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Ten Authors From Which I Own The Most Books

Top Ten Tuesday

Thanks to the gals of The Broke and The Bookish for hosting this meme every week!

Today’s topic is a bit strange for me since I have a few authors whose books I read the second they come out, but that might not necessarily mean I currently own them all and other authors I’ve collected all the books in a long series with the intent to read them but haven’t yet >.>. I also tend to giveaway books willy-nilly as long as I’ve already read them and the copy isn’t signed, knowing that I can always buy a new copy if I choose to, ha. Therefore, here is my guess at the ten authors from which I own (or wish I owned?) the most books ;-).

Obsessive Collector

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson Magic Bites Moon Called by Patricia Briggs Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

  1. Brandon Sanderson – I actually didn’t own the Mistborn books for a long time since I had borrowed them to read originally, but then a friend asked to borrow the second from me and I went out and bought the mass markets in order to lend them out, haha. If I ever spot a Sanderson book that I don’t yet own (or even that’s just at a really good price used >.>), I buy it immediately. I need to just remember to order a nice hardcover of Elantris, since I never see that one in stores, but I’ve gone through a few copies of The Way of Kings since I love gifting extra copies to force friends to read it :D.
  2. Ilona Andrews – I religiously read the Kate Daniels series as in drop-everything-else-and-read-this-book devotion. I’ve also read the first two Edge books and own the last two and have read and kind of own various short stories and spin-off books. Oh and I purchased a physical copy of Clean Sweep even though it was available free to read on their site because THAT COVER IS GORGEOUS OMG HOW CAN I RESIST??? >.> *breathes*
  3. Patricia Briggs – My other great urban fantasy love is the Mercy Thompson series! I’ve been working on buying the previous books since I borrowed them all from my parents way back in the day, but I have also read all the Alpha and Omega books and omg did you see the new cover????
  4. Jim C. Hines  – Jim C. Hines is a local author so I really like supporting him and the bonus of being able to get signed books really easily since he pretty much always has a signing whenever a new book is released, hehe. I own nearly every book he has written I think, though I haven’t read them all yet which saddens me greatly ;-).

That One Awesome Series

Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Tracey Hickman and Margaret Weis Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell Storm Front by Jim Butcher Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George Crash by Lisa McMann

  1. Tracey Hickman and Margaret Weis – I read The Dragonlance Chronicles in college and then proceeded to buy another trilogy because I saw it at a used bookstore, etc, etc. I haven’t actually read all the used books I’ve snagged over the years, but I have them *pets*.
  2. J.K. Rowling – Not much more needs to be said right? My parents are currently in possession of the original hardcovers we all read but I bought one of the boxsets that came out last year because they were so pretty!
  3. Tammy Blackwell – I looooove the Timber Wolves books and have been buying copies of the spin-off series as they come out just to have the pretties on my shelf ;-).
  4. Jim Butcher – I’ve read the first two Dresden books, but I own nearly all of them since my parents gave me their copies, ha. I will read them one of these days!
  5. Jessica Day George – I adore the Castle Glower books to the point that the third was in my top three books to get at BEA and I got it! Because of that love, I also have grabbed her other books such as Dragon Slippers when I see used copies and am just waiting for another snow storm to read them all >.>.
  6. Lisa McMann – My love for the Visions trilogy will never die even though the trilogy is now over. But because of that love, I’ve nabbed her middle grade series The Unwanteds and can’t wait to see what she has done in that genre :D.

It ended up being much easier for me to find the authors I own the most books for than I thought :D. In fact I had to cut some because there are a lot of authors that I own three books for for some strange reason ;-). From which authors do you own the most books??

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings -Anya

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  1. Margaret Weis is an amazing author! I loved her Star of the Guardian series. I still need to finish the Dragonlance books she wrote with Tracy Hickman though :) Jim Butcher’s book series is one I keep meaning to start at some point.
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    • Oh man the Dragonlance Chronicles tore me apart! I need to go back and read some more from them, so many books!

  2. This sounds like the most fun top ten list yet. It would take me a while to figure out my list though. I like most of those authors. :) I own most of Jim Butcher’s books too and I’ve read the first 9, but I don’t know if the books aren’t as good or if it’s me because I’ve really struggled with the last few. I started 10 a couple of times and stopped at the same place. The middle ones are really good though, so you should give them a try.

    • Huh, interesting, I know a lot of people say the first few aren’t great but they improve, so I’ll keep that in mind about the latest as well ;-)

  3. Hmm
    Jim Butcher
    Terry Pratchett
    Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
    Kelley Armstrong
    Kim Harrison
    Brandon Sanders (but he really hasn’t written as many books as say Jim Butcher you know?)
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  4. Thinking about this list makes me feel a little old. Patricia Briggs and Seanan McGuire (2 of my current favorite authors) aren’t at the top of my lists because they haven’t been around that long comparatively speaking. Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Pratchett are, just because their bodies of work are much larger. (Though I do adore said work.)
    Fun to think about though.

    • I realized after I made the list that I completely forgot about McCaffrey and I can’t forget her! I think I should start recollecting the pern books even if I never have a chance to reread them, just for the dragon covers ;-)

  5. Seriously, you all need to read Dresden Files… Like ALL of them!!! Once you get past the first 2 or 3, they will devour you free time.

