Top Ten Tuesday: authors from which I own the most books
*Note: I am a devoted library user and I rarely buy books for myself. I only "collect" books from authors I love and books I plan to reread. Therefore, I have very few books by most authors, even if I really like them.
1. JK Rowling---we own the whole Harry Potter series plus a few other books about the magical series.
2. Jane Austen---I own all six of her full-length novels, plus her novellas and her unfinished novels.
3. CS Lewis---we own two sets of the Chronicles of Narnia. We had to replace one set because the books were published out of order (meaning it started with The Magician's Nephew instead of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.) Then I found a hardcover set and had to buy it. I also own a few of his adult books: Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters.
4. John Green---between my daughter and myself we own all of John's novels. including two or three copies of The Fault in Our Stars.
5. Suzanne Collins---we own the Hunger Games series.
6. Barbara Kingsolver---my favorite author after Austen. I own all her novels and most of her nonfiction. I think I have eight of her books.
7. JM Montgomery---somewhere along the line I picked up the complete Anne of Green Gables series, I haven't read them all, however.
8. Mary Norton---The Borrowers series. When my children were little their grandmother gave them the whole series in lovely old hardback covers. Hmm....I wonder where they are? I must find them. I believe we have all five of the books in the series.
9. Bob Welch---Welch is a family friend. I have lots of his books, they are mostly essay collections. You might know him from his popular book: 52 Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life.
10. Dr. Seuss---I got rid of a lot of my childrens' books but couldn't bring myself to get rid of his books. They are still in a pile in the Bonus Room. I just found them when I was looking for The Borrowers.
11. Beatrix Potter---They aren't my books but they are in my house. My daughter collects Beatrix Potter books and figurines. You know her best as the author and illustrator of Peter Rabbit. She has been a delight in my household for many, many years. She has the complete set of her small, children's books (23) and then a few books about this favorite author.
It seems that for the rest of my favorite authors I don't own many of their books: Ivan Doig (2); Max Lucado (2); Annie Proulx (2); Mark Twain (2); Olive Ann Burns (2); Sue Monk Kidd (2); Erik Larsen (2)... you get the point.
What authors take up the most space on your bookshelves?