Top Ten Tuesday: Authors by Whom I Own the Most BooksPosted: July 29, 2014
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!
Yes, I am a book hoarder. I think I need
help more shelves! Which authors would be at the top of your list?