8 Of My Most Read Authors!

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Yep, another bookish list! I know I do a lot of these but lists are kind of my favorite thing and I think it’s a great way to discuss things so here we are with another list!

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1.) Richelle Mead
Books Read: 8

I actually really enjoy Mead’s writing but I don’t have much interest in reading her latest book/series “The Glittering Court” since it’s not really my style. However, if she writes another book or series I’ll definitely be in! I read her entire Vampire Academy series (6 books total), which I loved but if I re-read these days I’m not sure how I’d feel about them. I also read her standalone Chinese inspired fantasy book “Soundless” which had a great premise and writing but overall the book was pretty boring, which was disappointing. I did read the first book in her VA spin off series “Bloodlines” which I liked as well, still need to finish that series but who knows when that will happen?

2.) J.K. Rowling
Books Read: 7

Basically the Harry Potter series, I’m hoping she’ll write some more MG or YA books one day but I think that’s wishful thinking.

3.) Rick Riordan
Books Read: 7

This guy has so many books I can’t even keep up! I still need to read the Heroes of Olympus series, the Trials of Apollo, finish the Kane Chronicles and Magnus Chase series. *internally screaming* And yet he’s STILL one of my most read authors! I have only read the Percy Jackson series and book one in the Magnus Chase series and Kane Chronicles, I really do adore his books and hope to squeeze the many others in one day.

4.) Scott Westerfeld
Books Read: 6

Even though I’ve read two of his series I’m still not sure if I’m a big fan, is that weird? I really enjoyed the Uglies trilogy and Leviathan trilogy when I was younger but it’s one of those things where I don’t know if I’d enjoy them now. I haven’t read “Extras” and not sure if I will or not but a book 5 is coming out called “Impostors” and I’m kind of excited for it again….Also the Leviathan trilogy is one that I can’t recommend enough it’s super unique and is a steampunk alternate history during WWI.

5.) Michael Grant
Books Read: 6

I’ve heard pretty bad things about him as a person and I’m not too sure if I want to read more by him or not because of it. I already own “Front Lines” which is a WWII book in which females were drafted as well as men and it’s pretty enticing, so I’ll probably end up reading that one. I always hate when authors turn out to be rude but their books sound good.

I digress though, I read the Gone series by him and really loved it it’s pretty dark though and definitely don’t think it’s for younger YA readers.

6.) George R.R. Martin
Books Read: 5

I have a “A Song of Ice and Fire” addiction and I also have epic bragging rights for reading all five of those monstrosities. I really do love the books though and I NEED “Winds of Winter” stat, I actually don’t think I’ll ever see it at this point.

7.) Neil Gaiman
Books Read: 4

I’m actually really proud to include Gaiman on my list because his books are awesome and I have a lot of them on my TBR. I’ve read “The Graveyard Book”, “Coraline”, “The Sleeper & The Spindle”, and “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”. TGB is hands down my favorite but he is a fantastic author.

8.) V.C. Andrews
Books Read: 4

Bet you weren’t expecting this one on here, were you? My mom pretty much read and owned every one of Andrews’s books when she was a teen and she still has them all in a box, which I raided when I was also a teen. I read four books from the Dollanganger series and that was enough for me, it’s some pretty heavy, dark, and disturbing subject matter.

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Have you read any books by these authors as well? What did you think?

Are any of these some of your most read authors too?

Who are some of your most read authors?

Let me know in the comments!

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20 thoughts on “8 Of My Most Read Authors!

  1. Kay June 27, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    I’m with you, it doesn’t look like J.K. ever plans on doing more Fantasy books for MG or YA. It’s a bummer really!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 18, 2018 / 3:37 pm

      It’s really sad! I feel like anything would be better than nothing! Just something that’s YA or MG, doesn’t even need to be fantasy at this point!


  2. Whimsically Meghan June 27, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    I’m actually reading Front Lines right now. It’s good, I really like the premise, but it’s not my favourite. I don’t know, I don’t really like the way he wrote these female characters, they don’t seem as strong as they could be, so it leaves the plot kinda meh. I’m going to try the second book to see if things get better, we’ll see! I didn’t know he was rude in person! That blows, is he rude to fans? I’m so curious now!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 18, 2018 / 3:40 pm

      Oh no! That’s a bummer, I hate when characters aren’t done well it makes everything feel pointless or meh like you said. And yes I’ve heard a lot of bad stuff about him and it’s towards fans and book reviewers, I can’t remember exactly what it was I was seeing but I remember people were really upset with him. I tried finding a link maybe but I can’t find anything at the moment, unfortunately :/

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      • Whimsically Meghan July 19, 2018 / 3:09 pm

        I’ve continued with the series because I’m curious, so far the second book hasn’t been too bad and I can tell which character is which so I think he’s taking his time getting in depth with his characters.
        Oh that’s not good. Why are authors so rude? I get that it’s your baby and you put time and effort into it but you have to understand not everyone is going to like it. Uh.

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      • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 25, 2018 / 9:54 am

        That’s good to hear about the second one there, I’ll have to keep that in mind if I ever read Front Lines because my TBR is ridiculously massive haha!
        I know and I agree with you on authors, like I get defending it but you can’t attack reviewers, we are your bread and butter after all!

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      • Whimsically Meghan July 25, 2018 / 2:49 pm

        Yeah, Front Lines isn’t a trilogy I’d say you need to get to any time soon.
        Haha right!? We make their lives so much easier! 😛

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  3. meltotheany June 27, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    Hey, I love this! And I may or may not have ran and looked mine up! ❤ xx

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  4. Annemieke June 28, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    Rick Riordan is one of my most read authors as well next to Terry Pratchett and J.K. Rowling. I just haven’t read his Kane Chronicles yet. They don’t appeal to me as much but I might get them from the library at some point.

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 24, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      Same! I tried the first book in the Kane chronicles but just couldn’t really get into it and I love Egyptian mythology, they just don’t have the same attention grab as the Percy Jackson series I feel like! But yeah I’ll have to give them a second chance here! 🙂

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  5. Anna @MyBookishDream July 2, 2018 / 6:45 am

    J.K. Rowling and Rick Riordan are among my most read authors as well! 😀 Great post! I really love seeing which authors people read a lot from. 🙂 (I should probably do this kind of post as well.)

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 24, 2018 / 2:16 pm

      You should! I’d love to see who yours are! When I was doing this one up I saw Riordan and Rowling and was like “yeah I’m not even surprised”, haha! 🙂

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  6. confessionsofayareader July 5, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    My mom had all the VC Andrews books, too. I started reading them in 7th grade and read a lot (this was early 90’s). I have no idea how many I ended up getting through.

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 24, 2018 / 2:32 pm

      I know there are quite a few of her books, I only read 4 books from the Dollenganger series but I know my mom had a box stuffed full. I feel like she’s one of those authors that just had a limitless supply of books out there, haha! 🙂

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  7. setinthepast August 22, 2018 / 12:46 am

    Everyone was obsessed with Virginia Andrews when I was at school! I think it was a rebel thing: we knew parents and teachers wouldn’t approve!

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