Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2016

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2016. I love this topic! I “met” so many authors this year for the first time. Here are my top 10:

Note: If you want to know more about any of the books mentioned here, click on the links to see my reviews.

1) Blake Crouch: I thought Dark Matter was amazing!

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2) Shirley Barrett: Author of Rush Oh!, a book that proves that reading about whaling in early 20th century Australia can be loads of fun!

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3) Seré Prince Halverson: All the Winters After was one of my favorite books of 2016.

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4) Fredrik Backman: I know, I know — A Man Called Ove got so much buzz this year… and I have to admit, it lives up to the hype!
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5) Christina Baker Kline: I finally read Orphan Train with my book group, and thought it was wonderful. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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6) Amy Stewart: Girl Waits With Gun was one of my favorites this year, and I can’t wait to read the sequel, Lady Cop Makes Trouble.

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7) Sally Hepworth: The Things We Keep was such a sad but lovely book. I have the author’s previous novel, The Secrets of Midwives, on my TBR, so that’s one that I’ll need to make a priority in the new year.

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8) Amy Schumer: Does Amy Schumer count? I’ve enjoyed her comedy for years, and had a blast with her book, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo.
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9) Sylvain Neuvel: I thought Sleeping Giants was so inventive! I can’t wait for the next book.
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10) Laura Barnett: The Versions of Us is a great take on the Sliding Doors style of storytelling. What if things went one way instead of the other? This book explores the different possible outcomes of a chance meeting and how people’s lives veer off into unexpected directions. Loved it.

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I can’t wait to see who I’ll meet in 2017!

Which authors did you discover in 2016? Please leave me your link!

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Shelf Control #46: The Hob’s Bargain

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Welcome to the newest weekly feature here at Bookshelf Fantasies… Shelf Control!

Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers.

Want to join in? See the guidelines and linky at the bottom of the post, and jump on board! Let’s take control of our shelves!

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My Shelf Control pick this week is:

Hob's BargainTitle: The Hob’s Bargain
Author: Patricia Briggs
Published: 2001
Length: 281 pages

What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):

Beauty and The Beast

Hated and feared, magic was banished from the land. But now, freed from the spells of the wicked bloodmages, magic—both good and evil—returns. And Aren of Fallbrook feels her own power of sight strengthen and grow…

Overcome by visions of mayhem and murder, Aren vows to save her village from the ruthless raiders who have descended upon it—and killed her family. With the return of wildlings to the hills and forests, she strikes a bargain with the Hob, a magical, human-like creature imbued with the power of the mountains. But the Hob is the last of his kind. And he will exact a heavy price to defend the village—a price Aren herself must pay…

How I got it:

I bought it!

When I got it:

A few years ago, after discovering this author’s amazing urban fantasy books.

Why I want to read it:

I love the Mercy Thompson books more than words can say (although I keep trying…). I’ve read all of the books in the series and in the related Alpha & Omega series, but I’ve never read any of Patricia Briggs’s earlier fantasy works. She’s such an amazing writer that I’m more than willing to give this book a try. After all, the next Mercy book is still months away, and I need something to keep me busy!

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  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link below!
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For more on why I’ve started Shelf Control, check out my introductory post here, or read all about my out-of-control book inventory, here.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2015

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2015. What fun! I “met” so many authors this year for the first time. Here are my top 10:

Note: If you want to know more about any of the books mentioned here, click on the links to see my reviews.

1) Cat Winters: I read two Cat Winters books this year — an adult novel, The Uninvited, and a YA novel, The Cure for Dreaming. Both were amazing.

 

2) Dana Stabenow: On a whim, I started listening to the audiobooks of Dana Stabenow’s Kate Shugak mystery series. I’d always heard good things, and a big plus for me is the Alaska setting. I’m now on my 4th in the series, and it’s so consistently terrific. (Review of book #1, here.)

3) Emily St. John Mandel: I read Station Eleven early in the year, and loved it.

