Hello lovelies! You may have noticed I’m lagging a bit with my posts (What’s new), but this time around it was actually a conscious decision, mainly because I haven’t been reading that much, but also because I needed time for drawing. I’m not really good at multitasking (Even though I do it all the time). Just imagine me trying to juggle 5 apples, 3 oranges, a watermelon and a cat, and dropping them all on my head. That is what constantly happens with my reading, blogging, drawing and social life, one has to suffer. But no worries, because this week I’m dropping a review, a recommendation post and the Saturday Aesthetic I forgot in June. Hopefully. This week’s TTT topic is an easy one, except that includes some math and internal reflection. When I counted the books I’ve read by my favorite authors, I was legitimately ashamed. TTT is a weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl, and every Tuesday there is a different themed post of top 10 things.
1. Terry Pratchett – 23
It’s not that hard to guess who’s my most read author, considering he’s my #1 favorite author of ever and forever ❤ And Discworld has 41 books, so. I do plan to read them all, plus all the companion novels, and non-Discworld novels, and, well, everything. Though, I’m not sure how I’ll ever read The Shepherd’s Crown without breaking into million little pieces.
2. William Shakespeare – 13
The Bard, well. I would be properly ashamed if I’d read less than 10 of his books. I still want to read a lot, but I’m not sure if I’ll ever let go of my modern literature.
3. J.K. Rowling – 11
In light of everything that transpired on Twitter, Rowling still IS the person who molded our childhoods and the rest of our miserable lives, so. Imagine a life without Harry Potter and then go and cancel her.
4. George R.R. Martin – 11
This is the entirety of his A Song of Ice and Fire opus, plus The Ice Dragon, as I’m not really interested in Wild Cards and the rest of the crap that keeps him distracted from Winds of Winter. I do want to read Fevre Dream though, which is his take on vampires.
5. Neil Gaiman – 10
The first disappointment today was when I realized that I’ve mostly read Sandman from all the wonderful books Gaiman wrote. Not that Sandman is bad! But I really need to read The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Neverwhere. I need to read everything by Gaiman, really.
6. Joe Hill – 7
Similar as above, I’ve only read one novel by Hill, Heart-Shaped Box, the rest is Locke & Key. Which is marvelous, btw. But I still need to read his novels and short story collections because I know I’m missing out. I will order NOS4A2 as soon as I get my next paycheck!
7. V.E. Schwab – 6
I’m not really ashamed here because I do think I’ve read the best of her work, but I still want to read more. I need to read Vengeful next, and then Addie LaRue this autumn. I would like to know if anyone has read This Savage Song and should I?
8. Leigh Bardugo – 6
This is pretty much a similar situation to the Schwab one. I’ve read The Grisha Trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, and The Language of Thorns. I really need to get to the Ninth House and the King of Scars though.
9. Agatha Christie – 6
Considering how much I’ve watched of Poirot and Miss Marple, I’m rightfully ashamed. These are short books, and Christie is the master of mystery, and I should definitely read at least two per year.
10. Stephen King – 6
And the greatest shame award was given to me once I realized I’ve only read six of King’s novels. I’m finishing one at the moment, so that will be 7, but I really need to read some fat-ass classics like It, Carrie, The Stand, and 11/22/63. ASAP.
So, those are my most-read authors at the moment, but I wouldn’t say they all double as my favorite authors. Some of my forever faves have written only a book or two, sadly. Who are your top three (Or ten) most read authors, and do they double as your favorite authors too? Do you wish you’d read more books by some authors? Talk to me in comments and have a fantastic week! ❤