Hosted by : The Broke & The Bookish
This week, it’s all about authors !
Sometimes, you love an author so much that you just have to buy everything they could ever write, sometimes you end up with tons of books from the same author without really understanding why, and other times it just so happens that a series you’re reading is just very loooong. No matter which case, some authors definitely take up more space on my bookshelf, and it was really fun to make this little tally. It’s like all these authors are competing for Britain’s (or any country of your choosing) Got Talent, only it’d be more like My Bookshelf’s Got Some Pretty Cool Authors. First prize is my endless love and gratitude.
Here are the results !
IT WAS A GOOD EFFORT, IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT I DON’T LOVE YOU !
With 3 books each :
Veronica Roth with the Divergent series. All the dystopias are at least 3 books long, it’s like there’s a secret code somewhere which explains the rules to follow in order to write a successful series. I know there are more books, but I’m not particularly interested in reading them, so 3 is the final score.
Suzanne Collins with the Hunger Games series. I consider these books my introduction to YA Dystopias. I’ve searched and searched for more books that could make me feel what these three books have managed to put me through, without much success. Nothing really compares.
Maggie Stiefvater (for now, once the fourth book is released she’ll step up a bit) with the Raven Cycle series. It had been a long time since a book had managed to completely take over my life, so congratulations Maggie, and thank you.
Victor Hugo with Les Misérables, Les Contemplations (lots and lots of poems), and Hernani (a play). And those are only the tip of the iceberg. I’ll get there someday.
ONE STEP FROM THE PODIUM. DISHONOR ON YOU, DISHONOR ON YOUR cow
With 4 books each :
James Dashner with the Maze Runner trilogy and its prequel The Kill Order. Once again, there are a lot of companion pieces, that I’m not particularly interested in. I might read the Fever Code, though.
Lauren Oliver with the Delirium trilogy and Before I Fall. I could have read the companion novels. I mean, I love this series enough, but I finished the trilogy a while ago, and the enthusiasm, as well as the motivation, isn’t really there.
SOMEONE DOESN’T DESERVE TO BE HERE *keep staring until YOU GET it*
With 5 books each :
John Green with An Abundance Of Katherines, Looking For Alaska, Paper Towns, The Fault In Our Stars, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Which, actually, makes it more like 4 and a half, but who cares. I like him as an author, and I’ll keep buying most of his books.
Cassandra Clare with 5 books from the Mortal Instruments series. I couldn’t be bothered to buy the last one, not to mention the fact that its cover still makes me cringe. As much as I like the universe, Clary and Jace just ruined it for me.
I’M SO PROUD OF YOU
With 7 books :
COULD IT BE ANYONE ELSE ?
With a grand total of 11 books :
J.K Rowling with the Harry Potter series (7 books), and its companion books Quidditch Through The Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the Tales of Beedle The Bard, and The Casual Vacancy. I feel like I won’t read more books from her and it breaks my heart, but I don’t want to force myself to read her detective novels, no matter how great people say they are.