Monday, 6 July 2020

TTT: Authors I've Read The Most Books By


This is surprisingly simple to answer.
 I read a lot of UF series and I used to read oodles of Paranormal Romance (which tend towards series of interconnected standalones) so when I look at my kindle and physical bookshelves the answers stare me straight in the face, no thought required!

Ilona Andrews

I have read everything this duo has published with the exception of the third and fourth books in the edge series which I'll get to eventually. That's over twenty-five books plus numerous novellas.


Annette Marie

I only started reading Annette Marie's books last year but I've binged my way through her back catalogue with one exception - The Spell Weaver series - which is on my TBR list... 
Off the top of my head, I've read about twenty books and two novellas so far.


Kim Harrison

The Hollows series is fourteen books long, there's a prequel novel (The Turn) and various novellas, all of which I've read. Plus, I read the Madison Avery YA series by the author and was pissed off when it got dropped at book three... It surprises me but I've read a lot of Kim Harrison!
Around eighteen to twenty books!


Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Dark-Hunter World books, the League books and her historical romances (written as Kinley MacGregor) bring the number of books I've read by Sherrilyn Kenyon somewhere into the forties... Wow. That's actually insane when I sit and think about it. Especially since it's been years since I read one!


Christine Feehan

I've read her Drake Sisters, some of the spin-off Sisters of The Heart series, the first Ghostwalker book and all but the last three Carpathian books. That brings my CF total to somewhere around thirty to thirty-five.


Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy is maybe an obvious one and I've also read the first few books of the Bloodlines series but my favourite Richelle Mead books are her adult UF/fantasy books. There's her Georgina Kincaid series (about a succubus) and her Dark Swan series (about a half-fae and which needs another book, damn it!)
Anyway... That's close to twenty books of Ms. Mead's I've read.


Jennifer L. Armentrout

Let's see... There's been the Lux series, the Covenant series, and The Dark Elements inhaled in full which amount to thirteen books and a couple of novellas (I think).
Then I've also read the first Titan book, Wait For You, the Arum standalone novel, Cursed, Frigid, The Gamble Brothers trilogy... That weird one she wrote about Nephilim that flopped... Yeah. 
Over twenty books from Ms Armentrout so far and I have about six others waiting for me to read on my kindle.


Abbi Glines

This one had me speechless! But, I can't deny the numbers. 
I've read about twenty books written by Abbi Glines.
I've read her Rosemary Beach series, the first few books in her Sea Breeze series, the Existence Trilogy, one of the Field Party books AND I have her Sweet series sitting on my kindle waiting to be read... I wouldn't have said I was a fan but I guess I am! The numbers don't lie, lol.


Katy Regnery

It's been a while since I read anything by Katy Regnery but when I totalled them up I'd read over twenty books again!
The English Brothers, The Winslow Brothers, The Rousseaus, four of the Modern Fairytales, Arrange Me, After We Break... And I own The Summerhaven series - plus a few others - so will probably read them at some point too.


Karen Chance

I'm pushing twenty for this author too when her two series and novellas are tallied up!


Some more notable mentions...

Rick Riordan - 14 books 
(So far! I've got both the Trials of Apollo and Magnus Chase waiting for me on my audible.)


Sarah J Maas - 12 books
I've almost read all her books... She just doesn't have as many published as some of the others, lol.


Cassandra Clare - 9 books
But I have four more on my bookshelf waiting for me and Tales From Shadowhunter Academy novellas on my kindle.


Ginger Scott - 12(ish) books
With more on my kindle waiting to be read...


Kylie Scott - 12(ish) books
With more to be read...


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Any of these on your list?

42 comments:

  1. If I made this list based on my all-time reading Glines, Clare, and Maas would all be there, because, like you, I read a lot of series. I limited mine to authors I read in 2020 and then looked at who I read the most of. It was almost all romance authors, but they tend to churn out a billion books.

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    1. Romance authors are prolific! 2020 was a good way of bounding it. :)

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  2. For me it's Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, Diana Palmer and Larissa Ione. I haven't read some of the series on your list.

