Top Ten Tuesday: Battle of the Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the image to visit them) who pick a different topic each week.

This week the topic is: The Top Ten Authors You Own the Most Books By.

Ooooh I liked this one! There’s something really satisfying about having multiple books by the same author. I particularly enjoy my Derek Landy shelf because I have them all in hardback and they’re beautiful!

Firstly, here is my main bookshelf in all its glory. It’s actually quite tidy at the moment.



1. Darren Shan (16)

  • The Saga of Darren Shan (12)
  • The City Trilogy (as D.B Shan, 3)
  • Lady of the Shades

2. Derek Landy (10)

  • Skulduggery Pleasant (9)
  • The Maleficent Seven


3. William Shakespeare (9)

  • Hamlet
  • Othello (2)
  • King Lear
  • Twelfth Night
  • The Tempest
  • The Complete works of… (2)
  • Tales from Shakespeare

4. C.S Lewis (8)

  • The Chronicles of Narnia (7)
  • That Hideous Strength

5. Scarlett Thomas (7)

  • Dead Clever
  • Bright Young Things
  • Going Out
  • PopCo
  • The End of Mr Y
  • Our Tragic Universe
  • Monkeys with Typewriters

6. Rachel Caine (7)

  • The Morganville Vampires (7)


7. R .L Stine (6)

  • Assorted Point Horror (6)


= Philip Pullman (6)

  • His Dark Materials (3)
  • Sally Lockhart (2)
  • Clockwork 

=Stephenie Meyer (6)

  • Twilight (4)
  • The Host

8. Stephen King (5)

  • The Shining/Doctor Sleep (2)
  • Needful Things
  • Cujo
  • Under the Dome

9. James Frey (4)

  • A Million Little Pieces/ My Friend Leonard (2)
  • Bright Shiny Morning
  • The Final Testament of the Holy Bible

10. Bateman (4)

  • Mystery Man (4)

I could keep going with the 4’s for a while  but I won’t. I also felt like I should have included Alice Hoffman and Susan Hill because I’ve read so many books by them, but for one reason or another I haven’t kept them all.

I’m especially interested to see everyone else’s list this week – feel free to leave a link to yours 🙂

Author: lipsyy

Creative Writing graduate. A Northerner in London. I probably love books a bit too much. Also enjoy vampires, unicorns, man love, tennis & can't get enough of trashy teen novels. I find myself thinking 'What Would Buffy Do?' way too frequently. HIYA!

22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Battle of the Authors”

  1. I need to do this! I also need to cotinue reading Sally Lockhart, I’ve only read book 1 so far!

  2. I totally forgot about Shakespeare who should really have been top of my list as I have all the individual plays!! Good to see James Frey getting some love too!

  3. Such awesome collections and that picture of your bookshelf is sooo gorgeous. (I’m so weird, but I love seeing pictures of book lover’s shelves. XD it’s awesome!) I own The Host but nothing else by Stephanie Meyer! I’d like to at least finish read the Twilight series though. Here’s my TTT!

  4. This has just made me realise what a butterfly mind I have when it comes to reading – I tend to flutter about and rarely stick around to read an author’s back catalogue. Must. Try. Harder 🙂

  5. I liked your way of presenting things, so I sort of stole your bullet list idea for my own list.

    Hmm, do you own two editions of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, or is it just divided into two books?

    1. haha thanks, and I don’t think I can claim ownership on the bullet point idea. 😉

      As for Shakespeare, yeah I have two copies. One is a modern cheap mass market one and then I have a totally battered copy from 1917 (I think) which I love but try not to open 🙂

      1. I just thought having the books listed in bullet points with the number of of books in parentheses was a clear way of marking things. 🙂

        Oh, and that’s cool about the old Shakespeare copy!

  6. I think it is really neat to see the lists this week because, to some degree, they represent what we read as children (or to our children). So often we are busy focusing on the here and now that we forget to look back on the special books that built our literary foundation. Here is my list and you will see that I have several books that were special to my children (and me) while they were growing up. MyTTT-Anne@HeadFullofBooks

  7. This was such a fun prompt this week! Our lists don[‘t have any authors in common–but I always LOVE looking at pictures of other people’s bookcases!

  8. +JMJ+

    I’d have R.L. Stine on my list, too, if I had just held on to all my Goosebumps books from elementary school!

    William Shakespeare should have also been a shoo-in, but I counted all his comedies as one book (which, in my library, they are) and he didn’t make my Tenner.

    1. 🙂 I gave away all my Point Horror books when I was a teenager, but I’ve been slowly building my collection back up. They bring back a lot of memories!

  9. I didn’t forget Shakespeare – but – I have his complete works in one volume, which kinda feels like one book so I didn’t think I could have it!
    Forgot about Pullman and King! and only read The End of Mr Y by Thomas – really enjoyed that one though!
    Lynn 😀

    1. Scarlett Thomas is definitely one of my favourite British Authors, I’ve loved nearly all of hers. PopCo is one I would recommend 🙂 No dragons unfortunately. Not even a unicorn…

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