This was a fun list for me to compile. Some of these authors surprised me, I didn’t realize that I had read so many of their books. I went through my goodreads list to see exactly who appeared most in my ‘Read’ list.
- Kurt Vonneguit 3, I went through a serious Kurt Voneguit stage in my early college years.
- James Patterson 4, so one of my closest friends is a HUGE James Patterson fangirl, always making sure she gets one of his books the day it comes out. I didn’t realize I read so many of his books. I think what happened is that in the process of sharing our books I ended up getting a lot of hers. Including Sundays at Tiffany’s, which I read in a day while slacking off at work with her.
- Gail Carriger 5 I absolutely loved her soulless series, though not a big fan of her YA series only because I am not a YA fan. Everyone I know who has read them, loves them.
- Diana Galbadan 5 And that is only because I am still working my way through her Outlander series. What I love about Diana’s series is that she pays so much attention to detail. It’s almost a flaw, and I love it! You can’t be a historical fiction author if you don’t know your history. Diana certainly knows her history and she knows how to write some seriously compelling characters.
- Neil Gaiman 5, every few months I have to read a Neil Gaiman book. I go through withdrawals. Reading one of his books is as necessary as breathing.
- Greggory Macguire 5 It all started with a little book called Wicked. I’ve read all his books on Oz, though I don’t think they hold the same magic as the first, but he has a great gift for retelling fairytales. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is still one of my favorite retellings.
- J.K. Rowling 6. Hello, my name is Diana and I am a Potterhead. I love the world of Harry Potter. I am even a proud member of Slytherin.
- Patricia Briggs 8. I love her Mercy Thompson series. It’s such a fun and interesting take on the werewolf/vampire mythology. Definitely not a Twilight style book. She integrates Celtic mythology and Native American mythology for a fun, kick ass story with one of my favorite characters (Mercy Thompson of course).
- Philippa Gregory 9 I went through a serious Tudor history phase. I blame the Jonathan Reyes Myers and the Tudors on show time. I haven’t read one her books in a while though. I think I have hit my wall when it comes to her books, at least for the time being.
- William Shakespeare 12 It should be more, I really have no excuses, especially if I expect to call myself a Shakespeare fangirl.
So what are some of the authors that you find yourself reading a lot of? Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by the Broke and the Bookish.