29/07/2014

* Top Ten Tuesday * Shelfish Authors (AKA Authors who dominate my shelves)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, where we get to reveal our top ten of whatever they chose as the weekly topic! Click here for a list of future topics.
  So, this week's topic is about authors who take over my bookshelf, stealing all of that precious space for themselves. They lull me in with their awesome series, wow me with their stand-alones and turn me into a loyal fan who buys anything they've written.

I know, it's so shelfish of them!

 


Kate Brian 
When I first started reading YA, Kate Brian was one of the first authors I came across and I was obsessed with her Private series. I haven't read her books in years, but they're still sitting nicely on my shelves, reminding me of the good old days.

Private, Invitation Only, Confessions, Untouchable, Revelation, Inner Circle, Legacy, Ambition, Paradise Lost, Privilege, Beautiful Disaster, Last Christmas
= 12

Sarah Dessen
Sarah was the author I credit with rekindling my love of reading. I read Just Listen and after that I was hooked. Her last couple of books have been a bit disappointing, but I'm still a loyal reader and I'll continue to buy anything she writes!
Just Listen, The Truth About Forever, Along For the Ride, This Lullaby, Lock and Key, Someone Like You, What Happened to Goodbye, Dreamland, Keeping the Moon, That Summer, The Moon and More 
=  11

Maggie Stiefvater
I only discovered Maggie Stiefvater late last year / early this year, but she's already my all-time favourite author, taking over my bookshelf (and my life). After reading The Raven Boys, I was addicted to her writing and gorgeous storytelling and promptly went out and bought any other books of hers I could get my hands on.
Shiver, Linger, Forever, Sinner, The Scorpio Races, The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves
= 7


J.K. Rowling
This is pretty standard and I'm guessing it will be on most people's lists. I own all seven Harry Potter books, but I admit I haven't read any of J.K's other works. I love HP, but I think those are the only Rowling books I'm going to like.
Harry Potter series
= 7

Susane Colasanti
I used to really enjoy the simplicity of Susane's books and get lulled in by her awesome swoon-worthy blurbs, but I'm discovering lately that her stuff is a little too basic for me. I think they're for the very young teens, so I don't tend to buy her books any more. That being said, I do have some favourites that she's written and I can always rely on her for a good romance!
When it Happens, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, Take Me There, So Much Closer
= 5

Elizabeth Scott
I feel like I haven't read an Elizabeth Scott book in so long, but I always enjoy them when I do. She writes great contemporaries with surprising depth, and I have to give her credit for completely ripping me apart with Living Dead Girl. That was INTENSE!
Living Dead Girl, Perfect You, Something Maybe, Bloom, The Unwritten Rule
= 5

Lauren Oliver
 Although Requiem was a disaster (please, let's just not talk about it. It's too painful), I really do love Lauren Oliver's books. Delirium was awesome, Before I Fall was really touching, and Panic was a thrill-ride. Still a faithful Oliver fan and can't wait to see what she writes next!
Delirium, Pandemonium, Requiem, Before I Fall, Panic
= 5
Jennifer E. Smith
Jennifer is always a go-to for a nice, simple read. She writes cute contemporaries that are  tooth-achingly sweet and, though there isn't always a lot of depth, I enjoy kicking back with her books.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, This is What Happy Looks Like, The Geography of You and Me, You Are Here

=  4

Tahereh Mafi
I'm still upset at Tahereh for tricking me into reading a love triangle series because I NEVER read those and really detest them and I didn't realise this was one until the second book *glares*

Mafi's strength isn't really in dystopia or world building, but she's definitely got a knack for romance and the purple in her prose shines through in those scenes and really brings her story to life. I may not have enjoyed the final book in her series, but Mafi's unique writing style makes me interested to see what she'll come out with next.
Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Unite Me, Ignite Me

= 4

Lauren Barnholdt
Lauren's books are cute and simple and good beach reads for summer. Though I don't tend to wait with bated breath for her latest release, she's an author I like to check out every now and again.
Two Way Street, Aces Up, Sometimes it Happens, Reality Chick

= 4 



Which authors take up the most space on your shelves? Do you tend to buy any books a particular author writes, because you have so much faith in them? Have you ever been let down by a favourite author?


