Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (23): Most Read Authors

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish!

About a year ago, one of the very first TTT topics I had the opportunity to participate in was Top Ten Most Owned Authors, so it seems fitting that a year later, I'm here to talk about the authors that I've read the most of! 

First, I have five authors whose work I read religiously when I was younger, in my middle school days. I don't own their books anymore but I wanted to mention them nonetheless. So we have an honorable mention category! 

5. Lisi Harrison -- 9 books
I read the Clique books back in the day, even when I was probably too old for them. And I still enjoy the movie that was produced by Tyra Banks. It's adorable! Plus, all those girls went on to do other things. (The girl who played Massie was just on PLL!)

4. H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld -- 10 books
I read the T*Witches books back in the day, too. Man, I still have fond memories of these books. But when the Disney Channel made the movies based on them? Ruined. Sorry, Tia and Tamera. You just don't cut it for me!

3. Zoey Dean -- 10 books
Zoey Dean wrote the A-List series, about a girl trying to make it in Hollywood. I was all over these kinds of books when I was younger. But when the main series ended and the spin-off series started, I was out!

2. Meg Cabot -- 11 books
I'm sure you know what books I'm talking about here...the Princess Diaries books! I read all 10 of those books, as well as one of the in-between books. But honestly, I can't remember anything about them, so I guess I didn't love them as much as other people did! 

1. Cecily von Ziegesar -- 21 books
WHOA. 21 books, you say? Oh, yeah. I read all of the original Gossip Girl series, several of the It Girl books, and the first book in the Gossip Girl: Carlyles spin-off. But once the Carlyles started, I was getting older and bored with these types of books, so I quit while I was ahead!

Now, onto the REAL Top Ten! There are a few of these that I don't own anymore, either, but I'm still keeping them on the list! Also, I had a TON of authors with 5 books to their name on the list, so I chose the ones I loved the most!

10. Stephenie Meyer -- 5 books
Books: The Twilight Saga, The Host
Of course, Stephenie Meyer is on this list. Even though I don't love the Twilight Saga, it's still a huge part of who I am as a reader today. And I actually love The Host, so there's that. 

9. Ellen Hopkins -- 5 books
Books: Crank trilogy, Burned, Identical
I really enjoyed Ellen Hopkins writing style for a while there. Now, I'm still interested in her books, but I don't know that I will buy them anymore. Still, those are some good books written in verse, and tackling tough subject matter.

8. Melissa Marr -- 5 books
Books: Wicked Lovely series
I love this series. Still do. It's a faerie series that doesn't have as many fans as other series, but it's definitely one that kept me hooked from beginning to end. 

7. Jenny Han -- 5 books
Books: Burn for Burn trilogy, To All the Boys I've Loved Before duology
This is a very recent addition to this list! I read Jenny's duology at the end of June, and then read her trilogy collaboration with Siobhan Vivian in July and loved both! So I'll definitely be picking up more Jenny Han in the future. 

6. Tahereh Mafi -- 5 books (including novellas)
Books: Shatter Me trilogy + novellas
I couldn't not include Tahereh on this list. (And no, I don't think including novellas is cheating!) The Shatter Me series left me speechless at the beginning of the year, and I can't wait to see what else she comes out with in the future!

5. Alyson Noel -- 6 books
Books: Immortals series
This is probably the only author on this list that I don't particularly like. I read the entire Immortals series, but I'm still not entirely sure why, because I didn't care for them. But I tend to do that a lot; finish a series I start, even if I don't like it. But I probably won't be picking up more Alyson Noel books.

4. Melissa de la Cruz -- 8 books
Books: Au Pairs (now Beach Lane)(4), first three Blue Bloods, Girl Stays in the Picture
This is another author that I am no longer interested in (for the most part). I read these books a long time ago and while I enjoyed the Au Pairs books when I was younger, I found myself very disinterested in the Blue Bloods series so I never continued it. But I'm willing to give her another try with The Isle of the Lost, which is the prequel novel to the Disney Channel movie Descendants!

3. Sarah J. Maas -- 9 books (including novellas)
Books: 1st three Throne of Glass + novellas, A Court of Thorns and Roses
Another author for which I had to include the novellas. At first I was just going to count The Assassin's Blade as one book, but then I realized that I couldn't do that if I was going to count Tahereh's novellas. But I absolutely love Sarah J. Maas, and I will read anything she puts out there. I can't wait for the next book in each series!

2. J.K. Rowling -- 9 books
Books: Harry Potter series, 2 Hogwarts Library books
Of course, J.K. Rowling is going to be on this list. Harry Potter will remain one of my favorite series for all my life. I just need to read Quidditch Through the Ages, and my Harry Potter reading will be complete. 

1. Scott Westerfeld -- 13 books
Books: Uglies trilogy + companion, Midnighters trilogy, Leviathan trilogy, Peeps duology, So Yesterday
As you can probably tell, I love Scott Westerfeld's books. Hopefully I'll be reading Afterworlds soon, and then he has another book releasing this year. And this number will just continue to increase!
Tell me: who are some of YOUR most-read authors? Let me know in the comments below!

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