This week’s Top Ten Tuesday with the Broke and Bookish asks the top ten authors from whom we own the most books. Confession… I kind of like this challenge because it is as simple as looking at our book shelves. I have also come to realize that we tend to only have a book or two by most authors. We are still library people or book borrowing people, so there aren’t as many books on our shelves as we read.
- John Green. He is an author both Patrick and I love. Funny, clever and easy to read, but with enough layers and depth that the books don’t get boring.
- Jodi Picoult. I know, many people feel her books follow a formula, and I totally agree. That being said, I like how they examine issues from various sides.
- C.S. Lewis. We have two anthologies. Not a lot of books in appearance, but a ton if you break them up into individually. I really like his writing, although I haven’t read very much that isn’t The Chronicles of Narnia yet.
- Khaled Hosseini. His books books are beautifully written and complex. I also love learning about another culture and country just from reading them.
- Ted Dekker. The Circle series is fantastic. The way two worlds are made to overlap and the symbolism blew my mind. We need to add more of his stuff to our shelves.
- Suzanne Collins. The entire Hunger Games series is it, but it is a good one.
- Stephen King. These are mostly Patrick’s but the one I read was amazing and I might just read one of the less scary other ones.
- Mitch Albom. I love his writing and it seems that everyone remembers that. To the point where I had doubles of two of his books at one time.
- Lurlene McDaniel. They are remnants of my childhood that I am re-reading on occasion, but the are present in multiples.
- Clive Cussler. Okay, none of these are mine. In fact, I haven’t read any of his books, but Patrick has a whole hoard of them.
What author’s books do you have a lot of on your shelves?