Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Who Get the Most of My Shelf Space

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Happy Tuesday, folks. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the gals over at The Broke and The Bookish, and this week’s topic should be interesting… Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From. Oh, and I apologize for the shitty quality of pictures. I was in a rush.



1. Diana Gabaldon – This picture doesn’t even have ALL of my Outlander copies. I have a few more mass market editions (which I THINK brings my count of physical Gabaldon books to 31), AND all of the e-books, and a couple of the audiobooks. My Gabaldon love is strong.

2. Christopher Moore – I have 13 here. I think there might be an older Christopher Moore book that I don’t have… I can’t remember. And I think he has a graphic novel called The Griff that I haven’t gotten my hands on yet. But otherwise, I got him covered.

3. Rainbow Rowell – So, 4. But basically anything Rowell writes will eventually have a spot on my shelf.


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4. John Layman / Rob Guillory – These are the 8 Chew graphic novels, except you’ll notice #4 is missing in this picture because a certain sister still has it and has not returned yet. *glares at Heather* I can’t wait until a 9th one comes out. This series is so good.


5. Jasper Fforde – 10 Fforde books! I have a few more to buy. I’m behind, but I’m almost caught up with the Thursday Next series. I miss Fforde actually, maybe I should add one to my TBR pile next month… hmmm…

6. Jane Austen – I have her individual six, but I also have the B&N leatherbound that has all of the books in it, and I have Love and Freindship somewhere too.

7. Sarah Addison Allen – Only 4, but I’m kind of waiting to buy Lost Lake because I’d prefer a paperback. Her books are fun and magical.


8. Jennifer Crusie – Crusie is my favorite contemporary romance author, although she hasn’t put out a new book in years. Her book Bet Me… sigh. My favorite romance ever.

9. Julia Quinn – Julia Quinn is my favorite historical romance author. Like Crusie, she is FUNNY. Humor in romance novel is usually pretty important to me.

michio kaku

1o. Michio Kaku – Only 4, but I’m definitely going to be getting the ones I don’t have. Kaku writes GREAT science/physics books. My only disappointment is that his audiobooks aren’t narrated by him. I’ve watched videos of him online so I know how his voice sounds, and when I tried to listen to the audio of Future of the Mind the narrator bugged me so much I had to stop.


What authors are crowding your shelves?




  1. I guessed Outlander series would be your number one but I didn’t think 31 copies – wow! You ARE hardcore!

    I’m ashamed that I don’t own any hard copies of any Rainbow Rowell books, since she’s one of my favorite authors. I only have them on my Kindle. I have to remedy that asap.

    I haven’t read a Crusie book in forever. I’m going to look up some of her books today. 🙂

    My TTT


    1. I tend to collect any Outlander edition I don’t have, so I have copies of the older covers of the mass market paperbacks and hardcovers, and then I have them all in mass market, and most of them in trade… yeah, it’s out of control 😉


  2. I really must try one of Diana Gabaldon’s books and more of Jasper Fjord’s books. I think it is really neat to see the lists this week because, to some degree, they represent what we read as children (or to our children). So often we are busy focusing on the here and now that we forget to look back on the special books that built our literary foundation. Here is my list and you will see that I have several books that were special to my children (and me) while they were growing up. MyTTT-Anne@HeadFullofBooks


    1. You know I can barely remember what I read when I really young… I remember reading the Ramona books, but not much else until I got older. But I know I read all the time, so it’s probably just all a blur 🙂


  3. Ah you’re very good at actually getting complete series. I don’t think, other than Harry Potter, I have any series I’ve read in their entirety.

    On another note, I was just approved a copy of the first Outlander book on netgalley and immediately thought of you. So now I have no excuse not to finally get reading.


    1. YAY Outlander! So most people that try it end up liking it, but I have met a few who distinctly did NOT… I hope you do. So much pressure when someone finally tries a book you like, isn’t it?

      I bad about getting excited about a first book in a series, buying ALL the books, and then never finishing it… I’ve done that with a couple series and ended up giving them away.


      1. It’s the worst. I get really nervous while I wait for them to read it and then read the review through my fingers. It seems like such a judgement of you, especially if it’s a book/series that you really love.


  4. Your Gabaldon collection is most impressive. I actually have quite a few Fforde books too – 6 I think; well, it’s a lot for me, I don’t tend to own that many copies by the same author.


    1. I am ridiculous in my Gabaldon collecting. In fact, I remembered that I have another paperback copy of Outlander in my get-home and bug-out bags (because in case of an emergency, what better back up reading material than Outlander)… so that’s 33 now. I think. I should really just stop counting.


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