I was inspired to write this post by Kristi of The Story Siren, who wrote one first. It was such an interesting idea, I had to copy it!
Thanks to Kristi, I learned there is a place on Goodreads where you can see your "Most Read" Authors. That is, the authors of whom you have read the most of their books. I was really surprised by how some of my favorite authors aren't even on this list, while so-so authors are.
I'm not sure this is entirely accurate, since often, especially with series, I neglect to mark all of the books as read- something I've been trying to fix, but I may have missed a few!
1. Suzanne Collins
8 books. No surprise there... she wrote two of the best series ever, The Hunger Games and Gregor the Overlander, which I've read all the books in both of those series.
2. J.K. Rowling and P.C. and Kristin Cast
7 books each. I bet you can guess which ones J.K. Rowling's were. And for P.C. Cast, that would be her vampyre series, House of Night, in which I have read all but the most recent installment, Awakened.
3. Scott Westerfeld
6 books. Includes the Uglies series (one of my favorites), plus a few of his other books, So Yesterday and Leviathan.
4. Stephenie Meyer, Melissa de la Cruz, Rick Riordan
5 books each. A vampire series, another vampire series, and a Greek God series. I am surprised by how many of these authors on this list have written vampire series! The only one left I need to read it Vampire Academy, which I've heard is awesome.
5. Cassandra Clare and Anna Godbersen
4 books each. Cassandra Clare... I love her Mortal Instruments and Clockwork Angel series. And I've read all 4 Luxe books by Anna Godbersen, which are great historical fiction.
6. Cornelia Funke, Christopher Paolini, Gail Carson Levine, Libba Bray
3 books each. I find it funny that all four of these authors were ones I read LONG before I started blogging. Mainly books I enjoyed in elementary/middle school.
I'm stopping there, because I have TON of authors whose books I've read only 2 or 1 of. Here's the weirdest thing I've learned from this: Every single author on this list, with the exception of Melissa de la Cruz, I started reading before I started blogging. I think this is because now I read so many more Debut authors and review copies than getting into series the way I used to.
The other thing I've learned is that I need to read more! I really just should and that's all there is to it.