I really liked this post idea from Maureen Eichner and Rachel Neumeier (though I see it’s originally from The Broke and the Bookish), so I decided to try it for myself. I’m counting ebooks idiosyncratically, mostly when I remember to do so—I’m not going through my Kindle to count authors I mostly own in ebook format.…
Especially since there would probably be a preponderance of trashy romances.Also I ended up with 12 authors instead of 10, because of ties.
I wanna do this, too!
Reblogging instead of doing my own post so people can go back and read others’ posts…
My guesses: Robin McKinley, J.R.R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones, J.K. Rowling? and Georgette Heyer, haha
Note: the serendipity of used book sales has a lot to do with my library, as does moving culls. :\ I would have the whole Anne series…
The actual inventory:
10: C.S. Lewis (household objects but I purchased them…or have adopted them as basically mine)
9: Robin McKinley. Beauty, The Blue Sword, and The Hero and The Crown are my originals from 13&14yrs.
9: I Hate You More Than Anything, manga by Banri Hidaka. It’s good, and it’s out of print…
7: J.R.R. Tolkien because we can count editions if it JRR. These are only my personal ones, however! Includes Smith of Wooten Major. Should someday include the poetry sketches…
6ish: Orson Scott Card, which I have bought but are scattered through the household
6: Diana Wynne Jones
5: Jane Austen’s work
4: Megan Whalen Turner, because she’s only written 4 books so far. (smh)
4: Ally Carter’s I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You
And for 3 let’s go with Jonathan Stroud’s Bartimaeus Trilogy, one of the least-hyped awesome YA fantasies I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
…soooo I guess I do not have a very excessive library. I haven’t made a priority of sparing money for books until recently, so most were acquired by hunting through used stuff, or BookMooch. Some exceptions: Howl’s Moving Castle, Fire & Hemlock, The Queen’s Thief series, and The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Mary R. King.