 



Allie is a Pimm's-obsessed reader, who dreams of road tripping over America, learning to surf & becoming fluent in all the languages of her heritage (which, sadly, does not include Elvish). If she's not reading or blogging, you can find her catching up on Teen Wolf, or reigning supreme with Scrabble/Mario Kart. Stalk her on twitter, instagram or goodreads.





26 comments:

  1. OH GOSH! THAT BANNER *PETS HER SCREEN* SO PRETTY LOVEEE!!! I only own one Dessen book *hides* and have yet to read it *runs away scared* But I will read it someday. It's The Truth About Forever :) MAGGGIEEEEEEE!!! I LOOOOVE HER BOOKS. I own a lot of books by her. I'm glad you discovered her magic :) I own all three Lauren Oliver books from her Delirium series. These paperbacks are so pretty and the inside design (chapter headers) are so gorgeous and dreamy. Ha! I hope I like Requiem even though everyone disliked it O.o And I want to own every Jennifer E. Smith book since her cover designs are so prettttttttttty *pets her Probability cover* Mine include Richelle Mead, JLA, Marissa Meyer, Miranda Kenneally, Cassie Clare, Julie Kagawa and more :)

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    1. Ohhh, but noooo you must own more Dessen. Though, her earlier stuff. Not her more recent stuff. Because the spirit is gone and NOPE. It doesn't compare. The Truth is one of her best so ENJOY IT IMMENSELY OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY WRATH.

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  2. Great list! I've read a lot of these too, but don't own them as they were borrows. I expect we'll see J.K. Rowling on a lot of lists today.

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    1. Yeah, I think JK will be rocking up everywhere. Understandable, though!

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  3. Love the topic and great picks. Mine would def be Jennifer Armentrout, Richelle Mead and JK for sheer numbers.

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    1. I haven't read a Jen Armetrout book yet. I know, I know, it's sacrilege ;)

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  4. Nice! I didn't bother counting mine! Would take too long and I was lazy at the time of writing my post. Even several days in advance! Probably should've but then I would have to drag out all my anthologies that are buried on my closet shelf and see which of my author choices were in there and that would take too long! Though I did list most all series that I read by them, so that worked enough for me! ;)

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. The OCD in me was compelled to count. I may have developed a twitch otherwise (hehe)

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  5. First, I just want to say that I love your blog! :) I really like your list for this week too. I have a few of the same authors on my list. There are a few of the mainly contemporary authors that you listed which I really need to get more books by.

    Here is my TTT

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    1. Thank you!

      I was actually surprised by which authors were on this list, because some of my favourites weren't. Which is kind of unacceptable and something I definitely plan on rectifying.

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  6. Yay for Sarah Dessen! I love Maggie Stiefvater's books too. Actually, there's a lot of good authors on your list. :)

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    1. I'm reading Maggie's latest now and OMGITISTOOAWESOMEFORWORDS. When Blue Lily, Lily Blue comes out, I fear I may die of excitement

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  7. I so completely agree with you about Requiem. The irony is, I preordered the hardcover copy, just expecting to love it. And now I feel like it taunts me. But I still love Lauren Oliver. A lot. I have a few Sarah Dessen books too, and Tahereh Mafi almost made my list too (I must confess, I think that was one of my favorite love triangles of all time).

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    1. Ahhh, it is taunting you. Sitting on your shelf all cocky like, 'yeaahhh you ordered an expensive copy of me and you had high expectations. HAHAHAHA, FOR SHAME'. *Tuts* Books can be such arseholes.

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  8. Love your post title, Allie! :D

    2. I've read 3 Sarah Dessen books so far, and they were just on the okay side of things for me. I've heard mixed things about the rest of her books. I guess it depends on whether or not you end up enjoying her writing style..

    3. I DNFed Shiver, but I have heard many amazing things about The Raven Boys and just purchased it recently. So excited to get to it! :)

    7. I've read Deliruim, Pandemonium and Panic, and all of them were just so-so reads for me. :( I guess this is another of those writing style-based reads, because I love the plots behind these books.

