Hellllllo readers, it’s Tuesday which is okay, but how the hell is it August? When did that stealthily happen and how have we got so close to Christmas that you can almost hear the festive songs playing. (Okay, maybe not so close.) It is however August, but to put off that disturbing fact I have another Top Ten Tuesday post for you. Today’s topic is authors you’ve read the most books from which has made me think a little. However, I’ve collated some of my most read authors so read on and be merry that it’s bloody August.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Not surprises here. His books were a bookish solace for me as a young reader and I devoured any I could get my hands on.
Jaqueline Wilson: Another non-surprising entry here. I have read so many of this authors books it is difficult to count, but I know it must be over twenty books.
J.K. Rowling: I adore the writing of this author and will probably continue to read anything that she publishes because I think it’s curious to see where her writing will go next? From Harry Potter to The Casual Vacancy I hope she never stops writing.
Dorothy Koomson: My slight obsession with author came through my reading ‘My Best Friend’s Girl,’ which lead to me reading one of my favourite books of all time ‘The Chocolate Run,’ and from there the interest has become a mild fascination.
George Orwell: I don’t tend to read so many books from the same author because I’m always looking for new authors to discover but in the last year I’ve read three: 1984, Down and Out in Paris and in London and Animal Farm. I plan to read The Road to Wigan Pier next. *eee*
Roald Dahl: I’m not sure I could write this list without this momentous author featuring. Bar from ‘The Witches’ I adored all of these books as both a young child and as an adult. They are just, brilliant.
Beatrix Potter: These all seem to be becoming children’s book authors because I think as a child you become fixated with a certain author. I remember having an empty (clean) ice-cream container full of books by Beatrix Potter which I read extensively.
Tess Gerritsen: My Dad introduced me to these terrifying books and unfortunately I haven’t read any for a number of years but several utterly petrified me. However I have read maybe half a dozen of her books over the years and some are truly terrifying.
Dee Williams: Maybe my most loved historical fiction author, William’s books were a pivotal point in my reading life. I adored her tales of the war, and what happened to the people back home. I thought the covers were so old-fashioned and yet voguish in a way. These books shaped my favouritism of historical fiction.
Finally, Roger Hargreaves: Oh those Mr Men and Little Miss Books. Those were the days.
I think if I were to have ignored children’s novels the list would have very different, but as children I think we gravitate to the same authors because we know we find them pretty great whilst as more mature readers we’re happy to read books that might not be our cup-of-tea just to test out new things. Either way imma happy with this glorious list.