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4) Jacqueline Winspear: Another audio discovery! I’d been hearing about the Maisie Dobbs series for a while now, and finally decided to give the first book a try. Well worth it.

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5) Benjamin Percy: The Dead Lands was one of the most disturbing things I read all year… and yet, I’m looking forward to reading more by this author.

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6) Winston Graham: Thank you, BBC and PBS, for introducing me to the gorgeous world of Poldark. After watching the first couple of episodes, I just knew I had to read the books as well.

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7) Chris Pavone: I really enjoyed his sleek spy drama, The Expats, and look forward to reading The Accident in the near future.

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8) Elizabeth Gaskell: North and South has been on my to-read list for years, and thanks to my book group, I’ve finally read it!

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9) Jack London: Another classic! I can’t believe I never read any of Jack London’s novels before now — but I finally listened to the audiobook of The Call of the Wild, and thought it was great. I’d really like to read more of his books.

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10) Felicia Day: Is this cheating? I’ve loved Felicia Day as an actress and nerdy girl hero for a long time, but this year, I can add her to my author list as well! Her memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is such fun to read.
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I can’t wait to see who I’ll meet in 2016!

Which authors did you discover in 2015?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten authors on my auto-read list

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Authors On My Auto-Buy List. Since I’m trying to curtail the buying — but not the reading — I’ve played with the theme just a teeny bit.

We actually did this TTT topic back in February 2013, and if you’re interested, you can check out my list here. When I look back at my 2013 auto-buy list, I have to say that I’d still include 100% of the authors I included back then! In an effort not to repeat myself, my list today is going to be an ADDITIONAL ten authors whose works I want to read, pretty much no matter what.

Without further ado — here are the ten authors whose inspire a “gimme, gimme” feeling in me:

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Gimme all the books. Now.

  1. Patricia Briggs: Looking back at my 2013 list, I’m shocked that Patricia Briggs wasn’t on it yet. Perhaps I was still in the early stages of falling in love with her amazing urban fantasy worlds?
  2. Chris Bohjalian: I haven’t been let down yet, and I’m constantly impressed all over again by his ability to write in seemingly every genre. I still have several of his older books to catch up on, and I’m looking forward to it!
  3. Jojo Moyes: In the last couple of years, I’ve read 6 books by Jojo Moyes, and I’m planning to read many more.
  4. Deanna Raybourn: While I haven’t read the Lady Julia Grey series for which she’s so well-know, I have read and enjoyed two historical novels by this author, and plan to start her new Victorian mystery series in the next month or so.
  5. Lisa Genova: I thought Left Neglected was fascinating, and Inside the O’Briens was incredibly powerful. I still need to read Still Alice, and I’m sure wherever this author goes next will be equally interesting.
  6. Miranda Kenneally: Gotta admit, I’ve really loved each of the three YA novels I’ve read so far by Miranda Kenneally. I still have to read her earliest three, but this is an author I intend to keep following.
  7. Rainbow Rowell: I’ve loved all four of her books so far. More please!
  8. Nicole Peeler: Her Jane True series totally rocked! I really liked the first book in her Jinn & Juice series too, and hope there are more on the way.
  9. Joe Hill: He regularly scares the bejeezus out of me, but I love him anyway. I’ll read anything he writes.
  10. Bill Willingham: After the masterpiece that is Fables, I’m willing to bet that whatever comes next will be smashing.

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Do we have any auto-buy/auto-read authors in common? Share your links, please, and I’ll come check out your top 10!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten authors I’ve read the most books by…

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For the life of me, I could not come up with a title for this week’s TTT that didn’t end with a preposition. Sigh.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From. Last July, we did a similar topic (my post is here), focusing on the top ten authors whose books we own — but owning books doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve read them!

This topic was fun to work on, especially since I got to be an Excel geek for a bit. I exported my Goodreads books, sorted the books I’ve actually read, and then did a count by author. So my list is guaranteed to be 100% accurate because numbers.