    8. I also own those four of Jennifer's books! ^_^ But I've only read The Statistical and This is What Happy Looks Like. Both were cute and enjoyable. :)

    9. I really enjoyed Shatter Me, but when the love triangle came around... Ha, no. But I really do enjoy reading her writing. It's just Warner the overly dramatic romance I don't like.

    Thanks for sharing, girl! :)

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    1. I think Sarah's books will always have a place in my heart because they're basically the first books I read when I as on the YA scene. So it's a bit of a nostalgia thing, I guess.

      THE RAVEN BOYS. Oh, Aimee. It's my favourite book of all-time, surpassed only by the sequel The Dream Thieves. I don't even know what Maggie created there, but it is wonderful and I am enraptured.

      Don't get me started on the Shatter Me triangle. I'll end up ranting about retcons and psychopathic love interests and the Internet will roll its eyes at me profusely

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  9. Love your new photo Allie! I'm so proud to see Harry Potter on everyone's lists hehe. Re. Lauren Oliver, I never got around to reading Requiem because of what everyone says about it. I've only read 1 Dessen book so far and I really enjoyed it as a light summer read. Haven't heard of the Private series, but it sounds like you really enjoyed it! I haven't read a lot of these authors actually and glad to find out some of your favourites.

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    1. Gracias!

      Requiem . . . yeah. You're not missing much by skipping that. I'll say no more on that matter ;)

      The Private books were very 'early reading' for me. Like Dessen, they were some of the first books I read when I started reading for fun again, so they're always going to be a bit special to me. That being said, I know if I read them again now, I would probably not enjoy them as much, if at all. Time is a slave to our varying whims and tastes, and I feel like the Private series belonged to a version of me that is entirely different to who I am now

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  10. oh yeah, I used to read Kate Brian too!! I love, love Sarah Dessen because This Lullaby + The Truth About Forever will always be staples to me.

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    1. Those are two of my favourite Dessens, so I'm grinning like an insane child at that. Oh, and Along for the Ride too, because how could that not be there? Homemade rice krispie treats, bean fights and all

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  11. Okay I have to admit i've only read one book by Kate Brian *backs away slowly with hands held up* REMEMBER I LOVE YOU ALLIE AND WOULD NEVER PURPOSELY HURT YOU oh and while your giving me that death stare I should also mention I haven't read anything by Sarah Dessen....REMEMBER YOU LOVE ME AND MY HUMOUR & WIT SO YOU CANT HURT ME OR YOUR ONLY HURTING YOURSELF

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    1. I forgive you, Lily. Not because I love you (GOD KNOWS I'M TOO NEGATIVE FOR LOVE :P) but because I get it. They're very much 'younger audience' books, and something I really doubt I'd pick up these days. I enjoyed the ride of them though! Very drama-filled and angst-ridden.

      The Sarah Dessen thing though. I'm not so quick to forgive that. There are some things, Lily, SOME ACTIONS OR LACK OF ACTIONS, that are beyond forgiveness. I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed. And if you can sleep at night knowing that, then I guess that's okay

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  12. Yay for Rowling! Not that it's surprising. I'm not exactly a big Dessen fan - first timer: gahhhhhh. *runs away* I would own Julie Kagawa or Rick Riordan books if I actually had some. I do have Cinder and Vampire Academy... but that's about it! O_O

    Cinder doesn't count. I didn't read it yet. :p

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    1. Cinder is awesome!!!! I wish I had more Marissa Meyer books. Read it now, Sophia, and be forever addicted!!

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  13. 3). Okay. I have a confession to make - I read Maggie's Raven Boys series a while back and I just didn't feel it, you know? I want to give it another try though sometime! :)

    4). I'm actually rereading the Harry Potter series at the moment, and I love it so much more the 2nd time around! Rowling's books are just incredible!

    7). I've read Before I Fall, Delirium and Panic, but sadly, they were all pretty meh to me. :/ But I know tons of people admire her books, and I will admit her writing is stunning!

    9). Even if it wasn't perfect, Mafi's Shatter Me trilogy was really enjoyable. I love her unique writing style and her romances.

    Thanks for sharing Allie! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

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    1. The Raven Boys . . . *cries* Oh, Zoe. NOOOOOOOOO *shakes fist at sky* ;)

      I'm re-watching the HP movies atm so, uhm, snap? hehe

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