This week's theme: Ten Authors I own the most books from
This is a strange list for me, because I don't buy a lot of my books anymore. I only buy books I love and plan on rereading, or books by my favorite authors. Even for my favorite series, I mostly only own the first or last books. Most of my completed series are from when I was a kid, so this list isn't really a reflection of my reading tastes anymore. Anyways it's still kind of fun to see the books I grew up reading! In no particular order:
1. J.K. Rowling, 7 books
This is a bit of a no-brainer, isn't it? I read and enjoyed the Harry Potter series, and of course I own all the books. The fourth one is my favorite, which is why it's in the worst shape from being read so many times!
2. Christopher Paolini, 4 books
Another series I started reading as a child and kept up with as I grew up. I think I first read Eragon when I was in 4th grade. I think I enjoy this series more for nostalgia's sake than for the actual story, because it's so similar to a lot of epic fantasy and the writing now drives me nuts. But 4th grade me just loved dragons and magic, so there you have it!
3. Jenny Nimmo, 4 books
I know this is kind of blasphemous, but this is the magical school that I wanted to go to. As much as I loved Harry Potter, something about Charlie Bone and his friends struck a chord with me. I wanted to be best friends with Charlie, Lysander, Tancred, Emma, Olivia, Benjamin, and the rest of the gang. The Flames were these badass magical cats that had fur the colors of fire, and I loved them! I don't think I ever finished this series, because it was originally a planned quintet that stretched into 8 books, but I am so fond of these characters and I still want them to be my friends!
4. Gail Carson Levine, 4 books
Ella of Ella Enchanted was my first introduction to a headstrong female protagonist (who knew they were so hard to come by?). I wanted to be just like her when I grew up - witty, rebellious, and practically fearless. Naturally I started collecting even more of Gail Carson Levine's books, and I ended up with a bunch. Ella Enchanted and The Two Princesses of Bamarre are my favorites.
5. Enid Blyton, dozens of books
My mom grew up in India, where a lot of the children's books are written by British authors. Naturally, my mom introduced me to an author she had read as a child and I just devoured her books. I read the entire Mallory Towers and St. Clair's boarding school series, and I loved The Famous Five mysteries. I also read a bunch of her short stories (Noddy!) and fairy tales. Enid Blyton was my six-year-old self's favorite author.
6. Roald Dahl, 5 books
My 1st grade teacher read us The Witches in class and I adored it (look back, I don't really know why I found such a creepy book so enjoyable. Maybe it had to do with the nice grandma?). I also love The BFG and Matilda. I own those three as well as Esio Trot and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
7. Laini Taylor, 3 books
I think this is the only author that I've read recently and own all the books in her series! Truth is I only bought the last book, Dreams of Gods and Monsters. I won the first two in a writing contest which Laini Taylor herself judged! That was pretty awesome.
8. JRR Tolkein, 4 books
I own the three Lord of the Rings books, and I won the Hobbit during a White Elephant exchange in elementary school. I like the Hobbit a lot better than LOTR (too many songs!).
9. Mary Pope Osborne, dozens of books
The Magic Treehouse books were the first chapter books I ever read. Of course, being an avid reader, I wanted as many of them as I could get my hands on, and luckily they were sold in sets of 6. I don't even know how many of these I have at this point!
10. Marissa Meyer, 3 books (kind of)
I don't own physical copies of any of her books, but I do own audiobooks for Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress. Does that count? Too bad if it doesn't, because I'm out of authors anyway!