For anyone who reads my blog from time to time, I don’t think you’ll find any major surprises, given which books and authors I tend to rave about.

My top SEVEN novelists are:

24 books:

Jim Butcher! That number surprised me — but I guess that’s what happens when you get hooked on a long, ongoing series like the Dresden Files books. And, I loved the Codex Alera series too. Kudos to Jim Butcher — top of my list!

22 books:

Charlaine Harris: Okay, it kind of makes me cringe to have these books so high on my list, but the numbers don’t lie! Here’s a case where I should have quit reading when I stopped enjoying a series, but instead kept going to see if it would have a great ending. (It didn’t.) Between the Sookie Stackhouse series and the Harper Connelly books (which I thought were pretty good), that adds up to a big heap of books that I’ve read.

19 books:

Diana Gabaldon: The 8 main books in the Outlander series, of course, plus the Lord John books, assorted collections and novellas, and the handy-dandy reference book, The Outlandish Companion.

Patricia Briggs: The Mercy Thompson series and Alpha & Omega series are so amazing. Can’t imagine ever getting tired of either one! Plus a few random graphic novel versions of her books, just for fun.

Stephen King: No explanation needed. I’m actually surprised this number isn’t higher, but then again, I have a whole bunch of his books still on my to-read shelf.

14 books:

Christopher Moore: This number will go up by one later this month, as soon as I get my hands on his upcoming new release, Secondhand Souls.

13 books:

Robin McKinley: Her fairy tale retellings set the bar for the genre, and her fantasy books are just stellar, especially my favorite, The Blue Sword.

That’s seven. From here, I have a bunch of authors at 11 books each — which, why not? Let’s list them too:

  • Joe Hill
  • Anne Rice
  • J. K. Rowling
  • George R. R. Martin
  • Alice Hoffman

But let’s not count these toward my top ten, because I want to wrap up my list with a slightly different focus…

My top THREE graphic novel authors are:

34 read (and it’ll be 35 once I can bring myself to read the final volume of Fables):

Bill Willingham: FABLES! Need I say more? Okay, Fables plus spin-off series Jack of Fables and Fairest, and a handful of terrific stand-alones too.

23 read:

Brian K. Vaughan: I adored Y: The Last Man and am just loving Saga. Runaways was pretty great too.

13 read:

Joss Whedon! Yes, the man can do anything — TV, Shakespeare, big-budget movies, and comic books. I’ve read 13, but I own bunches more. The ongoing Buffy comics are amazing, as are the Spike, Willow, and Angel & Faith editions. Add in the Serenity and Dollhouse comics too, and you’ll understand why my stack of to-be-read graphic novels is 80% Whedon-verse.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 All-Time Favorite Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten All-Time Favorite Authors. I had a really hard time narrowing it down, and changed my mind about half a dozen times, but finally decided to focus on living writers whose works I continue to read (and hope to keep reading for a long time to come).

Here we go:

1. Diana Gabaldon (like there was any doubt about this one!)

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2. Mary Doria Russell

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3. Stephen King

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4. Patricia Briggs

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5. Jim Butcher

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6. Susanna Kearsley

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7. Christopher Moore

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8. Neil Gaiman

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9. Bill Willingham

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10. J. K. Rowling

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I hate having to stop at just 10. This is just scratching the surface — and doesn’t even include some of the late greats, such as Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, and J. R. R. Tolkien. Ah well, I suppose that’s a list for another day!

Looking forward to seeing everyone else’s lists this week.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014. What fun! I “met” so many authors this year for the first time. Here are the best of the bunch:

Note: If you want to know more about any of the books mentioned here, click on the links to see my reviews.

1) Erin Lindsay McCabe: One of my very favorite books of 2014 was Erin Lindsay McCabe’s debut novel I Shall Be Near To You. A simply stunning love story set during the Civil War, written with power, grace, and true emotion.

