TTT: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From.



  1. Agatha Christie (78) – Poirot, Miss Marple, et al., are dear friends!
  2. Mary Higgins Clark (35) – They don’t call her the Queen of Suspense for nothing!
  3. M. C. Beaton (31) – Agatha Raisin is an infuriating anti-heroine and I ❤ her. I’ve recently started in on the Hamish Macbeth series.
  4. L. M. Montgomery (30) – I was obsessed with her books as an adolescent!
  5. Janet Evanovich (27) – Sure, Stephanie Plum is getting a little tired, but the books still make me LOL.
  6. Jill Churchill (22) – I’m a fan of both her Jane Jeffry series and her Grace & Favor historicals.
  7. Lemony Snicket (21) – My kids and I adore Snicket’s wit!
  8. Carola Dunn (21) – The Daisy Dalrymple Cozy series is one of my favorites.
  9. Joanne Fluke (20) – The Hannah Swensen Cozy series is another favorite.
  10. Michael Crichton (16) – I went through a Crichton phase about 15 years ago. Rising Sun freaked me out because my husband was working for a Japanese company at the time. I was terrified of attending the Christmas party!

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24 thoughts on “TTT: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

  1. beckmank says:

    Mysteries! You are a girl after my own heart. 🙂 MC Beaton is #1 on my list – but for the opposite reason. I love Hamish Macbeth. I’ve only read one Agatha, but I do plan on reading more. Evanovich made my list too. I am Plummed out, but have two to go. Plus the new one in a few months. I do enjoy her Lizzy/Diesel series though. GREAT list!


      • Dagny says:

        The thing about Christie, I’ve read a lot of her books. Probably all of the Marples except for short story collections and most of the Poirots, but nowhere near as many as you’ve read. Missing the Tommy and Tuppence ones, think I’ve read one and most of the miscellaneous characters.

        As to Balzac, twelve hours or more a day when he’s writing and pots of coffee. I should say “night” since that was when he preferred to write. Some of his are short stories and novellas, but he had some really, really long ones too so the length sort of evens out. Even more amazing is his publishing habit. He would make so many changes on the proofs that it’s unreal. Some books would go through numerous proofs before actually getting published.


  2. rudejasper says:

    Thank goodness for great authors with really long series! Dame Agatha made my list as well though I don’t think I’m close to 78 books of hers! That actually makes me excited that I have some more yet to go. I’ve also read quite a few of M.C. Beaton’s books, mostly in the Hamish MacBeth series however. I’ve read one Agatha Raisin and then a couple of her historicals. I like her books but also have to be in the mood for her writing style which I think is pretty unique. Great list!


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      Goodreads lets me count Christie’s short stories (some of which are novella length) as separate entries, but still, she was extremely prolific! 66 detective novels, 6 romances (under a pseudonym), 153 short stores, and several plays! M. C. Beaton has written even more, with all her pseudonyms.


  3. BookishIlluminations says:

    Mary Higgins Clark! I used to read her more when I was younger, and I’d love to dive in to some of her books again. So glad we share Christie and Montgomery! And Lemony Snicket–another fun one. 😀


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