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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is to chat about the top 10 authors who we’ve read the most books from. I am a major series reader, and always have been, so here the ten authors who I’ve read the most books from. This was really fun to do, actually, because many of these series I don’t read anymore or haven’t for a while. It was fun to look back at some of my older books and remember the types of books I used to be really into!
Here we go, in order of most to least
K.A. Applegate – 60+ books read
Series: The Animorphs (YA sci fi)
I was a MAJOR fan of this series and read every one of the 60+ books in the series. Such fond memories of this sci-fi series. If you are not familiar, it follows the adventures of a bunch of teens who are given power to turn into animals from an alien who crash lands on earth.
Nalini Singh – 25+ books/novellas read
Series: The psy-changelling (sci-fi romance)
Series: The Guild Hunter (Urban Fantasy w. romance)
I just discovered this author recently and instantly devoured all of her books. I’ve never read anything like the Psy/Changeling series, its extremely unique. The world building, the characters, the villains…. SO. FREAKING. GOOD. Also, it has an extremely diverse cast of characters. This might be the best series I’ve ever read. Period.
Lynn Kurland – 25+ books read
Series: De Piaget, & McLoud (Sweet, G-rated Historical & Time Travel Romances)
This was one of the first adult series I read a young adult. The romances are sweet and strictly G-rated. I haven’t read much of her in recent years but every now and then Ill pick up the latest installment to see what the characters have been up. The series spans two major families, and are occasionally strictly historical romance, and other times time-travel romance.
Sherrilyn Kenyon – 25+ books read
Series: Dark Hunter (paranormal, urban fantasy romances)
I’ve been a fan of this series, which has a different take on vampires and werewolves, for a while. The early books are fantastic, but the last few installments have ranged from underwhelming to poor. Not sure if I’ll be continuing with the series but I still enjoy re-reading first half of the series!
Shirley Rousseau Murphy – 19+ books read
Series: Joe Grey (mysteries)
This is an unusual series whereby the protagonists are talking cats. It sounds really odd/silly but its a strangely compelling and enjoyable series. The cats are hilarious, its fun to see the world from their eyes, the human characters are well developed and intriguing, and the landscape (Carmel, California) is beautifully detailed. The mysteries range from fun to frightening and are suspenseful.
Kresley Cole – 19+ Books read
Series: Immortals After Dark (urban fantasy romance, humor)
Series: The Arcana Chronicles (YA post-apacolptic fantasy)
The Immortals after Dark is a top contender for my favorite series of all time. It has a full, and diverse array of supernatural creatures, each with fascinating mythologies attached. You have Vampires, Lykae (weres), Valkyrie, Fae, Witches, Demons, and much much more. They are all locked in an epic battle with each other. Wonderful characters, great love stories, and so much humor. Laugh-out-loud ridiculous humor. I can not recommend it enough.
Tamora Pierce – 17+ books read
series: Song of the Lioness (YA high fantasy)
series: The Immortals (YA high fantasy)
series: The Legend of Beka Cooper (YA high fantasy)
series: Protector of the Small (YA high fantasy)
series: Daughter of the Lioness (YA high fantasy)
Needs no introduction, I think. Tamora Pierce was, and remains, one of my all time favorite YA writers.
Lara Adrian – 17 books read
Series: Midnight Breed (urban fantasy romances)
I’ve kept up with Lara Adrian’s series for many years now. She has an interesting take on the vampire myth and her world building is well done. Each story is a standalone romance but with an underlying plot ARC that keeps the villains and suspense going.
Patricia Briggs – 16+ books read
Series: Mercy Thompson (urban fantasy)
Series: Alpha & Omega (urban fantasy w. romance)
Patricia Briggs is a major hitter in the sci-fi/fantasy ring. And for good reason. Her world building is sublime, her characters feel real, and her mythology is both unique and feels fully formed. Both series take place in the same “world” but follow different characters. I would recommend Patricia Briggs for anyone who is a fan of urban fantasy. Her books are simply phenomenal. I buy every book she publishes, without fail.
Jim Butcher – 16+ books read
Series: Harry Dresden
Jim Butcher and Patty Briggs often go hand in hand. Jim Butcher writes some of the best Urban Fantasy I’ve ever read. I cannot get enough of Harry Dresden (the MC), his world, his humor, his friends. Just cannot get enough. Again, fantastic world building, great supernatural creatures, great supporting characters, and Harry Dresden can’t be beat as a main character.
Have you guys read any of these? Which authors have you read the most books from?
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