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2) Liane Moriarty: I’m thrilled to have discovered this talented Australian writer. In 2014, I read The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies, and absolutely want to read more.

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3) Jamie Ford: I finally read Jamie Ford’s break-out bestseller, The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and loved it. I’m really looking forward to reading Songs of Willow Frost in the coming months.

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4) Andy Weir: The Martian was one of my biggest surprises this year! I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did.

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5) M. R. Carey: Just when I thought the topic of zombies was completely played out, along came The Girl With All The Gifts!

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6) Patricia C. Wrede: Thanks to reading with my son, I finally caught up with this children’s author who excels at magical world-building! I enjoyed her Frontier Magic trilogy, and I’m currently 3/4 of the way through her Enchanted Forest Chronicles. I’m looking forward to reading more by this author, especially Sorcery & Cecilia, which people have been recommending to me for years.

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7) Mur Lafferty: If you like your paranormal fiction on the light and snarky side, then check out Mur Lafferty’s two very funny books, The Shambling Guide to New York City and The Ghost Train to New Orleans. The conceit wears a tiny bit thin by the second book, but I still had a lot of fun with both.

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8) Andrew Smith: Grasshopper Jungle was one of the weirdest books I read in 2014 — and I loved it. I haven’t read anything else by this author yet, but I intend to.

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9) Alexander McCall Smith: Okay, here I’m extremely late to the party — but I finally read The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and thought it was terrific! I picked up a stack of books from the series at a used book sale this fall, and I look forward to reading these on and off during the coming year.

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10) Nomi Eve: Henna House is moving and lovely, and I’m looking forward to reading it again when my book club reads it in 2015.

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I can’t wait to see who I’ll meet in 2015!

Which authors did you discover in 2014?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on My TBR List for Fall 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is the top ten books on our fall to-be-read lists.

Only ten? My TBR list is ridiculously long. My goal this fall is to catch up on books I’ve been meaning to read for ages now, so some of these are probably on the older side. Here are the top 10 books I want to bump to the head of the line this fall:

1 & 2) Two by Stephen King: Mr. Mercedes (released this past June) and Revival (coming in November.

3 & 4) Two by Jojo Moyes: Me Before You and The Ship of Brides

5) What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

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6) The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff

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7) Some graphic novel/comic catch-up is needed. I’d like to make sure to devote time to at least one of these two series:

  • The Unwritten series by Mike Carey
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 9 by Joss Whedon et. al.

8) Horns by Joe Hill. Perfect for Halloween, and a must-read before the movie version is released. Plus, Horns is the October pick for Fields & Fantasies Book Club!

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9) The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

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10) At least one of three possible non-fiction books — because I almost never read non-fiction, and I really should branch out. (Plus, I’ve had these on my shelf forever, it seems):

  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Oh, no! I finished my list of 10 (and then some), and realized I left one off that I’m definitely planning to read:

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So I guess this makes this a top 10+ list!

What books are you most looking forward to reading this fall?

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Top Ten Tuesday: One Down, Bunches More to Go!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is about authors whose works we’ve sampled, but not fully explored. In other words, authors who have written many books, but we’ve only read one so far… and need to fix that!

My top 10 are:

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1) Alexander McCall Smith: I really enjoyed The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and would love to read more of the series. Plus, I’m fairly certain that I’ll end up loving his 44 Scotland Street books too.

2) Emma Donoghue: Room was amazing, and I’m looking forward to reading Frog Music and Slammerkin.

3) Marcus Zusak: I’ve only read The Book Thief, but would like to explore more works by this author.

4) Patrick Ness: A Monster Calls was intense and beautiful. I have copies of The Knife of Never Letting Go and More Than This — now I just need to read them!

5) Rick Yancey: Ooh, The 5th Wave! I loved it, and can’t wait for my copy of The Infinite Sea to arrive. Meanwhile, I’ve been wanting to read his Monstrumologist series as well, which I hear is gruesome and amazing.

