Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
This week’s theme is Authors I’ve Read the Most Books by. We all have favorite authors that we just devour everything they’ve written. It is a beautiful thing to discover an author or series that you love and getting to read everything they have released. Here are some of my most read authors.
Rick Riordan – Who would I even be without Rick Riordan? His Percy Jackson series was the first fiction I ever read featuring Greek gods and I fell in love. Then he goes and writes The Kane Chronicles featuring the Egyptian pantheon. I love studying ancient Egypt and everything connected to it so these stories truly touched my heart.
Total read: 16
Deanna Raybourn – Both the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries and Lady Julia Grey Mysteries by Deanna Raybourn are magnificent. They feature highly intelligent and motivated female protagonists, interesting mysteries that I never figure out before the end, and broody and difficult love interests with seriously slow burn romance. Love love love Deanna Raybourn.
Total read: 9
Christopher Fowler – Fowler’s Bryant and May Mysteries series is one of my favorites. They are interesting, odd, full of clever dialogue and, of course, I can never figure out the big who-done-it before the end. The two main protagonists, Arthur Bryant and John May, keep me on my toes and entertained cover to cover.
Total read: 16
Susan Wittig Albert – The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter is a series of cozy mysteries that stole my heart over a decade ago, now. They feature the author Beatrix Potter’s everyday life living in the Lake District and making her way as an independent woman during a time that was frowned upon. Of course there are mysteries afoot in this close knit town and, to my utter delight, animals who can talk to each other. These stories are an absolute joy.
Total read: 8
Sarah J Maas – Maas’ books have become something of a comfort read for me. I know the characters, the story, and am more than familiar with the little details so when I read them it is like hanging out with old friends. Sometimes we need that.
Total read: 12
Edgar Allan Poe – I’ve read most anything by Poe that I have been able to find over the years which includes mostly short stories and poems. I discovered Poe’s works in my early teens and have never looked back and am unable to count how many of his works I’ve read as they are vast and varied. However, my favorite remains The Sleeper which you can read here.
It may come as a surprise that I have so many mystery novels in this post when, as a blog, I mainly discuss fantasy and sci fi. My love of fantasy has grown mostly within the last five or six years. Prior to that my main genres were mysteries and historical fiction and I still enjoy reading both.
Who are some of your most read authors?