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    1. I've only read one book and a novella by Larissa Ione but I want to read more from her. :)

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  3. We have some favorites in common with Ilona Andrews, Annette Marie, Kim Harrison and Sherrilyn Kenyon but you'd have to add Patricia Briggs, Faith Hunter and Jim Butcher on the UF front. When you get to mysteries there are series with more than 20 books like Sara Paretsky, JA Jance (3 series), Deborah Crombie, Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, Marcia Muller, Sue Grafton, Lee Child, and I'm sure there are more I'm forgetting.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I haven't tried Faith Hunter yet! I've just bought the first 5 books of the Dresden Files so I'll get to Butcher eventually... And by the end of the year, Briggs will be on this list as I've read her Alpha and Omega and I'm slowly working through Mercy's books. :)

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  4. Annette Marie is an author I've been meaning to try. Her books look fun! I do want to read Vampire academy at some point too...

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    1. I love Marie's Guild Codex. The other series (Red Winter, Steel & Stone etc) are good but Guild Codex is awesome to me.

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  5. I need to read books by these authors. Thank you so much.

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  6. Oh gosh, I don't even know. Definitely JK Rowling - read pretty much everything she wrote. Umm...authors like L.A. Witt and Annabeth Albert. I've read tons of theirs.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I've only ever read Rowling's Potter books but I love them. I'll always love them. Even when the author acts like a tool.

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  7. I've read a lot of Ilona Andrews. I think everything they've published so far. Quite a few Kylie Scott, Richelle Mead, and Abbi Glines. I want to try Karen Chance. You did a beautiful job laying this post out!

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  8. I have Sarah J. Maas on my list too. Some of the other authors you listed I´ve read too, but not as often as the others I have on my list.

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    1. I was sp surprised by some of these! :)

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  9. Rick Riordan and Sarah J Maas are among my most read authors as well.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/07/top-ten-tuesday-271/

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  10. I don't have any of these on my list but I am aiming to try Sarah J Maas at some point. I have a few of her books on my bookshelf.

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    1. I love her books but - I never thought this would be a complaint! lol - they're so LONG! I keep reading her newest release and feeling like I'm getting nowhere.

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  11. Jennifer Armentrout and Abbi Gaines were both high on my list. JLA because I tend to read virtually everything she writes. And she writes a LOT. LOL And Abbi because between Rosemary Beach and Sea Breeze... that’s a lot of books!

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    1. Agreed! It was Rosemary Beach series that caught me with Abbi Glines too.

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  12. I don't read much UF or paranormal romance, so I've read very few of the authors on your list. I did read THE LIGHTNING THIEF, which I liked but didn't love. My kids INHALED Riordan's books, but that's still the only one I've read by him. I also binge-read the first few books in the Mortal Instruments series about ten years ago. It wasn't really my thing, but the books were definitely hard to put down!

    Happy TTT!

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    1. My kid is the same when it comes to Riordan. The man could write a guide to the alphabet and my son would love every word of it, lol.

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  13. Wow, you even added the covers! Great list. I haven't read any of these but I hope you liked them. Here's my TTT list.

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    1. I like pictures. They make things more interesting. :)

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  14. Ahh, Ilona Andrews! <3 I almost put them on my list, too -- they are so good, as well!

    My TTT post!

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    1. They're amazing! My favourite writing duo.

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  15. Oh my goodness.... I have hardly recognized any of these authors! Except for Rick Riordon and Sarah J Maas. But wow - your post looks amazing! Lovely covers.

    Have a good week!

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  16. Rick Riordan would be on top of my list! Also I love Annette Marie and Richelle Mead books! I need to read them all though!

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    1. Annette Marie is a new favourite and I'm addicted!

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  17. Yes, Ilona Andrews and Annette Marie would make my list along with Jim Butcher, Mira Grant, Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, Nora Roberts, Heather Graham and Jayne Anne Krentz and her pseudonyms.

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    1. I've recently bought the first 5 in the Dresden Files and I'm working through Patrica Briggs' Mercy series so I imagine they'll make the list if I revisit it at some point in the future. :)

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  18. I loooove Jennifer L. Armentrout! But I haven't read as many of her books as I would have liked! LOL!

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    1. I read her books religiously up to a certain point and now I'm playing catch up. She's pretty prolific!

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  19. I’ve read a lot of Rick Riordan too, but I haven't picked up one of his books in years. I need to get back into them.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  20. I used to have authors I read frequently but I bounce around so much now that I usually only read 1-2 books by the same author a year.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I like consistent authors... I like knowing whatever I pick up will be a good one and favourite authors tend to give me that reassurance. :)

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  21. I certainly plan to read more Ilona Andrews-I liked the Kate Daniels short story prequel and next on the list is re-reading book one to see if I give it more than my original three star. I wasn't in the mood for it when I read it so I'll give it another go!

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    1. I love the Kate Daniels series but the first book is very slow.

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