It’s been a while since I last participated in Top Ten Tuesday, but I’m back for today’s topic: most read authors. I’ve had this idea on my mind for quite some time, inspired by Sofia Maria who wrote about most-owned authors.
Before starting the post, it’s worth mentioning that I do not usually read series and I like to experiment reading new authors, so there are not many chances to read many books by the same writer. However, there are some exceptions, as you’ll see below.
8 books by J. K. Rowling
What a surprise 🙂 I’m part of the generation that grew with Harry Potter, so the 7 books of the series were devoured at a rapid pace during childhood and teenage years.
Recently I read the 8th book by J. K. Rowling – “A Casual Vacancy“. It was a slightly disappointing reading experience, as the book focused on political struggles and social issues in a small British town, not really my cup of tea – check my review for more details.
5 books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Oh, the author of my favourite series of all times (4 books) – “The Cemetery of Forgotten Books”. Zafón got me hooked on his stories with a great mix of intrigue, mystery, gothic fiction, and unexpected plot twists.
I also read “The Midnight Palace”, one of the first books written at the beginning of his career.
Unfortunately, Zafón passed away in June 2020.
4,5 books by Haruki Murakami
The 0,5 is because I started reading “Men without Women” and I abandoned it after reading about half of it – I think it was the not-right book at the not-right moment.
3 books by Donna Tartt
A recent discovery for my most read authors – Donna Tartt. After reading “The Goldfinch”, I embarked on the journey to read her other two books as well – “The Secret History” (my favourite one) and “The Little Friend”.
She might have written only three books, but they’re all well-thought and there are many pages to be read (each books had 700+ pages).
3 books by Kazuo Ishiguro
I was quite surprised that Ishiguro made it on my most-read authors, but on a second thought I understood why he’s here. After
reading devouring “Never Let Me Go”, I also “The Remains of the Day” and “An Artist of the Floating World”.
What are your most read authors? Did you also have unexpected writers on the list?
‘Till next time … happy reading!