    After that digression, my list of authors that I own the most of:
    B. Sanderson – All of his series
    J. Butcher – Dresden Files and Codex Alera
    R. Jordan – Wheel of Time
    T. Goodkind – Sword of Truth

    • Will do! I’m thinking I’ll get the audio since I did love the narration of the second one ;-)

      Yey Sanderson!

  6. YEAH Sanderson and JKR :D Definitely share those two awesome authors ♥♥

    …Other than those though, we don’t share any, which really surprised me. Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews and Jim Butcher are all shelved on the old tbr shelf but I will have to check out some of the other authors you listed here!~
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  7. I have many of the authors on your list and a few are on my top ten list. But I have to admit I own 82 books by one author! You see why I call myself a readerholic–maybe it should be a bookaholic instead!

    • Haha, definitely! I tend to be such an eclectic collector since some books I have to have on my shelves and some I’m fine just getting from the library, I’m weird okay?! ;-)

  8. If we’re talking physical books, this is easier. But if we start talking audiobooks and ebooks, I have no idea. But I definitely have a lot of Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur, JK Rowling, and Kim Harrison. Oh and Jane Austen. But after that, things get murky. LOL! It would help if my books weren’t in boxes for years at a time while I move over and over!
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    • Haha, I feel your pain, I’m not even going to think about ebooks…. because it would be freaking impossible!

  9. Clean Sweep is so pretty! Completely understand you wanting to have that on your shelves. I don’t think I have an author I obsessively collect… Yet. Okay, maybe J.K. Rowling. I also collect Stephen King’s, but that guy has written so many books (and keeps writing them) that I’ll probably take me another ten years before I have them all :D
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  10. The author I own the most books of is definitely Patricia C. Wrede! I love your list! Brandon Sanderson, Ilona Andrews, and Patricia Briggs are some of my all-time favorite authors! And J.K. Rowling and Jessica Day George are fantastic! I love George’s Dragon Slippers books! I hope you enjoy them when you get to them! I really need to start Butcher’s Dresden Files soon! I loved his Codex Alera series!
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  11. I had to guesstimate for this one, too. My shelves are, shall we say, less than organized right now. It really had me wishing I’d made a list if everything on Goodreads. Like I just now realized I have at least 10 Chris Wooding books that escaped my notice while writing my post. Fail.

    Great list! And that’s awesome how you’re always lending out copies!
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  12. Even though I already down two versions of Harry Potter, I want to get one of the box sets as well as get them on my Kindle so I have them wherever I go. :)

  13. Yay for Brandson Sanderson! Also, I really need to catch up on Jim Butcher’s Dresden books; I enjoyed reading the first book in the series…
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    • Haha, that’s exactly how I feel, I really need to get them on audio I think, that’s the only way it will happen!

  14. Lots of great authors! I give away a lot of my books lately too. I really enjoyed McMann’s MG series so far, still have to read the last book though!
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  15. Pratchett by a long shot, but I have collected him forever. I also still have my old Pern books, so McCaffrey has a ton of space on my shelf. I also have a lot of Dan Abnett because I grabbed the who Guant’s Ghosts from the used book store. Oh! And KJ Parker, lots of Parker
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    • I am so horrified that I completely forgot McCaffrey on this list! To be fair, I read them when I was a teen so I don’t actually own them anymore and just have a few random books that I’ve seen at used book sales >.>

  16. I’m reading the Kate Daniels series now. :)
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  17. Great idea! I’ve been wanting to do a post like this for a while, I realized the other day I have 8 or 10 Cat Valente titles.

    • Oo, she’s written books other than the Fairyland ones??? I just read the first Fairyland and I’m in love!

      • oh yeah! and you are in for a treat, let me tell you! Fairyland is her only YA-esque books, everything else is more adult. I first discovered her with The Habitation of the Blessed, which to this day is still one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. I really enjoyed Deathless too, and I have some of her novellas, Silently and Very Fast and Six Gun Snow White, and she did a recent collection of short stories, The Melancholy of Mechagirl which was fantastic.

        • Oo intriguing! I’m so excited that I get to read all the Fairyland books in a binge hehe, I think I’d die if I had to wait for their releases ;-)

  18. I haven’t read much from your list either.

    Mine go like this: PK Dick (25-ish books), JK Rowling (16), Tom Robbins (10), Terry Prachett (something like 10 or 12, but my shelves aren’t in front of my right now, so), and SM Stirling (8).

    • Oo, I read the first SM Stirling book Dies the Fire and quite enjoyed it! That was before my book blogging days ;-). But I wasn’t really interested in the start of a kingdom plot line and I heard that’s where the books go?

  19. This is a fun idea, but honestly, I can’t even imagine trying to figure it out! :) Interesting, I’ve only read two of the authors on your list (Sanderson and Rowling). Well, technically, I did start Storm Front, but put it down before the 20% mark, so I’m not sure if that counts.
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    • Haha, yeah, I completely guessed ;-) Weren’t a fan of Storm Front then? I hear the books get much better as they progress, so I’m going to try again to continue them at some point!

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