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:
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:
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:
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?