Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books Of

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books Of

Okay so this topic was probably not suited to me for TWO reasons:

1) You know how I am about what stays on my shelves  (I might have owned more books by more authors at some point but they might have left my shelf)
2) I read like I’m at a buffet…meaning I read A LOT from different authors. Always sampling from different authors rather than reading from the same authors…unless they are favorites.

I also had a LOT of authors that I had like 2 or 3 books from! Especially because a lot of the authors I read just got published in the last couple years so that’s all they have out. Plus I have some trilogies (Cynthia Hand, Tahereh Mafi, etc). Also, I wanted to take a real live picture of these books but I realized A LOT of them are out on loan haha.



The Observations/Some Thoughts

Megan McCafferty: I own the whole Jessica Darling series and her Bumped and Thumped books. Also I have arcs of the Jessica Darling prequel but I didn’t count those or my number would be 9.

Jodi Picoult: This is hilarious because I have not read a single Jodi Picoult novel in my life (she’s among 9 other super popular authors I’ve NEVER read) but I bought 1 at a used book sale and then like 5 years ago some women I used to work with knew I liked to read and was like HERE IS A BAG OF BOOKS FOR YOU…they were all Jodi books.

Gayle Forman: No surprise to anyone here? I own If I Stay and Where She Went. Plus 2 copies of Just One Day (which you know is a big deal because I RARELY own two copies of one book) and a copy of Just One Year. OH CRAP technically I realize I also own Just One Night on my Kindle so SIX. Dammit I already made the graphic.

E. Lockhart: I own the whole whole Ruby Oliver series which I have NOT YET READ. Major fail. I still don’t own a copy of We Were Liars and I listened to Frankie Landau-Banks on audio but I feel like I might buy a copy soon.

David Levithan: In doing this I realized I don’t own a copy of Every Day which WUT WHY NOT? But then I realized I read that as a library book. And then I panicked because I remember someone has my copy of The Lover’s Dictionary and I can’t remember who so making this list actually caused great distress. WHERE IS MY COPY?? I know I own it but WHERE IS IT? And why do I not own Will Grayson, Will Grayson?? I audiobooked it but I think I need to own it.

Jane Austen: This didn’t actually surprise me at all! The next classic author I owned the most of was Hemingway with 3 books.

Rainbow Rowell: You know an author is a favorite if I own all their books. Rainbow is that kind of author for me. It would be 5 if you could my arc of Fangirl that I just can’t seem to part with…it’s signed but I never really keep arcs. BUT RAINBOW.

Lauren Oliver: The Delirium series and Before I Fall — that one I still haven’t read. I also have an ARC of Rooms but I didn’t count that.

John Green: I own Looking For Alaska (signed and my favorite out of all his books), The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherines (signed).

Morgan Matson: I had a BUNCH of authors I had 3 books for but I could only add one to the list so I decided to say Morgan Matson because she’s a favorite and any time I can mention Morgan is a good day. LOVE HER BOOKS!



So tell me…what authors do you own the most of?? Are there any authors you own A LOT of books from but haven’t read them (Like me with Jodi!!)

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Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. I have Jane Austen and David Levithan on my list this week as well. Also I can’t suggest you start the Ruby Oliver books more… they are some of my favorites!

    • I loved Frankie Landau Banks (and We Were Liars but I know that’s diff from the others) so I’m excited to read them! They are short so it will be easy to binge read them!

  2. Oh, this reminds me that I NEED to read Jane Austen’s books. And I loved Since You’ve Been Gone so much. I think Morgan Matson may just become a favorite of mine. Also, Attachments was adorable! And the first book I read by Rainbow Rowell. I think I need to read more of hers. 🙂

    • Morgan Matson is def an instabuy author for me!! And Attachments is the only Rainbow book I HAVEN’T read but I’ve heard such good things. I feel like I’m trying to prolong reading it because then I will have NO MORE RAINBOW BOOKS and I don’t know when her next book is out!

  3. I found a really similar situation with the trilogy & recently published authors on my bookshelves. I had a *ton* of 3s and 4s, but I would own all of them if there had been more! As it was, I ended up with some respectful 6s and 7s (mostly due to long series and a serious love for all things Patricia Wrede!).

