Reading with Style discussion

79 views
RwS (Winter 2015-16) > 10.5 Favorite Authors Lists

Comments Showing 1-45 of 45 (45 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Kate S (last edited Nov 22, 2015 10:43AM) (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments Please post your Top 5 authors in this thread prior to posting for points.


message 8: by Bea (last edited Nov 22, 2015 01:34PM) (new)

Bea | 1544 comments My top 5 authors (11/22/15)

Charlaine Harris
Janet Evanovich
Alexander McCall Smith
Neil Gaiman
JK Rowling, John D. MacDonald


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2261 comments My top 5 authors.
1) Ann M. Martin
2) Mercedes Lackey
3) V.C. Andrews
4) Janet Evanovitch
5) Joanne Fluke


message 10: by Kätlin (new)

Kätlin | 173 comments My top 5:

1. Patricia Cornwell 23
2. Terry Pratchett 13
2. Dick Francis 13
2. Robin Hobb 13
5. Erle Stanley Gardner 12


message 11: by Beth (last edited Nov 22, 2015 01:47PM) (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 1102 comments Well, I have lots and lots of ties for #5 because I've not read many series or such in 2015, when I really started using Goodreads to keep track.

Sarah Woodbury (4)
Deborah Harkness (3)
Ian Doescher (3)
Mercedes Lackey (3)
and all the 2s
Jeffrey Gitomer
Alexandre Dumas
Ernest Hemingway
Henry Petroski
Christopher Moore
Mark Kurlansky
Adam Stemple
Kelly McCullough
Seanan McGuire
Tom Peters
William Shakespeare
Daniel Goleman
Barbara Ashford
Anne McCaffrey

I feel spoiled for choices...


message 13: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1469 comments My top 5 authors on 11/22/15


Stephen King (60 books)
Joyce Carol Oates (37 books)
William Trevor (32 books)
Philip Roth (20 books)
Jon Hassler (18 books)


message 14: by Connie (last edited Nov 22, 2015 07:46PM) (new)


message 15: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 1527 comments In order of appearance :

Charlaine Harris - read everything I am likely to read I think, so not likely.

Haruki Murakami - is male, so unfortunately will miss out this season for me.

Agatha Christie - woohoo! I still have a lot of these to go through

Sally Rippin - children's writer that I have read to my daughter many times. We met her this year and got a book signed, she was so lovely to my little girl!

Jeanette Winterson - finally I have a task I can use The Daylight Gate for!


message 17: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 2355 comments My top 5 as of Nov 23:

1. Agatha Christie (16)
2. Bill Bryson (9)
3. Dorothy Gilman (8)
4. JK Rowling,Alan Bradley, Elly Griffiths, James Herriot (all tied at 7 book each)

Now I don't know if these will count or not, because GR has them as #8 on the list, but the book count lands them in 5th place:

5?. RD Wingfield, Gerald Durrell (6)


message 18: by Ed (last edited Nov 24, 2015 11:39AM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 2355 comments 1. Paul Theroux
2.Armistead Maupin
3.William Shakespeare
three tied for 4th - Joseph Hansen , Anthony Burgess , and E.F. Benson

I can now finish the Lucia series with Trouble for Lucia by E.F. Benson except I don't want it to end.


message 19: by Claire (new)

Claire Jefferies (clairesjefferies) | 157 comments 1. Walker Percy
2. Haruki Murakami
3. Raymond Carver
(all of the above tied for 1st place)

4. Gillian Flynn
5. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6. Miriam Toews
7. Larry Brown
8. Suzanne Collins
9. F. Scott Fitzgerald
10. T.C. Boyle
11. Dave Eggers (Author)
12. Joyce Carol Oates
(all of the above tied for 4th place)

Should I narrow these down to five and just select two from the the #4 list? Thanks!


message 20: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4227 comments rebekah, your most read authors are:

1 Carolyn Keene 55
2 61105 Dr. Seuss 26
3 20828 Susan Wittig Albert 24
3 3389 Stephen King 24
3 947 William Shakespeare 24


message 21: by Joanna (last edited Nov 30, 2015 01:09PM) (new)


message 22: by Norma (new)


message 23: by Kathleen (itpdx) (new)

Kathleen (itpdx) (itpdx) | 1350 comments My most read authors as 11/23/15
1 Jim Butcher (17)
2 Margaret Atwood (5)
Isabel Allende (5)
Terry Pratchett (5)
5 Wallace Stegner (4)
Timothy Egan (4)
Sherman Alexie (4)
Naguib Mahfouz (4)


message 24: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Nov 24, 2015 08:01AM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2261 comments Lot of Charlaine Harris fans and Agatha Christie.


message 25: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2412 comments My most read authors are:

1. Takehiko Inoue (30)
2. Yoko Shoji (26)
3. Hisaya Nakajo (23)
3. Raymond E. Feist (23)
5. James Patterson (22)

err... looks like I'll be reading James Patterson's as I haven't read manga in years and I couldn't use them for this challenge anyway plus I've kinda lost my interest in Feist -unless if I reread Magician...


