I’m your No.1 fan!!!!

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This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday over at the Broke and the Bookish is ’10 authors that I own the most books of’.

This is a surprising one and doesn’t necessarily reflect my favourite authors – more it reflects that sometimes you get caught up in a series that becomes much longer than you anticipated.  Or, being a bit of a book geek – sometimes you just collect things!  That being said there are some very entertaining series below and some seriously good authors.

So:

  1. Charles Dickens – I have a set of books that contain his complete collection (with one book missing unfortunately).  And, ashamedly I’ve so far only read Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol!  How very bad am I.
  2. Rachel Caine – Morganville Vampires – 15 books in all and once I’d started I had to finish.  This was an entertaining series although I can’t deny I never expected it to be this many books!
  3. Charlaine Harris – Sookie Stackhouse series 13 books in total  (plus two other books that I haven’t read by the same author from the Cemetery Girl series – so 15 books and a tie with Rachel Caine.
  4. Jim Butcher – Dresden Files – I’ve read up to and including No.7 but own up to No.11 – so clearly expecting to continue liking this one!  So far so good.
  5. Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series – own and read the first 8 books and still enjoying the series so set to continue with this one and increase the collection.
  6. Joanne Harris – I think I have 8 or 9 books by this author.  I enjoy her works and always keep an eye out for what she’s up to next.  Most recent novel – the Gospel of Loki, probably the most famous book Chocolat.
  7. Alice Hoffman – own and have read at least 8 of her books.  An author I very much enjoy.
  8. Jane Austen – six novels.  Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion – no further description needed.
  9. Daphne Du Maurier – six books – Rebecca being one of my absolute favourites of all time.
  10. Kevin Hearne – The Iron Druid Chronicles.  A very enjoyable series which I will definitely continue reading – currently own six books.

 

 

 

37 Responses to “I’m your No.1 fan!!!!”

  1. Cathy746books

    Alice Hoffman would be in my Top Twenty if I had to do one! I’m a big Rebecca fan myself, but haven’t read any others. Anything you would recommend??

    • lynnsbooks

      Ohh yes, if you enjoyed Rebecca then you definitely should read some of her others – Jamaica Inn is really good and so is My Cousin Rachel.
      I love Alice Hoffman – did you read the Dovekeepers? It was a step out of character for her but I really enjoyed it.
      Lynn 😀

      • Cathy746books

        I haven’t read it Lynne, but I’ve just checked and it’s in the 746 -yay!

      • lynnsbooks

        Excellent – hope you like it!!
        Lynn 😀

  2. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I’d have a hard time figuring this out. And know for sure a couple of authors I would never ever recommend to anyone would make my list (from before I found better online resources to find books that I enjoy more). I have to admit, I’d not had heard of Alice Hoffman. Had to go look her up on Goodreads. Not sure how I’ve missed all her books!

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s not as easy as you first think. Obviously I had a couple of really long series – not saying I’m totally proud of them but there it is!! That was in my mainly urban fantasy/vampire days. The Morganville Vampires are really YA and I would never reread them. I only continued to be honest to get closure and see how the series ended.
      I can’t believe I missed Harry Potter – that’s seven books after all. I do have a couple of other authors who I always check out their next books. I like Alice Hoffman she has a very whimsical style of writing. Almost contemporary but with a bit of something extra. Quite light.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Jazmin Jade

    I own 8 and have read 1 of the Sookie books by Harris. Tell me it gets better, I got them as a gift and it kills me that I hated the first one so much,
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    • lynnsbooks

      Well, I always find that first books in any series are never the best – Jim Butcher and Patricia Briggs both included in that and there books got better and better. It may be that Sookie just isn’t for you. I ended up finding it quite good fun but I wouldn’t say the series had a particularly brilliant ending so if you’re not feeling it already… I suppose as you own 8 you could give No.2 a go.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Maija Reads

    I’ve only read Great Expectations from Dickens, but yeah, I don’t own his novels. I do own a lot of Jim Butcher books, too, though!

    And I just read Rebecca, and it was awesome!

    • lynnsbooks

      I love Rebecca – if you enjoyed that (and you may have already read them in which case tell me to shut up) you may want to give jamaica Inn and My Cousin Rachel a whirl – both really good – if I had to pick I’d say Jamaica Inn was my favourite of the two but My Cousin Rachel has an awesome ending.
      You should give A Christmas Carol a go – it’s very short for a Dickens book. Definitely worth a read when Christmas is approaching.
      Lynn 😀

      • Maija Reads

        Nah, I’ve not read anything else by du Maurier yet, so thanks for the recs!

        I have A Christmas Carol on my Kindle, but I’ve been putting off reading it ’cause… I feel weird reading such a Christmas-y book in the summer? I don’t know! Might read it later in the year, yeah.

  5. Keri B.

    Excellent list as always. I think Chocolat was actually the only one I’ve read by that author; I didn’t even realize she was at all prolific. I also have read (and did own) a ton of Charlaine Harris, but have given them away. They were entertaining, but I highly doubt I’ll actually be rereading them. I’ve read a few Hoffman — probably 3 or 4, but they were mostly library books and I think the only Hoffman I own is on my TBR shelf.