    This is such an interesting topic – I love seeing what sort of books end up on people’s shelves, and how they get there (your Picoult story is hilarious … I own 3 of hers but have also never read a single one!)

    • Yes SO MANY 3’s on my shelf. It was hard to pick just one but I love Morgan sooo! It’s hard because so many authors I own are newer so they don’t have a big backlist yet! I can’t wait to get looking at other’s TTT lists for that reason…I want to see what’s on their top and if they feel it is respective of their reading tastes. With the exception of Jodi, mine definitely is!

  4. This is a great list! I’ve seen Jodi Picoult on quite a few lists and some have said they have yet to read any of her books. I read one of her more recent, Between the Lines, and thought it was okay but I might have to read some of her other books later on.
    I just started reading Morgan Matson’s books, and I liked Since You’ve Been Gone but Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour is by far my favorite- I can’t wait to read more of her books!
    For E. Lockhart and Gayle Forman, I’ve only read one each of their books. Well, I read Just One Day and Just One Night, so two for Gayle Forman sort of? I read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. This is a great list, any top recommendations?

    • LOVED Amy & Roger!! Second Chance Summer hit me really personally and I was a HOT SOBBING MESS. Have tissues!

      Just One Day is by far my favorite Gayle book! You MUST read If I Stay/Where She Went!! Esp before If I Stay becomes a movie! I think I liked Where She Went even BETTER!

  5. I have a few of Jodi Picoult’s books, but I haven’t read them. I own all of Rainbow Rowell’s books besides LANDLINE, plus the UK version of FANGIRL, and ARCs of FANGIRL and ELEANOR & PARK. (I want to collect all the copies of all her books.) I still need to read a Morgan Matson book! And my, what a contemporary list you have. (:

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

    • I’m glad I’m not the only Jodi Picoult hoarder who hasn’t read a single one hahaha. OOH I want the UK versions of Rainbow’s books!

      And haha did my list REALLY surprise you with all that contemporary on there??! Besides Jodi I’m like WOAH it is very reflective of my reading tastes actually! But it makes sense…I keep only favorite and books I know I will reread after my shelf when I’ve finished them!

  6. My number one is Nicholas Sparks with all 18 of his books 🙂 He’s my favorite 😀 I love Rainbow Rowell & Morgan Matson – I can’t wait to add more to their collection as in they need to hurry up and write more books asap!! Also I was wondering – I know you love Morgan Matson – have you read any of her books under her pen name, Katie Finn? (Top 8 trilogy or Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend) I haven’t yet because I’m so nervous I won’t like them! All MM books are 5 star favorites for me! Anyway, I have 5 of Elin Hilderbrand books and have yet to read one of them. I hate that they are sitting on my shelf unread! Might just get rid of them…. – and I’d start with My Sister’s Keeper if you have it!

    • Shockingly I have only read one of his books!!

      And I KNOW I want them to have more books out. I would loooove having a huge collection of their books! I haven’t read any of the Katie Finn books for that reason!! I don’t think I will because I haven’t heard GLOWING things and I don’t want to do that to myself because I LOVE HER AND SHE IS A FAVE.

  7. I love that you have all these Picoult books you’ve never read (I haven’t read her either) We have a few authors in common (Green, Rowell, Levithan, Forman, Oliver) Go us! Morgan Matson is wonderful too 🙂

    • Haha when the lady came with a bag and was like HERE YOU ARE A READER!! I’m like THANKS? It was nice but just because I’m a reader doesn’t mean I read that author or genre haha.

  8. I have read one Jodi Picoult book – I kind of enjoyed it at the time, but don’t feel the need to read any more. I’ve actually got all of Agatha Christie’s books, although some are compilations, I also have doubles, so I probably have about 80 or so! Most of these were bought second hand though.

    I also have quite a few Daphne Du Maurier (some of which I haven’t read), and Jasper Fforde.

    • Which Jodi did you read? I’ve heard they all are pretty similar and seem formulaic if you read them all but I do know people who LOVE her!

      And wow 80 Agatha Christie books!! That’s impressive!
      Also, I loved Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel!

