trying them.
My go-to for cute, feel-good holiday reads is Richard Paul Evans. I love reading his books around Christmastime. I was a bit surprised by how many of his books I had read over the years.
When I discovered the New Adult genre, I binge read Abbi Glines and loved it. Unfortunately I’ve gotten burnt out on her books and haven’t picked one up in a long time.
I only recently caught up on the Beautiful Bastard series by Christina Lauren, which makes up the bulk of the number, and are some of my favorite books ever.
It’s crazy to me how much my tastes in books have evolved over the years. I’ve always said I’m a very moody reader, and who knows if I’ll ever have the desire to read some of my old favs again. But it was fun to take a look back at the numbers! Are any of your favorites on this list?