It's Wednesday, whoops! Yet, we're here.
I wasn't sure if "authors you've read the most of" meant simply the most books or how often you read them. I find that I generally discover a novel I love and then all I want to do is reread it a million times (as evidenced by my Harry Potter binge last month). I factored both of these things in, actual novels and times read, for this list because I think both of them matter.
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Read Authors
Not only is Rowling one of my most owned authors (I own 10 of her books, although I can't seem to locate Cuckoo's Calling), but technically, she is also the most read. The first time I read Harry Potter I was 9 and I've been reading and rereading many of her books ever since. Admittedly, I haven't read any of her adult books. For shame. To be rectified sooner rather than later.
I find that I binge-read Clare's books, so it's really no surprise that I've read so many of her novels. Counting both of her completed series, The Mortal Instruments (6 books) and The Infernal Devices (3 books), I've read all but one of her novels, excluding the novella bind-up, The Bane Chronicles. And I plan to continue binging on her next two Shadowhunters stories as they are released.
I mentioned it in my review of Saint Anything last week - I've been reading Sarah Dessen's novels since high school. I know I've read and loved This Lullaby, The Truth About Forever, Just Listen and of course Saint Anything. But I also know I read 2 others in high school but I can't remember which ones. Eeep!
After staring at my classics bookshelf, I finally realized how many of Shakespeare's works I've read, an author I would've otherwise overlooked in making this list. Then I looked up his work and realized I've read a whopping 7 of them!
It's only four novels as of now, all books in her Lunar Chronicles series, but in a few months that will jump to 6. Winter, the final installment to the Lunar Chronicles series will be released in early November, which of course I'll be reading immediately, and then another fairytale retelling by the name of Heartless has been promised to us soon. I can't wait for it all!
Including all 3 of the novels in her Divergent series and the novellas from Four's point of view, I've read all four (oh, the irony) of her novels. She announced the beginning of a new project on twitter a few months ago, and though I haven't heard anything else about it, I'm pretty sure I'll be picking that up when I can do.
Yes, I am a Twilight fan. Despite people's insistence of my insanity, I read and really like Twilight. In college I read them back to back and then dragged by boyfriend along to see the films. I also dragged him to Walmart every time the DVDs were released. I regret nothing.
We've established this. Rainbow is my girl. As such I own every single thing she's written, which to my knowledge includes 4 novels and a short story. I've read Fangirl (which I've read twice now) and Attachments by her as well her short in the holiday compilation My True Love Gave To Me, and I'm currently reading Eleanor and Park. With Landline being the only one left, I feel like I've gotta hold out for a particularly "I need Rainbow's words" kind of day :) Also, so ready for Carry On, Simon this fall. Seriously, Rainbow, never stop writing things. Ever.
Technically I've read 2 things from Stephanie Perkins, her novel Anna and The French Kiss and her short story in the collection I mentioned above. However, I have read Anna 3 times now so that's gotta count for something. I have plans to pick up the companion novels Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After soon enough because Perkins' words make me so happy.
The only "classic author" on my list, Emily Brontë should really be in a league of her own. Every single time I read Wuthering Heights it moves me to pieces. I can't help but marvel at the beauty of her words. I've read it 3 times and feel the urge to peek back into the novel more often than not.