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Ten Authors Who Have Had Much Of My Attention

I haven’t participated in a Top Ten Tuesday for several weeks and wasn’t going to do this one but it gave me pause to see which authors I read the most from.

After looking through my book lists I found several patterns:

  • I never really stuck with one or two authors. I still don’t. Well I did as a kid, see Judy Blume.
  • I’m all over the place with authors lately but in my late 20s early 30s I was mostly into Chick Lit/Women’s Lit (have we found a better category for these books?!)
  • I tried YA a few years back but only really found one or two authors I liked and will return to.
  • Romance has been rare hits and many misses for me, except for a few tried and true authors.
  • Most of the repeat authors I read from are women.
  • Series books don’t come into play much because I have so many other great books I want to read.
  • I read a lot of short stories…so do those count? I guess that would be an entirely different list.

In alphabetical order:

Jane Austen (6) ALL need a reread.

Elizabeth Berg (5) Comfort in a book.

Judy Blume (10+) If you add the Fudge series.

Gillian Flynn (3) She only has 3 but oh do I love them all especially Dark Places. Anyone see that yet?

Kristin Hannah (4) This year’s The Nightingale made me fall in love with her writing all over again.

Kristan Higgins (10!) Her romance books always put me in a good mood.

Jojo Moyes (4) Historical Fiction and Contemporary tear jerkers.

Rainbow Rowell (4) One of the only YA/Adult authors I’ve stuck with.

J.K. Rowling (7…do series count?)

Meg Wolitzer (4) Sigh, love her.

Which authors have you read the most books from?

6 thoughts on “Ten Authors Who Have Had Much Of My Attention

  1. I’m the same as you…really don’t read a ton from the same authors! Wolitzer is so great and is one of my favorite authors, yet I’ve only read 2 of her books! And, I have The Nightingale on my “must read before end of year” list!

  2. This is such an interesting topic, I wish I’d taken the time to figure mine out. It would be the polar opposite of yours, and I’m so fascinated and happy to see all of your top authors are women! I’m not positive, but I’m guessing all ten of mine would be men. And much of that is because I think series definitely count and I read some very long-standing series authored by men. You’ve got some great authors here, Flynn and Wolitzer are two of my favorites as well. Meg Wolitzer can do no wrong in my book.

    • It’s funny because these are not necessarily my favorite authors of all time but for some reason I spent a good deal with their work. And that was many years ago. Now I read from so many new and new-to-me voices, it’s great!

    • “The Wife” is my favorite Wolitzer and for Berg it really depends on your taste. Her short story collections “The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted” and “Ordinary Life” are both great; “Durable Goods” is written from a young adult’s voice; and then she has many others that would fall into “Chick-Lit”. If anything and you are on Facebook, her personal feeds are wonderful. One of the only reasons I keep my account! 😉

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