Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own the Most Books From

This is a post for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more and follow along there!

(There’s something wrong with the phrasing of that tile but I can’t figure out how to fix it.)

1. Diana Wynne Jones: Perhaps unsurprisingly, given my love for her, I own a lot of books by Diana Wynne Jones. Twelve, to be exact.

2. Robin McKinley: McKinley has been one of my favorite authors for a long time, so the fact that I own nine of her books makes sense.

3. Elizabeth Goudge: I don’t read Goudge much anymore, but she was a huge staple of my teen years. And many of my nine books came from my grandmother’s collection.

4. Maud Hart Lovelace: I own most of the Betsy-Tacy books, because I love Betsy and Tacy and Tib, and Joe and Deep Valley.

5. Jane Austen: I don’t own everything Austen ever wrote, but I do own seven books by her, two of which are second copies. (Norton Critical Editions ftw!)

6. Susan Cooper: I recently acquired a complete set of the Dark is Rising series, plus I’ve owned King of Shadows for a few years.

7. Patricia McKillip: I love Patricia McKillip’s books SO MUCH. And I’ve managed to acquire six of them at various points.

8. Elizabeth Wein: I own nearly every book Elizabeth Wein has ever written–I’m just missing the Mark of Solomon books, which I plan to buy eventually. Also, I have two copies of Code Name Verity and I’ll probably buy a paperback of Rose Under Fire in September.

9. Sarah Rees Brennan: Numerically, I don’t own that many SRB books, but I put them on since she’s published five full-length novels to date, and I have them all.

10. Megan Whalen Turner: I own everything but Instead of Three Wishes, so even though there are only four of them (fifth book! I pine for you!)…



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8 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own the Most Books From

  1. I was surprised, when I looked on my shelves, to see how few I had by Diana Wynne Jones. Then, of course, I remembered that I have all the Howl books on my Kindle, and had therefore forgotten about them. Phew! Not such a Philistine as I had originally feared.

    • Maureen Eichner

      I didn’t even think of counting ebooks (which shows you my priorities). But if I had, I would have had to go to eleven, because Laura Florand would be on there somewhere.

  2. I own a copy of Instead of Three Wishes. I also own all the Elizabeth Wein books. I’m a better fangirl than you. 😛

    I can’t believe our lists only have three in common!!! I really wanted MWT to make the cut, but alas with only five books Sarah Prineas just beat her out. But I have a ton of authors who’ve written five books on my shelves so that’s probably for the best. Not that I would mind playing favorites.

  3. +JMJ+

    Believe it or not, my Susan Cooper collection is made up of exactly the same books yours is: The Dark Is Rising, plus King of Shadows! =) If you’ve read others by her, which one would you recommend that I read next?

    That I only own four books by Diana Wynne Jones is a great source of shame to me. =P

    • Maureen Eichner

      I actually haven’t read many others by Cooper, only GREEN BOY, which I didn’t love. I’ve also heard that GHOST HAWK has really questionable historical details, which makes me sad, so I’ve avoided that one. KING OF SHADOWS might be my favorite.

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