Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Whose Books I Own the Most Of

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I tried to write that headline a dozen times so that there wouldn’t be a preposition at its end, but it was all to no avail. Grammar nerdiness notwithstanding, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish, is all about authors whose books we own a lot of.

I have a lot of books. When my dad helped me move into my Hattiesburg apartment for grad school at USM, he swore that before he helped me move again, I’d have to get rid of some books. That was 7 years ago, and luckily he wasn’t true to his word on that, because I’ve moved another 3 times and have only added to the library over the years. Right now, the books are situated in 2 rooms due to space constraints, and though they’re still somewhat in the alphabetically-by-genre order that I put them in a year and a half ago, they’ve somehow rearranged themselves quite a bit.

These are the authors, though, who tend to pop up quite a bit on my bookshelves:

1. Neil Gaiman

2. Christopher Moore

3. Tom Robbins

4. L.M. Montgomery

5. J.R.R. Tolkien

6. C.S. Lewis

7. Madeleine L’Engle

8. Louisa May Alcott

9. bell hooks

10. L. Frank Baum

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  1. According to my beloved LibraryThing, Bruce Coville is actually at my top, with 31 of his books. (Although some of them are duplicates because I own basically every edition of Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher.) C.S. Lewis is next with 23. Then Anne Rice is a close third with 22, but I’ve only actually read 2-3 of them, I just happened to hit a Rice hardcover jackpot at a library book sale once…

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    1. Nice. You know, I don’t think I own a single Anne Rice book, though I’ve read a few of her novels over the years and really do tend to like monster lore.

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  2. I am not at home, but I would have to guess: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Graham Masterton, Richard Layton, Albert Camus, Bill Bryson, Ray Bradbury, Robin Cook and Dave Barry.

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        1. Definitely worth it! I have the copy that’s meant to look like a Bible, and I just love it. 🙂 His The Stupidest Angel is also a favorite of mine.

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