6) Keith Donohue: I loved The Stolen Child, and have copies of his other books sitting on my to-be-read stack.

7) Jo Walton: After reading Among Others, I made sure to get copies of My Real Children and Tooth and Claw… but haven’t read them yet.

8) Kate Mosse: The Winter Ghosts is so beautiful, but I haven’t read anything else by this author. I’ve been told I should read Labyrinth, for starters.

9) Charles de Lint: The only book of his I’ve read so far is The Mysteries of Grace, which was fabulous. He has so many published books that it’s a little intimidating trying to figure out where to start. Any suggestions?

10) Connie Willis: I’ve wanted to read her time travel books (Doomsday Book, Blackout, All Clear, etc) ever since I heard about them, but so far have only actually read Fire Watch, a short story collection.

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I almost went in a completely different direction with this list, which would have been to focus on authors whose debut novels I’ve read… and now I’m waiting for them to publish more books! My top choices would be:

Which authors’ works do you most want to explore? Any suggestions for where I should start with the ones on my list?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors Who Rule My Bookshelves

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From. It’s all about the numbers, baby! Come stand in front of my shelves with me — and it’ll be perfectly obvious which authors just have to be on my list this week!

Which authors dominate my bookshelves?

1) Diana Gabaldon: For anyone who reads my blog, this one is pretty much a given. I own multiple copies of all of the books in the Outlander series. Plus, there’s the Outlandish Companion reference book, the Lord John books, a few anthologies with Gabaldon stories, and the new edition of Outlander with the TV tie-in cover, and well… I lost count once I passed 30 books. Not that I’m obsessed or anything.

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Who, me? Obsessed with Outlander books?

2) J. K. Rowling: I have a complete set of Harry Potter books in hardcover and another set in paperback. And if we’re counting total books in the household, then we must also count my kids’ collections. And yes, I have the Hogwarts textbooks set and copies of JK’s grown-up novels as well.

3) Stephen King: I haven’t actually counted, but I have Stephen King paperbacks tucked away all over my house, as well as hardcover copies of his more recent novels. When I go to my library’s huge annual book sale, I bring a list of what King books I already own, rather than what I still want, for the sake of avoiding duplicates. No matter how many I have, there are always more that I haven’t read yet! But I’m working on it.

4) Jim Butcher: I’m ashamed to admit that I’m missing one of the Dresden Files books (Ghost Story). I read my friend’s copy, and still haven’t picked up one of my own. Even with that omission, I have 14 Dresden books on my shelves, as well as the six books in the marvelous Codex Alera series.

5) Patricia Briggs: Between the 8 (and counting) Mercy Thompson books and the 3 (and counting) Alpha & Omega books, I’m off to a good start. Not to mention a couple of random stand-alones from the author’s earlier days which are sitting on my shelf, still to be read.

6) Christopher Moore: Got ’em all, from Practical Demonkeeping through The Serpent of Venice. 14 novels plus a graphic novel, if I’m counting correctly…

7) Bill Willingham: The Fables series is one of my very favorite things. 19 volumes so far, plus a bunch of stand-alones, and even a kids’ book!

8) Brian K. Vaughan:  He’s a genius, I tell you! I have two amazing series by Brian K. Vaughan, Y: The Last Man and Runaways. Love ’em.

9) George R. R. Martin: Obviously, there’s A Song of Ice and Fire, with more than one copy of some of the volumes. (Hey, the spines get cracked after a while. Gotta get new ones if I’m going to re-read!) Then there’s also Fevre Dream and a few anthologies edited by GRRM, and, well, he’s taking up a good chunk of my bookshelf real estate.

10) J. R. R. Tolkien:  I hadn’t quite realized how many copies of Tolkien’s works were actually in my house until I started poking around in various rooms, checking my kids’ shelves, looking at the pile of paperbacks stuffed into a corner… Between multiple copies of The Hobbit and the LOTR books, plus a few other assorted works, JRRT definitely makes my top 10!

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