Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From


1. Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler (14 books)

I’ve read the entire 13-book Series of Unfortunate Events, plus Why We Broke Up.

2. Andrew Clements (9 books)

One of my favorites in my early novel-reading days. I’ve read Frindle, the Landry News, The Janitor’s Boy, The School Story, A Week in the Woods, The Report Card, The Last Holiday Concert, Lunch Money, and Room One. Writing this makes me want to go back and read them all again (plus others from him that I didn’t read–I didn’t know he was as prolific as he actually is!).

3. David A. Adler (unknown)

Okay, I don’t know how many of Adler’s books I’ve read, but I know I absolutely devoured his Cam Jansen series as a young reader. I was obsessed with her mysteries & her photographic memory. Click!

4. John Green (6 books)

I was originally a fan of his from his YouTube channel, long before The Fault in Our Stars got big. I’ve read all of his books, including his collaborative books (Let it Snow with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle and Will Grayson, Will Grayson with David Levithan).

5. Shakespeare (4 books)

Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, and Midsummer Night’s Dream. All for school, as you can expect. I’ve seen others of his plays performed live but didn’t read the texts.

6. Jodi Picoult (4 books)

I like Picoult’s books, but after four they begin to feel formulaic. I’ve read The Pact, The Tenth Circle, Nineteen Minutes, and Plain Truth.

7. Chuck Palahniuk (3 books)

One of my all-time favorite books is Fight Club, but I’ve also read Lullaby and Invisible Monsters. I have Diary on my shelf, waiting to be read.

8. Saul Bellow (3 books)

In my junior year of high school, everyone had to write a research paper on the works of an American author, including reading literary analysis and formulating our own arguments. For that, I read Seize The Day, Herzog, and The Adventures of Augie March, plus a variety of writing about Bellow’s writing. And, for the record, I’ll never read anything by him again.

9. T.C. Boyle (2 books)

There are lots of authors who fit into the two-book level, but I chose T.C. Boyle to include because even though I’ve only read The Tortilla Curtain and Talk Talk, I have three of his other books on his shelf that I’m excited to read.

10. Sandra Cisneros (2 books)

And I chose Sandra Cisneros because The House on Mango Street is one of the best books I was ever assigned to read in school. I’ve also read Caramelo.

Which authors have you read the most of?


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From

  1. Nice list, although there are a few here I’m not familiar with. Cisneros is amazing! I wrote my senior thesis on bilingualism, and I talked a good bit about Cisneros and The House on Mango Street for that project. I own Caramelo but haven’t read it yet. On my TBR pile!


    • I often fixate on an author- I read “Number the Stars” as a kid and then read every Lois Lowry book I could get my hands on- “The Giver” of course, but she also had a series about a tween girl “Anastasia Krumpnick” (I’m sure I spelled that wrong) that I was obsessed with. I also read everything Louis Sachar wrote before he made it big with “Holes” and the Wayside School Series!


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