Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is “Authors I’ve read the most books by.” I don’t know if I can be accurate with this one. I’m just going by my Goodreads account, so obviously that won’t count books I read before 2006-ish.

There are some obvious authors that won’t make this list that should be included like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Carolyn Keene (who I know is not actually one person, but that’s okay), and Francine Pascal. Mary Pope Osborne should be on the list because of all the books I read with Amber when she was little. There are some that will be on the list like Janet Evanovich who are not actually favorite authors, just easy reads. Also, the number I show for Agatha Christie is not really accurate; I’ve read almost all of hers over the years, but not all recently.

Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By:

  1. Ngaio Marsh – 32 books
  2. Agatha Christie – 20 books
  3. Donna Leon – 16 books
  4. Louise Penny – 15 books
  5. Andrea Camilleri – 13 books
  6. Matthew Costello and Neil Richards – 10 novellas
  7. Leighann Dobbs – 10 books/novellas
  8. Janet Evanovich – 10 books
  9. Margery Allingham – 9 books
  10. Jim Butcher – 8 books
  11. Kate Wilhelm – 8 books


  1. Felicity Grace terry

    What a great post, its certainly got me thinking. Of the author’s on your list it is only Donna Leon and Jim Butcher I know well and even then neither of them would make it onto my top ten of Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By.

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