Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme create at The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:
Ten Most Popular Authors on my Shelf!
So hubby and I made it a game to sit and stare at our shelves and shout out the authors who claimed a lot of real estate on our shelves! Here is the list we came up with, from least most popular to most most popular! 😉
5 Books a Piece:
Dan Wells: I really enjoyed the Partials series, so I own all three of those. Plus I bought Hollow City when he came to Birmingham a couple of years ago. And I have also picked up I Am Not A Serial Killer at the used bookstore but haven’t read it yet.
Jodi Picoult: I really love that she tackles such tough and taboo issues in her realistic fiction, and while most of the time I check them out from the library, I have collected a few of her books (some I have read, some I haven’t yet). Her most recent title, The Storyteller, is a beautiful beautiful story and probably my favorite book of hers to date.
Avi: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle is one my all-time favorite books. And while I was in elementary school, I read a few Avi books. I still have them, and I want to read more!
Joan Didion: I have only read Democracy by her, but I have somehow collected two other novels as well as two of her nonfiction works. I plan on reading them someday!
6 Books a Piece:
Dan Brown: Because my dad and I loved his books, so of course we ended up buying them all (except I don’t have the new one yet because I didn’t like it really). I have since
inherited stolen them and they now live on my shelves. My favorite Dan Brown novel, if you are wondering, is Deception Point.
J.R.R. Tolkien: My husbands favorite. We are collecting all of Tolkien’s works, slowly but surely.
Walker Percy: A southern writer who makes magic with his writing. Ever since I read Love in the Ruins, I have been collecting Walker Percy books whenever I can find them.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: It’s the Alice series. I really like this series a lot. It really helped me through my rough middle school years, and reading it again as a 25 year old made me nostalgic and also understand just how important this series is for preteens. So at the library book sale, I snagged 7 of them. =)
Lurlene McDaniel: She was my favorite author in middle school. I used to have more, but I gave the ones that I didn’t think I’d ever read again. I did keep my favorites, including all 5 books in the Dawn Rochelle series.
C.S. Lewis: I have a boxed set of The Chronicles of Narnia, plus a couple of his nonfiction works.
David Levithan: He is the author I have been trying to collect since I read my first novel by him. I have collected 10 so far, including a signed Every Day, The Lover’s Dictionary, and the book I am currently reading, Love is the Higher Law.
14 Books a Piece:
J.K. Rowling: Because I own my reading copies of the entire Harry Potter series, as well as the beautiful special edition boxed set! =)
Elizabeth Peters: I inherited the first 14 books of the Amelia Peabody series from my Grandmother. This was one of her favorite series, and I have read the first couple. Whether or not I end up reading the whole series remains to be seen, but right now I just have to keep them regardless.
Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: The Left Behind Kids. I was obsessed with this series in middle school/high school. And I still have them all.
So, those are the authors who are most popular on my shelves? Do we have any similar authors? Do you have a favorite you would recommend? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Love and NCIS Los Angeles,