  9. OMG, you HAVE to read the Ruby Oliver series. It’s my all time favorite series by an all time favorite author, one that I can’t stop going back to re-read, which really says a lot coming from me!

    • I think I’m going to binge read them because they are so short! You’ve got me all pumped by saying they are your faves and that you reread them!!

  10. I’m quite similar to you, I try a lot of books from different authors. The author I own the most books of has to be J.K. Rowling because I have all seven Harry Potter books.

  11. I’ve read quite a few of Jodi Picoult’s books, but I found her writing/stories to be very samey, so I haven’t managed to read ALL of them that she’s had published. I’m quite into trying new authors. I do have favourites, but I’m always trying to read someone new!

    • This is what I’ve heard about her books!! And that’s how I am, there are a couple authors (mostly on this list) that I’d drop EVERYTHING for if they have a new book but I really like trying new authors!

  12. Jane Austen would probably be on top of my list… I own all her books, then I have another pretty copy of Pride and Prejudice and one book that has ALL her books in one BIG hardback (the last two were presents). I really own too many books (if there is such a thing. My shelves say there is). Next would probably be JK Rowling and Tahereh Mafi.
    Thinking about it I actually own only one of John Green’s books… and none of Gayle Forman and David Levithan (which sucks! because now I NEED to buy them for myself… someday, when I have the money).

    • Ooh is it one of the pretty B&N ones?? How many books does she have?

      I have all 3 of Tahereh’s books! I need more from her!!

  13. This was such a fun prompt this week!
    Jodi Picoult made my list–I have 12 and have read them all. 🙂
    I also love Rainbow Rowell (I’m reading Landline right now!) but I don’t own any of her books–they’ve all been library copies.

  14. Shannon says:

    Top of my list…Janet Evanovich, close behind Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman; Lori Foster is closing in fast. I’m trying to picture my shelves for more…Jennifer Crusie, Sue Grafton. These are all authors I own more than 5 or 6 books from.

  15. Picoult seems to be on a lot of people’s lists – and is on mine! Although, I haven’t read a single one of her books since I started blogging. Actually, many of the authors on my list are pre-blogging favorites…

  16. Jamie, you should definitely read some of your Picoult books – ha! Not that you do not already have quite a few on your list. Handle With Care is one of my favorites by Jodi Picoult. My number one, at 15 books, is Jane Green, followed closely behind by Sophie Kinsella; I have several Picoult novels, as well. Great list and a fun topic!

    • Hmm I don’t know if I have Handle With Care out of all those! haha. I do want to give her a try one of these days! I’ve never read Sophie Kinsella but loads of people I know love her books. Where would you suggest one starts with her?

  17. +JMJ+

    The Jodi Picoult story is hilarious! LOL! If I had taken charge of all of my mother’s Danielle Steele and Barbara Taylor Bradford books instead of letting her store them in the attic, I’d have to count them for the same reasons. =P

    But now that I think about it . . . Oh! Now I remember that a friend mailed me the first fifteen books of J.D. Robb’s In Death series . . . and I’ve only finished six! (Oh, dear!) They’re really not my cup of tea, I’m afraid, but they take up a lot of space and I don’t want to give them away; so they probably should have made my list, too. Maybe I’ll edit my post so that they get an honourable mention . . . LOL!

    • Your comment just made me think about the fact that I technically inherited all my mom’s John Grisham novels!! I’ve never read JD Robb! Isn’t that the worst when it’s a gift and you are like ehhhh?? You don’t want to give it away or get rid of them but LIMITED SPACE!

  18. Yay for Jane Austen and Rainbow Rowell (both on my list as well)! *high fives* Granted, I have a ton of authors whom I have 4 books a piece but I’m happy I got all of Rainbow Rowell’s books so it had to be shared this week 🙂

    My TTT

    • I thought I’d have more 4’s than I did!! And yes…RAINBOW..have to share that! Her books are all so good!


  20. I had to comment because I have a signed copy of TFIOS that I love so, so much. Looking for Alaska is my favorite by him though; I’m jealous of your signed copy of that too!

    • It’s my favorite as well! I went to the National Book Fest in waited in line for a couple hours to get that signature! I was mad because my TFIOS didn’t come in the mail yet. SOB. And I didn’t have Paper Towns because a friend was borrowing it!

