Authors On My Shelves


Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and The Bookish is Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From. Ah, so this is where it gets weird to be someone who doesn’t read many book series or classics. Somehow you end up with tons of pairs and start to build collections of a few favorite authors, which is where I am right now. But we can still take a peek. First, I do have a series that tops my list: thanks to J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter, that’s seven books from one author.


After reading and falling in love with The Interestings last year, I’ve been building up my Meg Wolitzer backlist through library sales (plus BEA for the upcoming Belzhar) and it’s almost complete.

Erik Larson is well loved by both my husband and I, as evidenced by the condition of his books. The Devil in the White City was my non-fiction gateway, so it gets high ranking on my bookshelf.

Books2I’ve been building a haphazard Margaret Atwood collection over the years, mostly through used book stores and library sales. I’d really like them to all look pretty, but I’m quite in love with my old copy of The Handmaid’s Tale.

My Dave Eggers stack is pretty, but sometimes posts like this make you realize things like, “WHERE IS MY COPY OF A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS!?!?”

Books4The rest are some of my stacks of three, which seems to be the most common number when it comes to books from a single author, though several of those collections still feel incomplete.

Who are some of the authors you own the most books from?