Time for another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Broke and the Bookish! (Dang, after not posting for awhile I've been doing a lot lately.)
Right, most of these are authors who have multi-book series that I've gone through several times. I don't actively go through the collection of single novels an author has, though I would like to for Philip K. Dick.
So, in order of recall and not preference (cuz I don't want to go there), and not including all the comics and manga I've read, here's the authors I read the most. My numbers are estimates of how many I've read them, but I can't recall how many rereads I've done of them all so the numbers are loose estimates.
- Tamora Pierce (26)
- Love all her Tortall books and have reread most of them. Alanna will always be a personal favorite and I was so happy to see her show up in later series too.
- Diane Duane (16)
- The Young Wizards series is hands down my favorite form of magic, it's all about words. Plus, it's a healthy mix of SF and F, by which I mean the characters visit Mars and space stations (and attack cancer) via magic.
- JK Rowling (14)
- Nuff said, yeah?
- Scott Sigler (7)
- I have fallen in love with his Galactic Football League series. Hilarious, even on rereads. Sports and space, with a dash of inter-species relationships and family drama.He's also one of the few authors I've loved enough to read a publication outside of the genre I found him in.
- Eoin Colfer (20)
- He wrote Artemis Fowl, a childhood favorite series that I reread in undergrad when I realized there were new books and then again in Peace Corps after the 8th one came out. And then of course I had to read all his single novels too.
- Isaac Asimov (5)
- Only read his stuff once, but enjoyed every minute of it.
- Gail Carriger (6)
- Love her Parasol Protectorate series, I actually have every one of them signed by her, and started her newer YA series too. Steampunk fantasy with a bit of sass thrown in, who doesn’t' like that?
- Susan Cooper (10)
- She wrote another one of my fav childhood series - the Dark is Rising - that I've not only reread but passed along to my mother. Even when you're 50 apparently, they're a good read the first time through so it's not just nostalgia that brings me back to this series.
- Anne Bishop (7)
- She's got her main series (Black Jewels) that I've read twice and a few extra stories too in the same world. Plus a whole bunch of other stuff. I love her world building and she is amazing at making things sexy without crossing lines. Though when I tell people just how old (or rather young) I was when I first read it I get a lot of looks.
- Lloyd Alexander (10)
- Another childhood favorite I revisit. He did the Chronicles of Prydain, loosely based on Celtic myths, and they're a big reason why I love that mythology today. And the books are way better than the Disney movie (The Black Cauldron, btw).