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philip918

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Most-Read Authors
« on: April 26, 2016, 01:43:54 PM »
By number of books read:

Patricia Cornwell (8 ) - was into her crime fiction when I was in high school

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (7) - my favorite author

Yasunari Kawabata (7) - also my favorite author

Tom Clancy (6) - another a high school favorite

Jack Kerouac (4) - I've read On the Road four times. Three of those when it was the only book I had while traveling for a month.

Raymond Chandler (4) - just one of the best there is

Tom Robbins (4) - a short, weird phase that was lovely for a few months and then his style wore me out


If you count series:

Brian Jacques (14) - The Redwall series was my leap into "real" books when I was seven or eight.

JK Rowling (7) - Harry Potter
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Re: Most-Read Authors
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2016, 02:20:42 PM »
Lillian Jackson Braun "The Cat Who..." series gives it to her hands down...something like 25 novels.

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 02:41:22 PM »
Kurt Vonnegut - 14 novels and around 10 short story/essay collections

Italo Calvino - around a dozen books, both novels and story collections

Isaac Asimov - I think 17 novels and maybe a dozen short story collections

Connie Willis - 5 novels, 3 collections of stories/novellas

Stephen King - 16-17 novels, 6 collections (most when I was a kid)

James Thurber - I dunno, around 9 or 10


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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 02:44:08 PM »
R.L. Stine I loved his Give Yourself Goosebumps game books as a kid, and I've read'em a lot. It's like discovering a new adventure with each ending. Can't remember how many books... maybe 12-18.

Enid Blyton Read a number of her books for my school's reading sessions. 4-5 books, I think.

E. B. White Charlotte's Web. I could hardly forget that one. It's part of our literature assignment.

And that's it, unless comic book authors count.
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Re: Most-Read Authors
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 02:52:46 PM »
That's impressive, Martin!
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Re: Most-Read Authors
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 03:38:11 PM »
Jeanette Winterson (8)

Henry Miller (7)

Raymond Carver (7, if his poetry collection counts as 4 separate books)

JK Rowling (7)

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Re: Most-Read Authors
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2016, 10:00:16 PM »
Madeleine L'Engle (10)

Madeleine Brent (9)   my favorite!

Robin McKinley (8 )

J.K. Rowling (7)

Shannon Hale (6)

Jane Austen (5)

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Re: Most-Read Authors
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2016, 10:12:50 PM »
I have "read" 10 JK Rowling books, but only read 1. #audiobooks

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Re: Most-Read Authors
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2016, 11:48:17 PM »
Starting at 7;

Isaac Asimov
Orson Scott Card
Raymond Chandler
Ian Fleming
Graham Greene
Walter Mosley
Richard Stark

8- James Crumley

13- Iain M Banks, Stephen King

14- James Ellroy

18- Lee Child

24- John D MacDonald, Larry Niven

33- Elmore Leonard
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Re: Most-Read Authors
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2016, 04:54:52 AM »
As an adult.

Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir - (~75) Although ghostwriters wrote a lot of these books, it is all from the very pulp series of The Destroyer
Douglas Reeman (as Alexander Kent) - (15)
Isaac Asimov - (13)
Craig Thomas - (13)
Raymond E Feist - (12)
Jim Butcher - (12)
Peter Lovesey - (9+)
Trudi Canavan - (9)
Naomi Novik - (9)
Jennifer Fallon - (9)
Orson Scott Card - (~9)
Ngaio Marsh - (8+)
J.K. Rowling - (8 )
Kevin J Anderson - (8 )
George R. R. Martin - (7)

There are probably several other fantasy and sci fi writers I have left off.