Stuck In A Rut

Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books By


‘Stuck In A Rut’ does sound rather negative as a title. but it is relevant to my reading habits. About a year ago, I was stuck in a reading rut where I only really read books by the same few authors because I thought that I somehow didn’t have time to potentially ‘waste’ on new untested authors. Foolish, but a remarkably easy rut to fall into. It will be interesting to see which authors I have read the most compared to whether I would consider them my favourite authors, and there’s a point to be made somewhere there about quality versus quantity. Top Ten Tuesday prompt from the Broke and the Bookish.

1. Terry Pratchett

Discworld, The Bromeliad Trilogy, The Long Earth series, A Blink of the Screen and Good Omens.

2. Agatha Christie

A goodly number of the Poirot and Miss Marple, plus some of the standalones and her memoir, Come, Tell Me How You Live.

3. Kerry Greenwood

All 20 of the Phryne Fishers, plus the treasury A Question of Death.

4. China Miéville

The Bas-Lag/New Crobuzon trilogy, The City and the City, Looking for Jake, Railsea, Kraken, Embassytown and King Rat (and Three Moments of an Explosion is on my To Buy list).

5. Jeff Vandermeer

The Southern Reach trilogy, the Ambergris trilogy, Veniss Underground and The Third Bear.

6. Robert Jordan

The first five (?) books of The Wheel of Time, plus The World of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time.

7. Jane Austen

Pride and PrejudiceMansfield ParkSense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

8. Judith Flanders

The Invention of Murder, Consuming Passions, The Victorian City and Inside the Victorian Home.

9. P.G. Wodehouse

An unknown number of the Jeeves books (they all blur into one).

10. Ira Levin

Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives and The Boys From Brazil.


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