September 1, 2014

Monday Five's - The one about most-read authors!

We all have our favorite authors, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are the ones by which we've read the highest number of books. In times of virtual libraries, such as Goodreads or LibraryThing, there's not even the need of actually having to plow through all our bookshelves and do some manual counting of tomes. It is all only a click (or two) away. Or so I thought. As it turns out there are omnibus editions with more than one novel included, or even worse, both English and German editions of the same book in the my list. Never mind, still easier to do some basic math in your head than using muscle.

Dean Koontz
55 books

Terry Pratchett 
53 books

Jennifer Crusie
17 books

Rachel Gibson
16 books

Tess Gerritsen
15 books

Interestingly enough it's two male authors who made the top of my list and while it was kind of a given who would make first place - favorite author and all that - I'm astonished that it's only by a nose-length. And did you notice the big gap following the two? The gals here all lag behind quite a bit regarding number of books read by yours truly. Makes you wonder whether they are simply writing less or I'm the one reading less (by them). Either way, no huge surprises overall, even though it's a bit of a shame that Erma Bombeck didn't quite make it with "only" 13 books.

Which are your five most-read authors? Any unexpected surprises as to who made it into your personal Top Five? Please share.

1 comment:

  1. i don't think i have any male author in my favourite one ( in fact the only oen i can think of are part of a team husband wife authors together)