Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #9

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where, each week, a Top Ten list is posted based on a particular topic.

This week's: Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

Unless otherwise stated I own physical copies - and this is just the main copy I read. For a lot of these (mainly JLA) I also own e-books of the physical copies too!

1. Jennifer L. Armentrout - 20
  • Cursed
  • Obsession (e-book)
  • The Gamble Brothers: Tempting the Best Man (#1) (e-book)
  • Frigid: Frigid (e-book)
  • Wait For You: Wait For You; Be with Me (e-books)
  • The Dark Elements: Bittersweet Love (#0.5); White Hot Kiss (#1) (e-books)
  • Lux: Shadows (#0.5); Obsidian; Onyx; Opal; Origin
  • Covenant: Daimon (#0.5); Half Blood; Pure; Deity; Elixir (#3.5); Apollyon; Sentinel

8 e-books; 12 physical copies

Read: all of these except for Be with Me which I'm about 10% through.

I think we can say hands down that JLA is my favourite author. Anytime a new book of hers comes out, I'm on it. I've already got Opposition pre-ordered, and I cannot wait for Stone Cold Touch. I'm deciding whether I want to continue the Gamble Brothers series and her other books she writes as J. Lynn though. I still need to get Don't Look Back I know!

2. Lemony Snicket - 13
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning; The Reptile Room; The Wide Window; The Miserable Mill; The Austere Academy; The Ersatz Elevator; The Vile Village; The Hostile Hospital; The Carnivorous Carnival; The Slippery Slope; The Grim Grotto; The Penultimate Peril; The End
Read: all

I own all these but I can't say they're a particular favourite of mine.

3. Abbi Glines - 13
  • The Vincent Boys: The Vincent Boys (e-book); The Vincent Brothers
  • Sea Breeze: Breathe; Because of Low; While it Lasts; Just For Now; Misbehaving (#6)
  • Too Far: Fallen Too Far; Never Too Far; Forever Too Far
  • Chance: Take a Chance
  • Perfection: Twisted Perfection; Simple Perfection

1 e-book; 12 physical copies

Read: only The Vincent Boys, Breathe, Because of Low, Just for Now and Fallen Too Far. 

I don't plan on reading much else by Abbi Glines - all physical copies were from the publisher, most were unsolicited. I'll probably finish off the Too Far series but that's it. I don't plan on reading anything else in the Sea Breeze series beyond what I've already read.

4. Richelle Mead - 12
  • Vampire Academy: Vampire Academy; Frostbite; Shadow Kiss; Blood Promise; Spirit Bound; Last Sacrifice
  • Bloodlines: Bloodlines; The Golden Lily; The Indigo Spell; The Fiery Heart
  • Age of X: Gameboard of the Gods; The Immortal Crown
Read: everything except for Age of X series

I realised I actually have <100 pages left in The Fiery Heart (I don't like it) and I also have the ARC of Silver Shadows but I need to go out and buy the physical copy

5. J.K. Rowling - 10
  • Harry Potter: Philosopher's Stone; Chamber of Secrets; Prisoner of Azkaban; Goblet of Fire; Order of the Phoenix; Half Blood Prince; Deathly Hallows
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard
  • The Casual Vacancy
  • The Cuckoo's Calling
Read: only Harry Potter and Tales of Beedle the Bard

I plan on buying Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I don't plan on reading The Casual Vacancy but I will read The Cuckoo's Calling one day.

6. Julie Kagawa - 10
  • The Iron Fey: The Iron King; The Iron Daughter; The Iron Queen; The Iron Knight; The Iron Legends (Winter's Passage #1.5; Summer's Crossing #3.5; Iron's Prophecy #4.5)
  • Call of the Forgotten: The Lost Prince; The Iron Traitor
  • Blood of Eden: The Immortal Rules; The Eternity Cure; The Forever Son
Read: all except for Blood of Eden

LOVEEEEE Julie Kagawa. I will read anything by her. Cannot wait for Talon! I absolutely adore The Iron Fey and while I don't think Call of the Forgotten is as good, I love the cameos. I need to get around to Blood of Eden.

7. Cassandra Clare - 9
  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass; City of Fallen Angels; City of Lost Souls; City of Heavenly Fire
  • The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel; Clockwork Prince; Clockwork Princess
Read: all

Don't like TMI. Loved TID. And I'm stopping there. Do not plan on reading TDA or TLH or TBC.

8. L.J. Smith - 9
  • The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening; The Struggle; The Fury; Dark Reunion; The Return: Nightfall
  • The Secret Circle: The Initiation; The Captive; The Power
  • Night World: Secret Vampire; Daughters of Darkness; Spellbinder; Dark Angel; The Chosen; Soul Mate; Huntress; Black Dawn; Witchlight
  • The Forbidden Game: The Hunter; The Chase; The Kill

Total: 20 books collected into 9 bind-ups - The Awakening and The Struggle; The Fury and Dark Reunion; The Initiation and the Captive Part 1; The Captive Part 2 and the Power; Night World 1-3; Night World 4-6; Night World 7-9; The Forbidden Game

Read: all except for The Forbidden Game

My gosh I've read a LOT of LJ Smith's early stuff. I really loved her pre-2000s works especially TVD, TSS and Night World!

9. Jessica Shirvington - 7
  • The Violet Eden Chapters: Embrace; Enticed; Emblaze; Endless; Empower
  • Between the Lives
  • Disruption: Disruption
Read: all

Jess is an auto-buy for me. All her books have gotten 5 stars from me except Disruption which got 4.5. Safe to say she's another fav author.

10. Maria V. Snyder - 7
  • Healer: Touch of Power; Scent of Magic; Taste of Darkness
  • Sea Glass: Storm Glass; Sea Glass; Spy Glass
  • Insider: Inside Out

Read: none LOL

I'm not a huge fan of her work. I've read the Study series and I only enjoyed the first book in that series before it all went down hill.


  1. I still need to catch up on my Armentrout reading! (YES, I AM SO EXCITED FOR OPPOSITION.) I plan on reading the Covenant series soon, and then maybe her NA stuff :) Also, I really liked the Healer series from Snyder, but not so much the Study series :p

    1. YOU NEED TO READ COVENANT NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. Aiden St Delphi omgggg. Tbh I'm not a fan of her NA stuff... But then again I'm not a fan of NA in general :/ Ok I'm hoping I like Healer then since we agree on so many books and you didn't like Study either :D

  2. Wellll, it looks like I'm going to have to read Jennifer L Armentrout. I had no idea she'd written so many books! It's interesting how you have lots of books you don't like the authors of - I have some of Cassandra Clare's books too, that I don't really like. But that's when my parents still bought me books (they don't anymore unless I tell them specific books to buy!)

    1. Right? I was thinking this - why do I own so many books of authors' works I don't care about. ASoUE though is already old! I read these back in primary/high school and always kept them. JLA is bestttttt!