Tuesday, July 29, 2014

These Authors are Taking Up Space!

When you obsessively buy and read books the way I do, they start to pile up. You also start to see trends in genres and authors which tend to take up the most room on your shelves.

Here are 10 authors which I have the most books of in descending order.

Stephanie Meyer- 5

Well... this is embarrassing. I mean... it's Stephanie Meyer. But yes, I still own all of my Twilight books as well as The Host. Stop judging me.

Anne Rice- 7

Oh good, a respectable vampire author. I have her first three novels in The Vampire Chronicles in one big volume, and then the next three individually, and the first of her first book about the life of Christ.

Kady Cross- 7

Kady Cross is the author of The Steampunk Chronicles which has four novels. However, she also wrote three novellas to go along with the novels which I also own. 

Francine Rivers-9

I was surprised at how many of her books I own when I counted. I have the Mark of the Lion trilogy, Redeeming Love, The Prince, and then all five of Lineage of Grace in one big volume.

Cassandra Clare- 9

Between The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices... that's a lot of books! All nine of them are on my iPad and I wouldn't be surprised if I ended up buying more of her future novels as they come out.

Elizabeth Chadwick- 9

What's crazy is these books aren't even technically part of a series. Many of them connect to one another and I personally feel there is a "best" order of which you should read them. But all except for one of her novels which I own are stand alone novels. So I feel like that deserves a special note.

JK Rowling/Robert Galbrath- 10

Well... obviously I own at least seven of JK Rowling's novels, the Harry Potter series. I also own The Tales of Beedle the Bard, The Casual Vacancy, and The Cuckoo's Calling. Yeah, yeah, I know... it's under another name. But it's written by the same person so it totally counts!

Jane Austen- 14

Technically, I own her complete works in one big volume on my iPad. So I feel like that counts.

Charlaine Harris- 14

I know... I know... another ridiculous vampire series. But it's better than Twilight, right? There are 13 books in the Sookie Stackhouse series and I also own a novel of short stories about Sookie.

Now... for the author for whom I own the most books...

Robin Jones Gunn- 19 going on 20

That's like a TLC TV show or something...

Crazy, right? Robin Jones Gunn won this by a landslide, and they all have to do with the same world and group of characters. I have all 12 books in the Christy Miller Series, the Christy and Todd the College Years trilogy, and all four of her books in The Katie Weldon Series. On top of that, Gunn just began a series about Christy and Todd the married years and I should be getting the first one in the mail in the next few days!

What authors take up the most room on your book shelves? Link up here for 10 on Tuesday: http://www.brokeandbookish.com/2014/07/top-ten-authors-we-own-most-books-of.html

Also - some announcements!

First, my friend Kirsti and I are coordinating Vlog Every Day August (VEDA)! It starts on Friday if you can believe it. It's a ton of fun and I want this year to be a HUGE success. Check out the website to learn more, sign up, and get the topics calendar. And you can watch all of my videos next month on my YouTube channel! (https://www.youtube.com/user/SnowWhitegrl)

Second, starting Monday I'll be hosting a link up with two other lovely bloggers, Brittany (http://www.storiessongsandpraise.com/) and Teh Megan (http://www.canidecideanotherday.com/) called Music Monday! We'll link up every week with the first Monday of the month having a theme. We're starting off with your favorite song on the radio right now. So be sure to stop by here on Monday and link up! In fact... you can get the button right now. 

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  1. Yay, Music Monday shout out! So excited :) I've never done a vlog but I'm going to try to at least follow along for VEDA to get an idea of what it's all about.

  2. Stephen King. 58 if I counted correctly. I started reading his stuff when I was about 15 and haven't ever stopped. Most are in hardback.

    After King it's Neil Gaiman with 19.


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