Top Ten Tuesday for July 7, 2020: Authors I’ve Read and Reviewed the Most.



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).

d0e-b_mv_400x40010a. Patrick Gale – 4 books.

Ariel-Lawhon_headshot-v0110b. Ariel Lawhon – 4 books (actually, everything she’s written).

Jane Davis9. Jane Davis – 5 books.


8. Joanne Harris – 5 books.

margaret-atwood-9191928-1-4027. Margaret Atwood – 5 books (including a collection of short stories).

Heather Webb6. Heather Webb – 6 works (three solo works, two collaborations, and a short story in an anthology).

iahlzvrxbreehnl2ih2morbexi5. Anne Tyler – 6 books (including one novella, plus one more read but not reviewed).

Rachel Joyce4. Rachel Joyce – 6 works (including a review of a separately published short story)

x3003. Fredrik Backman – 8 books (of which, two are novellas, and one is an autobiography).

40302. Michael Ondaatje – 8 books (of which one is an autobiography, plus one more read but never reviewed).

8a173-maggie_o2527farrell_136661. Maggie O’Farrell – 9 books (everything she’s written, including her 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?

TCLBR happy reading wide

46 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday for July 7, 2020: Authors I’ve Read and Reviewed the Most.

  1. I took a class on Atwood in college and wrote my Senior paper on her Lady Oracle. That one is very good, as is her Booker Prize winning The Blind Assassin.

    Backman is excellent, I need to read more of his work.

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  2. I like this list Davida. There are some authors on here who are on my TBR, but I haven’t read them yet, and some I am not familiar with. I also love Backman but he didn’t make my list due to some prolific authors who I read in my younger days.

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  3. I want to read more books by Backman. I have been very impressed by the two I’ve read by him. I also have Anne Tyler on my list but for a different reason…an author I want to read.

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  4. I’ve read Beartown and its sequel, but that’s all so far from Backman. I really need to read his other works, as well. Great list!

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  5. Great list! 😀

    My daughter and I plan to buddy-read the sequel to The Hand Maid’s Tale, The Testaments. We actually got a chance to meet the author and ask her questions about the publication when she stopped in at Indigo here in Toronto, which was fun.

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday.

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  6. Such strong authors on this list! Although I’m Canadian I still haven’t read any Margaret Atwood books, even though I have a few on my bookshelf. I must change that. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh wow! This is a strong list. Love it! Rachel Joyce… I love her books. You’ve definitely given me some inspiration here.

    Hope you will have a good week! Here’s my TTT

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  8. So many great books here! Loving Hamnet at the moment (although it is hurting my heart!) and only read Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale but remember loving it – great to know there are more out there.

    Such a great list, thanks for sharing! Bookmarking to come back to it! The Backman and Joyce can go onto my TBR!

    My TTT is here

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  9. I really need to read Margaret Atwood. I feel like a heathen for not having done so. 🙂 Seeing the Handmaid’s Tale adaptation did make me want to sample the original work though.

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  10. Excellent post! I’ve some of the ones you’ve listed and have some on my wishlist.I love Maggie O’Farrell’s books but I’ve only read three of those on your list.

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  11. I am trying to think of the authors whom I have read the most. I guess JK Rowling since I read 7 Harry Potter books. As a child, Judy Blume and Laura Ingalls Wilder. I’ll have to think about this a little more….

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    1. Yes, I read 5.5 out of the 7 Harry potter books (meaning I didn’t finish reading book 6 and never bothered to read book 7), but never reviewed them. Like I said, I read lots of Colleen McCullough and Agathe Christie, but never reviewed any of those either. That’s why I decided to do my list this way!


  12. Great post. It is amazing you reviewed so many books by Michael Ondaatje and Anne Tyler – I have not realised – I should check out your reviews 🙂 I agree that The English Patient is impossible to review – the beauty of the book cannot be put into words – I feel the same way with the film too, where to even begin to articulate all the power, subtlety, etc., etc? I definitely need to read more from Joanne Harris and Margaret Atwood – apart from Chocolat and The Handmaid’s Tale, I don’t think I read anything – which does make me illiterate 🙂

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    1. The only Ondaatje I’ve never reviewed besides The English Patient are his poetry books, and I only read one of them – The Cinnamon Peeler. I can’t review poetry! Harris can be hit or miss for me. I didn’t care much for her short stories, and she seems to be getting more into fantasy. Her St. Oswald books are my favorite (Gentlemen & Players and Different Class). As for Atwood, I highly recommend her Hag-Seed and the short stories! That woman can be truly wicked!

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  13. Backman is high on my list! If he had written 100 I would read them! My request for an arc is still pending 😩 Love Rachel Joyce too! I’m working on my post now…but I’m just number crunching from goodreads…..good spin to consider the most reviewed!

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