It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic:
Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From
This is such a fun topic! I have a bit of a book buying habit and I even buy multiple copies of books that are my favorites because I love collecting them! Going through my shelves is actually surprising sometimes to see what my collection holds!
Stephanie Plum was one of the first series I hooked onto when I started getting back into reading so this was a series that I actually kept the books when I was done (I didn’t always use to do that) so I still have all o f the book from the series! I’m still missing #10 because I loaned it to a friend (who lives across the country) but I own 1-18, the four novellas, the first in another series Wicked Appetite, and the first six in a series co-authored with Charlotte Hughes. (Though I still need to read those and Wicked Appetite.)
TOTAL COUNT: 29
Thanks to my purchase of the Harry Potter box set the other week, JK Rowling has jumped up in the countdown! I have the seven box set paperbacks, the three books in the Hogwarts Library, the first three books in the series in paperback (not pictured: Prisoner of Azkaban), and the last five of the series in hardcover (not pictured: second copy of Goblet of Fire) plus a bonus copy of Chamber of Secrets in a mass market paperback copy!
TOTAL COUNT: 20
I never read Nora Roberts but I did really get into her mystery series written as J.D. Robb. I actually didn’t keep these books as I read them but I bought so many in advance because I knew I would… Guess I need to keep reading them, right?? Anyway, I still have quite a few books in the series in my possession still just waiting for me to read them!
TOTAL COUNT: 14
MARISSA MEYER & LEIGH BARDUGO
Ahhhh, one of my favorite shelves. I ended up collecting these for two reasons: Because I love the series and because my blog’s name is in the paperbacks! Amy got me the international versions of Cinder & Scarlet for my birthday and that only helped me become more obsessed with collecting books in this series and international versions!
MARISSA MEYER TOTAL COUNT: 8
LEIGH BARDUGO TOTAL COUNT: 6
Whereas the double copies previously mentioned were intentional, the double copies of If I Stay and Where She Went weren’t… I went to Anderson’s YA conference and didn’t bring my books with me to get signed (I wasn’t sure how that would work… you had to bring your own copies, no giveaways) so I figured I would buy hardcovers since I knew I had paperbacks at home. I was planning on maybe getting rid of my paperbacks once I had all the hardcovers signed, but I just couldn’t bear to part with them, so they stayed!
TOTAL COUNT: 7
RICHELLE MEAD & STEPHENIE MEYER
This is my vampire shelf (oops, it’s a bit blurry). Just makes sense to keep them together, right?
RICHELLE MEAD TOTAL COUNT: 6
STEPHENIE MEYER TOTAL COUNT: 4
Fangirl was another unintentional double copy… The first one was already on its way and I didn’t know it (signed by Rainbow after her event at Anderson’s got cancelled SO SAD) while I was grabbing the second one and also getting it personalized at BEA 2013. HAVE to keep both of them! Then I bought Landline and still didn’t want to give up my ARC. Here we go collecting again! I still need to buy that wonderful copy of Fangirl and my own copy of Attachments (I bought it on audio) so this collection will grow too.
TOTAL COUNT: 5
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Nothing fancy about this one! Just my collection of the paperbacks for A Song of Ice and Fire. Although…. what will I do when Winds of Winter comes out and I can’t buy the mass market paperback right away? May have to buy the Kindle book and add the mmpb later.
TOTAL COUNT: 5
I randomly picked up The Spellman Files at a thrift store a few years ago and really enjoyed it so I’ve been reading the series over the years. There actually is a sixth one that I had as an egalley but they have these funny footnotes and that didn’t really come off well on a Kindle so I still need to buy that one… It’s not a popular series so my bookstores haven’t had them and I should really just buy it off Amazon but I keep forgetting!
TOTAL COUNT: 5
Another one where I still need to buy the last book in the series (for Heather Wells) but I have read that one! And I also finally read The Princess Diaries so I’m sure I will be reading more of those soon too!
TOTAL COUNT: 5