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m never going to reread the Charlaine Harris books – I should probably clear up some shelf space. I like some of Joanne Harris’s earlier books like Coastliners, Holy Fools and Blackberry Wine. They’re also sort of whimsical in the same way Chocolat is.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Caroline

    Alice Hoffman’s would be on my list as well. I guess I own at least 12.

    • lynnsbooks

      I do like her books. They have a lovely sort of charm to them. The Dovekeepers was a step out of character in terms of the way her books normally feel but I also really liked that one – it was quite fascinating.
      Lynn 😀

  7. jessicabookworm

    Interesting mixture of authors. Off the top of my head the author’s I own the most books by are C S Lewis, J K Rowling, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. So we match on two of them 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      Actually three authors the same – I forgot about J K Rowling! Plus I do own a couple of CS Lewis but I know you have the full set.
      Cannot believe that I forgot Harry Potter!
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        Yes I have the full Chronicles of Narnia set and two other books by Lewis so 9 in total 🙂

      • lynnsbooks

        I had no idea he did so many books. Very impressive.
        Lynn 😀

  8. hlmorris85

    I’ve been thinking of trying out the Iron Druid books. Gave up on the Dresden Files and Sookie Stackhouse early.

    • lynnsbooks

      The Iron Druid chronicles are actually really good fun. They’re similar to other books out there but the main too characters Atticus and his dog Oberon are brilliant! Plus the author has injected a lot of references into it that just make it really good to read. I would definitely recommend giving them a go. They’re well thought out and the characters are very easy to like.
      Lynn 😀

  9. caitlinstern

    Several Dickens books are on my list of books I should have read already and haven’t. Someday…

    I started reading–and buying–the Morganville vampire books, but lost track of it for a couple years. When I realized how many books behind I was, I just gave up.

    Most of the Iron Druid books I got from the library, but the more recent ones I have purchased some to read them sooner.

    • lynnsbooks

      The Iron Druid Chronicles have stayed consistently good and I do really enjoy the series. Morganville Vampires – well, I started reading it when it came out and had no idea it would run to such length! Still, i felt the need to finish!
      Lynn 😀

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Jim Butcher probably tops my list, simply based on how many books are in his Dresden Files series (and I’ve read them all!) plus whatever I have from his Codex Alera series 😛

    • lynnsbooks

      I do like the Jim Butcher series – have you tried the Kevin Hearne books?

  11. Genki Jason

    Great list. I like the fact that there’s a lot of supernatural fiction. You keep recommending Jim Butcher so I’ll have to try him out.

    I have plenty of novels by Austen and Dickens but they are outnumbered by Haruki Murakami and manga by Naoki Urasawa (Monster, Pluto) and Tsutomu Nihei (Biomega, Abara, Sidonia).

    • lynnsbooks

      Well, he’s certainly very popular! Bear in mind that the first book is okay but not the strongest book – a sort of typical start of series book really. I can’t believe I still haven’t read Murakami – I WILL RECTIFY THAT!
      Lynn 😀

  12. Enbrethiliel

    +JMJ+

    I love that Charles Dickens beat Rachel Caine on your list! =D Modern-day pop writers have an edge in this week’s TTT, but Dickens was the grandfather of them all and it’s great to see him get some love, too!

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it is pretty good that I have more of CD’s books! I guess he was the grandfather – his stories used to be released in weekly instalments. I confess I’ve only read the two but I will eventually read the rest.
      Lynn 😀

  13. Tabitha (Not Yet Read)

    Kelley Armstrong
    Patricia Briggs
    Kim Harrison
    Jim Butcher
    Brandon Sanderson (though he hasn’t written as much as say Butcher)
    Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
    Terry Pratchett
    trying to think of others where I own almost everything they’ve written……

  14. Two Dudes in an Attic

    I think I am going to steal and modify this, since I’m in the middle of big books and still need articles.
    Needless to say, our lists will probably differ a bit.

    • lynnsbooks

      I don’t doubt it! And, look forward to reading your collection.
      Lynn 😀

  15. Carl V. Anderson

    Hmmm….I’m not standing in front of my shelves now, but from memory I’d say that these are pretty accurate (if not in order):

    Neil Gaiman
    John Scalzi
    J.R.R. Tolkien (given I own several different copies of the LOTR trilogy as well as other books)
    Isaac Asimov
    Harry Harrison
    Patricia A. McKillip
    L.M. Montgomery
    E.A. Poe
    Charles de Lint
    Robert A. Heinlein

    • lynnsbooks

      Hey Carl

      How you doing? I was just thinking of you the other day strangely enough and then your movie review appeared.

      In terms of your books, I don’t think I’ve read any Patricia McKillip – where should I start?? Neil Gaiman I love but surprisingly don’t own all his books. Charles deLint I would like to read more of his books – I’ve only read the Blue Girl which i really enjoyed. I don’t think his books have to be read in order???

      Lynn 😀

      • Carl V. Anderson

        I started de Lint way out of order, reading Widdershins first which was the follow up to The Onion Girl. I’m glad though that I started with it because I loved it. And all his short story collections can be read however you want to read them. And they are universally good.

        My favorite Patricia A. McKillip books is Ombria in Shadow, although I haven’t been disappointed by any of them.

      • lynnsbooks

        I will definitely read more DeLint and give McKillip a try.
        Ta
        Lynn 😀

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