This was a fun one, I loved sorting my Goodreads books by author and seeing who I’d read most! To be honest I’m not surprised who I came out with at all, and that most of them are series writers.
5. Leigh Bardugo, Maggie Stiefvater, Jodi Picoult, Charles Dickens – 5
Coming in tied at 5 books each, two of my favorites, Leigh Bardugo and Maggie Stiefvater, and every high school girl in the early 2000s’ fave, Jodi Picoult (we all had a Jodi phase, don’t deny). And listen….I love Charles Dickens and his sprawling tales so much. I’ve read Great Expectations twice. BUT perhaps Maggie is the winner here, as I’ve read The Raven Cycle twice now and plan on reading The Scorpio Races soon. Jodi and Charles do win for most standalones read, everyone else has series that kept me hooked, so there’s something to be said about that.
4. Marissa Meyer – 7
It comes as no surprise to anyone that I’ve read basically everything this woman has to offer and have killed it with 7 of her books (all the books pictured above and Heartless). But can you believe I’ve yet to read Wires and Nerve?? I’ve saved it for so long now that I’m just going to read with its sequel when that comes out in a few months. I love Marissa Meyer’s writing I don’t want to see it end apparently.
3. J.K. Rowling – 12
I MEAN she’s the true winner here, since I’ve read all seven Harry Potter books so many times I’ve lost count. I’ve also read The Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo’s Calling, both of which I wasn’t too big on, and I’m also going to count The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, so that racks her up at 12 books total.
4. Lemony Snicket – 13
As soon as I reached him on my Goodreads list I knew this list was done for. I read all 13 of his Series of Unfortunate Events books back in the day. I was very, very into them, too. Loved them. The later books in the series was kind of meh but the earlier ones were great, and I had to see it to the end.
Rick Riordan –
I know he’s tied with Lemony, but the new Magnus Chase book comes out literally today and I plan on starting it immediately, so Rick is right on the cusp of 14. I’ve read the Percy Jackson series, the Heroes of Olympus series, the first Apollo book, and the first two Magnus Chase books. That guy has leeched off my money for years but I keep giving it gladly. His books are so fun.
IN CONCLUSION, Rick Riordan is the winner for the highest number of books read, while J.K. Rowling is the winner of most books read over and over and over and over, so if we’re talking time here, JKR’s definitely taken up more of it. Love them both, though. And all of these authors, obviously.
Are any of these guys highly read authors of yours?? Who are your most read authors?