Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
The rules are simple:
- Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
- Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
- Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
- Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment on her weekly post.
This week’s topic: Authors I’ve Read and Reviewed the Most.
This week, the TTT topic worked out quite well for me. Although the topic was supposed to be authors I’ve read the most, my list is actually the top ten authors I’ve read and reviewed the most on my blog (as I am sure I’ve read more Agathe Christie and Colleen McCullough than these authors, but I’ve never reviewed them here)!
But today you’re getting 11 because I have a tie for 10th place!
I’m going to list them in descending order for you, since I think that makes sense! The links here are to my reviews on this blog (author’s names are affiliate linked to their Amazon author’s page).
10a. Patrick Gale – 4 books.
10b. Ariel Lawhon – 4 books (actually, everything she’s written).
9. Jane Davis – 5 books.
- I Stopped Time
- An Unknown Woman
- My Counterfeit Self
- Smash All the Windows
- At the Stroke of Nine O’clock
8. Joanne Harris – 5 books.
7. Margaret Atwood – 5 books (including a collection of short stories).
6. Heather Webb – 6 works (three solo works, two collaborations, and a short story in an anthology).
- Becoming Josephine
- Rodin’s Lover
- The Phantom’s Apprentice
- Last Christmas in Paris (with Hazel Gaynor)
- Meet Me in Monaco (with Hazel Gaynor)
- Fall of Poppies (short story anthology)
5. Anne Tyler – 6 books (including one novella, plus one more read but not reviewed).
- Noah’s Compass
- The Beginner’s Goodbye
- A Spool of Blue Thread
- Vinegar Girl
- Clock Dance
- Redhead by the Side of the Road (novella)
4. Rachel Joyce – 6 works (including a review of a separately published short story)
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
- A Faraway Smell of Lemon (short story)
- The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
- The Snow Garden and Other Stories (including A Faraway Smell of Lemon)
- The Music Shop
- Miss Benson’s Beetle
3. Fredrik Backman – 8 books (of which, two are novellas, and one is an autobiography).
- A Man Called Ove
- My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apologises
- Britt Marie was Here
- And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer (novella)
- Deal of a Lifetime (novella)
- Us Against You
- Things My Son Needs to Know About the World (autobiography)
2. Michael Ondaatje – 8 books (of which one is an autobiography, plus one more read but never reviewed).
- The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (poetry/fiction)
- Coming Through Slaughter
- Running in the Family (autobiography)
- In the Skin of a Lion
- Anil’s Ghost
- The Cat’s Table
1. Maggie O’Farrell – 9 books (everything she’s written, including her autobiography).
- After You’d Gone
- My Lover’s Lover
- The Distance Between Us
- The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
- The Hand that First Held Mine
- Instructions for a Heatwave
- This Must be the Place
- I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death (autobiography)
On my TBR list I have a few more books by Patrick Gale, and a couple of Jane Davis‘ books. I read, but never reviewed, Joanne Harris‘ short story collection (Jigs & Reels), and at least two more of her books are on my TBR list. I will be stalking for the ARCs of Heather Webb‘s upcoming collaboration with Hazel Gaynor as well as her upcoming solo novel. I never wrote a review of the first book I read by Anne Tyler (The Accidental Tourist), and both she and Margaret Atwood have rich back-lists for me to add to my TBR pile. I already have the ARC of Fredrik Backman‘s upcoming novel (Anxious People). Anything that Ariel Lawhon, Rachel Joyce, or Maggie O’Farrell write in the future will be an automatic buy and/or ARC stalk for me! And finally, I never wrote a review of my #1 favorite book of all time by Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient), because… how could I talk critically about something so amazing!
How about you? Which authors have you read the most?