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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Books Owned by Author

I didn’t think I’d have a large number of books owned by one author alone and then I went through my book shelves. The Broke and the Bookish‘s weekly meme was more fun than I thought and made me realize that most of my books are by newer authors who only have one or two under their belt. But, I did have some reoccurring names on my shelves. Much to my surprise this is what I found:

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Carolyn Keene - I read her books as a kid and then my sister found these copies at a thrift store at a dollar a copy. Couldn’t pass up that deal! Eighteen and counting…

Laura Ingalls Wilder - Another favorite as a kid. I own all nine from her “Little House” series.

J.K. Rowling – Seven alone from HP but make it eight when you include The Cuckoo’s Calling under pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Elizabeth Berg - A Chicago native and I own seven of her more than twenty books that feel like sitting down with a good friend when I read them. I can’t pass up an EB book at any type of book sale.

Jane Austen – Of course I own all six but then I also own multiple copies of P&P, so I guess that puts her higher on the list. Do multiple copies count?

Tied at four:

Jojo Moyes – Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind, The Last Letter From Your Lover and One Plus One.

Rainbow RowellAttachments started the love fest followed by Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Landline.

Jane Hamilton - The Book of Ruth was such a shockingly good read that I wanted to add more of her books to my shelves. 

Tied at three:

Meg Wolitzer - My first MW read was The Ten-Year Nap but I had to own The Wife, The Interestings and Belzhar-thanks BEA!

Matthew Quick – He’s my favorite go to author for functioning characters with mental illness-a subject close to my heart. The Silver Linings Playbook, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and The Good Luck of Right Now are lovely, lovely books.

Which books do you own the most copies of from one author?

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Most Books Owned by Author

  1. Great list!
    I listed mine in a comment on Words for Worms. I left out all my Judy Blume titles.

    Have you read Darkness Visible, A Memoir of Madness by William Styron. (Author of Sophie’s Choice and others)
    It’s probably the only thing I’ve read on mental illness but it was very good.

  2. I thought I would see Jane Austen on everyone’s list but you are the first I’ve seen besides my list, of course.

    I think it is really neat to see the lists this week because, to some degree, they represent what we read as children (or to our children). So often we are busy focusing on the here and now that we forget to look back on the special books that built our literary foundation. Here is my list and you will see that I have several books that were special to my children (and me) while they were growing up. MyTTT-Anne@HeadFullofBooks

    • Yay for us! I just read your post and forgot about Dr. Seuss…I have most of his and all Shel Silverstein too. All those years teaching and my children have added my multiple author copies. It could really be two posts!

  3. This was such a fun prompt this week! Elizabeth Berg just missed being on my list this week–and I definitely could have included Laura Ingalls Wilder, but those books are all packed away–I only included books actually out on my shelves! And–I love Rainbow Rowell (reading Landline right now!) but I’ve borrowed all her books from the library. Once they’re out in paperback I’ll be buying them!

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