Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read a Lot


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) looks at the ten authors we’ve read the most.   My list should be an interesting one.  Here we go…

 1.  Terrance Dicks –– One time script editor for Doctor Who, Dicks adapted a lot of the classic Who serials for the printed page . And I’ve read a ton of then.  He’s also written a few original novels with the good Doctor as well.
2.  Stephen King — I’ve read just about everything he’s published since I first read Cujo many, many years ago.
3.  Peter David — I discovered him reading the Star Trek tie in novels and have moved onto his work in comic books and other publications.  His Sir Apropos of Nothing novels were a lot of fun and I look forward to each New Frontier novel.
4.  Stan Lee — If you’re a Marvel Comics fan, odds are you’ve read a lot of Stan Lee’s stories.
5.  Issac Asimov — A friend recommended his books to my in high school and I’ve read most of his major sci-fi works.  The good thing about Asimov is he was prolific so the odds of my running out of Asimov to read are pretty low.
6.  John Grisham — I read The Firm when it was first published in paperback and enjoyed it.  I went back to find A Time To Kill and have read each of his books since that time.
7.  Elizabeth George –– The continuing Lynley and Havers series is one of my favorites.
8.  Beverly Cleary — I loved the Ramona books growing up and still do today.  But she wrote some other great books as well and I read them all as a kid.
9.  Dr. Suess — Because I don’t think childhood is nearly as much fun without reading a Dr. Suess book.
10.  Lois McMaster Bujold — Her space opera is among the best out there.   The Miles books are simply a must read if you love a good space opera with an engaging character.

Honorable Mention: Douglas Adams.  Adams only published a handful of books but I read them all.  And I listened to the original radio version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, saw the BBC TV adaptation and I played the Infocom video game that Adams helped write.


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4 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read a Lot

  1. Elizabeth George made my list too! Although I’m behind on her novels, I slowed down after she killed off that main character a few books ago. I was sad about that. And Stephen King was an honorable mention. I thought I’d read much more from him, but realized I’ve only read 10 of his books.

    • Which King novels have you read?

      • Let’s see…11/22/63 (my favorite), The Stand, It, Christine, Tommyknockers, The Shining, Misery, Needful Things, Eyes of the Dragon, and Pet Sematary. Also The Body novella. I may have read Delores Claborne, I can’t remember. 🙂 I have at least 5 of his books on my shelf waiting for me to get to them. 🙂

      • You’ve read some of his really good books there. I can’t help but recommend Cujo…but that’s just me

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