  21. This list is incredible! John Green is on my list too but I also really love Rainbow Rowell’s books! I love your blog & followed via bloglovin 🙂

    Here’s My Top Ten Tuesday
    Chloe @ A Booky Place

  22. I have still not read any David Levithan, although it’s been on my TBR list for some time now. I just got Rowell’s Landline from Barnes and Noble and am about to start it as soon as I finish Arabian Nights. Great list. Here’s mine

    • AH you must read David’s books!! They are some of the most beautifully written books EVER. Two Boys Kissing was perfection and Every Day was just so unique. And Lover’s Dictionary. AHH just read them haha.

  23. Funny you should ask…I have about 5 Sarah Dessen books but STILL haven’t read any of them. Same thing with Jennifer L. Armentrout…yet to read any of hers! Apparently I am a fantasy lover since all the books I have the most of are by fantasy authors; Sarah J. Maas, Laini Taylor, Rae Carson and Robin LaFevers!

    • I thought I owned more Sarah Dessen books but I totally only have one!! I must have passed them along or they are still at my stepdad’s house!

  24. I have John Green and Rainbow Rowell on my list too! I’ve read two of Morgan Matson’s books and I loved them! I don’t actually own the physical copies but I’m working on changing that 😉

    • which ones did you read?? And yes, her books are worth owning! I FINALLY got to meet her this year and she was just as amazing as I’d hope!!

  25. I have all of Gayle Forman as well (well 5) and Rainbow Rowell! I own all of John Green’s books too. But Jennifer L. Armentrout is the author whose books I own the most of with 20+! Then it was 13 each for Abbi Glines (I haven’t even read half of those, I just got sent a lot by the pub) and Lemony Snicket. 12 Richelle Mead, 10 JKR and Julie Kagawa, 9 Cassandra Clare and 7 Jessica Shirvington (:

    • DANG Jennifer has so many books out and I feel like she’s really pumping them out! I need to read something from her! Which ones do you recommend? Also your comment made me realize I need to keep reading the VA series (I’ve only read one).

  26. Ahh. This is by far the prettiest one I’ve seen. I just had to tell you that.

    I know what you mean about being a sampler. I do a lot of that too, but I still have some books by the same authors.

  27. The owning it on as a ebook became a dilemma for me too, I am sure my counts were a little off if I had based it on what is also on my IPAD. I was too lazy to go back and check… I wasn’t really surprised by my list.. minus when I got to the 3’s.

    • I totally forgot to look on my kindle and then I was like CRAP…OH WELL. That’s my thing just in general with my kindle..I always forget I have books on there!

  28. Hmmm, quite clearly Jules Verne and Agatha Christie since I have their entire works! Next would be Terry Pratchett since I have most books in the Discworld series… and next I think I’d be J.K. Rowling…

  29. I think that I have more James Patterson than anything (I know some of you are like, “Boo, hiss.”) but I have A LOT of his books. Same goes for Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and Mary Higgins Clark’s books. I know that they are not YA, but still. I have ALL of Richelle Mead’s books. But for YA, it would have to be Cassandra Clare, Melissa De La Cruz, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I have a few others, but they’re in book limbo in my bookshelf-less reading area.

  30. I own the most of a lot of adult romance authors. Seems adult romance books come out by one author a few times a year so I own a lot of stuff from the adult side of the publishing world. YA authors tend to take a year between each book which means there are just not as many by one single author to have collecting dust on my shelves lol.
    Great list

  31. Carolyn Keene. Good old Nancy Drew. I tend to read like you: buffet style. Maybe I’ll return to an author for a second or third book, but not usually. There’s too many books and too many authors.

  32. Jodi Picoult, Cecelia Ahern and Michael Connelly – all adult authors – definitely take up the most space on my shelves, all with 10 or so novels.

  33. I love Morgan Matson as well! She’s definitely an author I’d buy anything from. I only have one of her boosk though (SYBG) but I think I need to get my hands on Amy & Roger because that still remains my favourite of her books. I just love road trips and MUSIC!

  34. Haha, I can’t tell you how many unread books populate my shelves! No worries on the Picoult novels. 🙂