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2261 comments Magician was really good.


message 27: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2412 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Magician was really good."

It WAS! I just don't do much re-reading and I'm not sure which box my copy is in... (moved house 2 years ago and some books are still in boxes lol)


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2261 comments Have you read all his books that are out?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11844 comments This is the thread for posting lists. Please continue your conversation in the socializing thread.


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2261 comments Sorry :)


message 31: by Anika (new)

Anika | 1830 comments 1. William Shakespeare (18)
2. Neil Gaiman (11)
3. Anne Rice (10)
4. Jeanette Winterson (9)
5. Orson Scott Card (8) and J.K. Rowling (8)


message 32: by Krista (last edited Nov 26, 2015 10:40AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments 1. MC Beaton, Marion Chesney (28) -- Yes, I do secretly love Agatha Raisin with all her glorious imperfections!
2. Norah Roberts (26) -- Meh, haven't read her in years.
3. Janet Evanovich (25) -- Good ol' Stephanie Plum
4. Sue Grafton (21) -- Maybe I'll pencil in Kinsey's 'W' book for this task.
5. J.A. Jance (20) -- I'm caught up on the JP Beaumont series, so maybe I'll see what is next in the Joanna Brady series. (I don't like the Ali Reynolds series)

Sheesh -- what a bunch of lightweight stuff! Oh well, these are also pretty prolific authors.


message 35: by Will (last edited Nov 28, 2015 08:12PM) (new)

Will | 55 comments From my current goodreads profile (as of 2015-11-28). This might change significantly in the future when I add many more books that I have, but I consider myself bound by this list for the Winter 2015-16 Task:
1. John Sandford 32
2. Ian Rankin 18
2. David Baldacci 18
4. Lee Child 16
5. John D. MacDonald 13


message 36: by Sam (new)

Sam (theliteraryhooker) | 1008 comments 1) Chuck Palahniuk
2) Neil Gaiman
3) J.K. Rowling
4) Christopher Moore
5) Arthur Conan Doyle

Maybe I'll finally get around to reading The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror as this year's Christmas book for this task!


message 37: by Deedee (last edited Nov 30, 2015 03:12AM) (new)

Deedee | 1853 comments I have a three-way tie for 5th place.
Here is my list as of 11/30/15:

1) Kate Sedley 22
2) Ellen Datlow 16
2) Robert Silverberg 16
2) Margaret Maron 16
5) Mercedes Lackey 13
5) Jack McDevitt 13
5) Charlaine Harris 13


message 38: by Lagullande (new)

Lagullande | 976 comments My list as of now:
1. J K Rowling
2. Irène Némirovsky
2. Katherine Mansfield
4. Anita Brookner
5. Andrea Levy
5. George Orwell
5. Philip Pullman
5. Sebastian Faulks
5. Barbara Kingsolver

I'm quite surprised (but pleased) that it is so female-dominated.


message 39: by Heather (new)

Heather (sarielswish) | 711 comments 1 Terry Pratchett 40
2 Stephen King 35
3 Edgar Allan Poe 24
4 Mercedes Lackey 23
5 Stan Lee 21
5 H.P. Lovecraft 21

And I've already counted The Shepherd's Crown for part of my dominoes.... Looks like I'm either catching up on my King or reading comics.


message 41: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2824 comments 1 Agatha Christie 91
2 Ruth Rendell 46
3 Ellis Peters 21
4 Beatrix Potter 20
5 Mary Stewart 18


message 42: by Jenifer (new)


message 43: by Kath (new)

Kath | 147 comments Jane Austen
Terry Pratchett
Oscar Wilde
Lois MacMaster Bujold
Ngaio Marsh
Agatha Christie


message 45: by Joy (new)

Joy (joylnorth) | 100 comments 1 Kurt Vonnegut (16)
2 William Shakespeare (15)
3 Jane Austen (9)
4 David Sedaris (8)
4 Margaret Atwood (8)


back to top