Excuse the gargantuan title; though I suppose I’ve had longer.
Up for today, we have authors I have majorly stalked and their books. Cashiers will speak of me prowling their bookstores, eyes peeled for their book so I can hoard the precious onto my already (way too big) collection.
The thing with me, is that once it comes to a certain person I only need a little bit to get me hooked.
And then suddenly I wonder where said book/series was my entire life anD YES I NEED MORE BY THE AUTHOR.
So I’ll read another book by them.
…And yet another. I am a predictable human bean.
This is a list implying all my fails when it comes to self restraint. With books, obviously.
So here is my (slightly late) Top Ten Tuesday.
1. Enid Blyton (43)
The Mystery Series – 15 || Twins at St Clare’s – 10 || Malory Towers – 6 || Enchanted Woods – 3 || Famous Five – 5 || Assorted random tales which caught my fancy – 4
Frankly, it’s embarrassing that she came out top, but hey. Seven year old me had priorities, and one day reading every Enid Blyton book as of ever was one of them. Go 7 year old me!
2. Rick Riordan (15)
The Kane Chronicles -3 || The Greek Gods || The Last Olynpian -5 || Heroes of Olympus -5 || Demigod Diaries ||
Yes, I’ve given in to the hype. And gone ahead and stalked most of the books he’s written. But Rick Riordan’s great – at being hilarious enough to make someone who reads every book with a poker face laugh. Cute ships. And great concepts.
Also, I must thank him for making me top every mythology class from now :]
3. Lemony Snicket (14)
A Series of Unfortunate Events – 13 || Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography ||
My life is a mess and I still don’t know if the Baudelaire parents are alive. And, um, VFD. Unless my emotional blackout can be counted as a Very Funny Death.
I LIKE SNICKET.
Everyone should bow to the power of the Snicket. He’s an excellent writer. Enough to, as I may have pointed out before, make me read fourteen of his books even after he tried to get me to stop at the first. Reverse psychology at its peak, folks.
4. Roald Dahl (13)
James and the Giant Peach || Charlie and the Chocolate Factory || The Magic Finger || Fantastic Mr Fox || Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator || Danny, the Champion of the World || The Enormous Crocodile || The Twits ||Esio Trot || Going Solo || The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me || Boy: Tales of Childhood || The Witches
Because Roald Dahl, peoples. My childhood.
And yes, that IS a lot of Dahl. *wipes away tears*
5. Cassandra Clare (11)
The Mortal Instruments – 6 || The Infernal Devices – 3 || The Bane Chronicles – 1 || The Iron Trials ||
It makes me an extremely proud bookworm to know that I have read every Cassie Clare book there is, with the exception of one left.
I shall fix that. SOON.
Honestly though, if you’re going to read her books? Go for the Infernal Devices. It is steampunk angel/demon-hunting excellency with great girl power, which makes me very happy. You won’t regret it. Even though Magnus Bane just happens to make everthing better.
Because, y’know, Magnus Bane.
6. Micheal Buckey (9)
|| The Sisters Grimm – 9 ||
I can’t say this enough; if you want dark retellings which are not YA and not Middle Grade either, you have the blend of perfection which is the Sisters Grimm. You will read it, and you will fall in love with it.
It pains my fangirl heart that I own no copies of The Sisters Grimm.
7. J.K Rowling (9)
Harry Potter – 7 || Tales of Beedle The Bard || Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ||
I’m still not over the fact that we only have seven books. Most of us are.
I would read this woman’s grocery lists. I would watch a movie about watching paint dry at Hogwarts.
This is what so long without a Hogwarts book has done to me.
8. Eoin Colfer (8)
|| Artemis Fowl – 7 || The Artemis Fowl Files ||
Because everyone needs a little Artemis Fowl. I have a thing for fourteen year olds who are mastermind criminals and aspire to take over the world.
It strikes me as familiar to someone I know.
9. Cornelia Funke (5)
Inkheart || Inkspell || Inkdeath|| The Thief Lord || Dragon Rider
Cornelia Funke’s writing is gorgeous. I had the Inkworld haunt me for almost a week after I had finished the series and that’s saying something considering I have a memory span of a goldfish.
10. Christopher Paolini (4)
|| The Inheritance Cycle – 4 ||
In this sense, I feel like Christopher Paolini is wayy too under-rated. Personally I loved his books. Because long descriptions ignored the plot is intricate and the characters are deep and DRAGONS. Dragons make everything better.
I might be being slightly biased on the dragons argument there.
Tell mee, which author’s books have you stalked the most?