Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Top Ten Tuesdays : 11th Aug

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is Top Ten authors I've Read the Most.

If I like a book I tend to read a lot of the books written by the same author, one after the other, at a stretch. I actually have a worksheet listing out the books I've read and need to read. You can scoff at me but it really helps with list making, which is another favorite pastime of mine (other than reading of course). I also read a lot of Manga, in which a series is usually more than 10 volumes long. I'll just list a few of them at the end of this list. I will mostly write about the authors of Novels in this list.

  1. Dean Koontz  - 29 Books. I discovered Dean Koontz when I was in college, at a second hand bookstore. One of the first books I read was False Memory and I really fell in love with the story and the pace of the story. After that I just went on a spree of reading his books. I think what I like about them is that they thrill me and they do not take up too much of my time. I usually finish his books in 2 days.
  2. Neil Gaiman - 29 Books. I LOVE Neil Gaiman. This number includes his short story books and also Sandman. Some of my favorite books by him are - Coraline, Stardust and American Gods.
  3. Stephen King - 28 Books. My favorite King novel is IT. I was scared of clowns before but after IT its escalated to being a phobia.
  4. Agatha Christie - 27 Books. Agatha Christie is the queen of crime novels. My fave of course is Miss Marple. I have a whole post dedicated to her creations, you can read it here.
  5. Terry Pratchett - 16 Books. Among the Discworld novels, The Night Watch series is my favorite. His books are one of the funniest books I've read.
  6. James Patterson - 12 Books. I used to read a lot of Patterson in my teens. My fave was the Women's Murder Mystery Club
  7. Robin Cook - 12 Books. I grew up on Robin Cook. My favorite books are The Sphinx and Chromosome 6.
  8. JK Rowling - 12 Books. What list is complete without a mention of Rowling. I have read her Potter series, the companion books and The Cormoran Strike books that are out.
  9. Michael Crichton - 9 Books. My fave books are - Jurassic Park, Lost World & Sphere. Oh and The Andromeda Strain.
  10. Jeffrey Archer - 7 Books. He is one of my favorite authors. And my fave book by him is As the Crow Flies.

Coming to some of the Manga I've read - 
  • Naoki Urasawa - 20th Century Boys, Monster
  • Himoru Arakawa - Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Fuyumi Soryo - Mars, Eternal Sabbath

Some honorary mentions are - A.S. King, Arthur C. Clarke, Brandon Sanderson and so on.


  1. American Gods may very well be my favorite book; I just adore Gaiman! Great list. Also, new follower because this blog is fantastic.

    My TTT: http://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2015/08/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-authors-ive.html

    1. Neil Gaiman is my King. And thanks you for the compliment on the blog. I am never sure if people ever read it so it's nice to hear that someone actually reads my posts let alone likes them... :) And I am a new follower too

  2. I need to read more Neil Gaiman My TTT

    1. If you are a complete newbie to Gaiman would suggest you start with Stardust or Coraline or even the Graveyard Book... They are both great examples of his writing.