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message 1: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Feb 13, 2011 10:54PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28253 comments Don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but GR now has a way to view your most read authors.
To view your list:

1. Click on "my books"
2. Scroll to the bottom of your shelf list
3. Click on "most read authors"

If you click on the author's name, it takes you to their page. If you click on the # read, it takes you to your shelves, showing all books on your list by that author (read or not).


message 2: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Feb 13, 2011 10:53PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28253 comments My Top 10:
My Full List


author // books read
1 Kelley Armstrong 18
2 Anne Rice 16
3 Keri Arthur 15
4 Charlaine Harris 13
4 Nalini Singh 13
5 Kay Hooper 12
5 Rachel Vincent 12
5 J.R. Ward 12
6 Gena Showalter 11
7 Kim Harrison 10
7 MaryJanice Davidson 10
8 Piers Anthony 9
8 Patricia Briggs 9
8 Richelle Mead 9
9 Caitlin Kittredge 8
9 Karen Chance 8
9 Simon R. Green 8
9 P.C. Cast 8
10 Michele Bardsley 7


(I didn't add all books read pre-GR, but this is a good breakdown - "most read from ~ 2000-present)


message 3: by Desperado (last edited Feb 14, 2011 12:09AM) (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments Top 10

1. Laurell K. Hamilton 28
2. Lisa Kleypas 21
3. Virginia Henley 20
3. Jude Deveraux 20
4. Meg Cabot 18
4. Teresa Medeiros 18
4. Johanna Lindsey 18
5. Christine Feehan 17
6. Julie Garwood 16
6. Sherrilyn Kenyon 16
7. Rosemary Rogers 15
7. Katie MacAlister 15
7. Francesca Lia Block 15
7. Lora Leigh 15
8. Kat Martin 14
8. Gena Showalter 14
9. Kresley Cole 13
10. Karen Robards 12
10. Judith McNaught 12

I am beyond disgusted that LKH is #1. I put her on my shit list a long time ago but she is forever immortalized in my "most read authors"! *sob*

I also see that half of my top 10 "most read authors" are authors that primarily write historical romances. So that's why my HR shelf has almost 400 books on it.


message 4: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28253 comments :) It's interesting to see listed that way, isn't it? I was surprised where my favorites fell. But, if they're new(er) they'd of course be closer to the bottom of the list.


message 5: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Aww poor Lethal!
I had Richelle Mead at the top. Happy with that. Was surprised to find Lilith Saintcrow second though but the majority are under 10 books so it all could change! :)


message 6: by Literary Ames (new)

Literary Ames (amyorames) | 1854 comments Thanks for mentioning this, Steph.

Top 10

1. Sherrilyn Kenyon 22
1. Laurell K. Hamilton 22
3. Kelley Armstrong 16
3. Janet Evanovich 16
5. Nalini Singh 13
6. Charlaine Harris 12
6. Kim Harrison 12
8. Rachel Caine 10
8. Rachel Vincent 10
10. Carrie Vaughn 9
10. Patricia Briggs 9
12. Ilona Andrews 8
13. Shelly Laurenston 7

It seemed wrong not to add the last two considering I love them so much. ;)


message 7: by Jackie M (new)

Jackie M | 695 comments This is my top ten. I really only read Historical Romance before I got into PNR&UF.


1. Johanna Lindsey 49
2. Linda Lael Miller 42
3. Elizabeth Lowell 34
4. Danielle Steel 28
5. Jude Deveraux 18
6. Lisa Kleypas 17
7. V.C. Andrews 16
8. Charlaine Harris 14
9. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 12
10. J.R. Ward 11
10. Richelle Mead 11
10. Sherrilyn Kenyon 11


message 8: by Lisa M (new)

Lisa M (lamessegee) | 171 comments Here are my top 10 of the past year, since I started adding books to Goodreads. Includes books coming out this year.

1 Sherrilyn Kenyon 22
2 Lynsay Sands 14
3 Gena Showalter 11
4 Kerrelyn Sparks 9
4 J.K. Rowling 9
4 Christine Warren 9
4 Lori Handeland 9
8 Lara Adrian 8
8 Kresley Cole 8
8 Angela Knight 8

It's too bad that some of my favorites, like Larissa Ione, aren't listed simply because their series are shorter.


message 9: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28253 comments Lisa Anne wrote: "It's too bad that some of my favorites, like Larissa Ione, aren't listed simply because their series are shorter. "

Same w/some of my faves.


message 10: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23494 comments My sins of a misspent youth reading silhouette romances are here on display, as well as science fiction, yay, not to mention the odd historical.

1 Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Stephanie James/Jayne Castle 145
2 Viola Grace 60
3 Georgette Heyer 46
4 Alistair MacLean 36
5 Stephanie Laurens 34
5 Emma Darcy 34
7 Marie Harte 27
8 Mandy M. Roth 26
9 Michelle M. Pillow 24
10 Charlotte Lamb 22
11 Loribelle Hunt 21
12 Emma Goldrick 20
13 Peter David 19
14 Angela Knight 18
14 Tianna Xander 18
14 Jory Strong 18
17 J.D. Robb 17


message 11: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28253 comments Holy series, Bat Girl! That's a whole lotta Krentz/Quick/James/Castle! LOL!


message 12: by Sandra J (new)

Sandra J Weaver (sandraweaver) | 145 comments JAK is my number one also. And her other names make my top 10.


message 13: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23494 comments Yeah, mine were sprinkled in too, so I combined them to make it fair to the other authors. LOL.


message 14: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28253 comments :)


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