Top Ten Tuesday: Authors by Whom I Own the Most Books

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is authors by whom I own the most books.

I was a prolific — but not very adventurous — reader when I was a teenager. My love of reading really started when I read Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey in English class; I picked it because it had a dragon on the cover and I’d really enjoyed The Hobbit. I fell in love, and went on a McCaffrey spree. From there, after reading a series she co-wrote with Mercedes Lackey, I read Magic’s Pawn and went on a Lackey spree.

These sprees are reflected in the numbers. They’re also often reflected in my Top Ten Tuesday lists, because while I own a LOT of books (as the removalists snarkily observed last year when they were carting boxes upstairs) I don’t own a huge variety.

My tastes have changed since then, largely moving from fantasy to urban fantasy. While I still have my old favourites, some of the newer Mercedes Lackey releases (for example) haven’t really wowed me. I still own many of them, though, for sentimental reasons as much as anything else.

Robin Hobb and Charles de Lint — 12 books each (tied)

Kate Forsyth — 13 books

Jacqueline Carey — 14 books

Laurel K. Hamilton — 17 books

Charlaine Harris — 19 books

David Eddings — 22 books

Stephen King — 33 books*

Terry Pratchett — 35 books

Anne McCaffrey — 63 books

Mercedes Lackey — 74 books**

* If you count all the Green Mile novellas as one book.

** Three of these I haven’t even read yet. Whoops!

This is one shelf of my Mercedes Lackey books. There are more.

This is one shelf of my Mercedes Lackey books. There are more. (Please ignore the random fluff on the carpet — I have dogs.)

My Stephen King collection, hanging out with Jay Kristoff and Kermit.

My Stephen King collection, hanging out with Jay Kristoff and Kermit.

All my Anne McCaffrey books. She co-wrote quite a few, especially as she got older, but they TOTALLY count.

All my Anne McCaffrey books. She co-wrote quite a few, especially as she got older, but they TOTALLY count. (I didn’t count the books in here that were only written by her son, Todd.)

Yes, I am a book hoarder. I think I need help more shelves! Which authors would be at the top of your list?

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5 Comments on “Top Ten Tuesday: Authors by Whom I Own the Most Books”

  1. Cait says:

    Woot you are a definite Stephen King collector! XD My collections are kind of admittedly very very small…like most of them are just two books each. But I will improve this! When I’m a rich and famous author I’ll get to buy all the books, right?! 😉 Here’s my TTT!

  2. Jazmin Jade says:

    Yay another person with David Eddings! I have 22 by him too 🙂

  3. […] and Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey. I used to be a HUGE Mercedes Lackey fan. I own seventy four of her books — including these three I haven’t read. They all set in the Five Hundred […]


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