It’s been longer than I planned since I last posted, since we were down in Surrey and the internet connection was terrible. Anyway, this week’s theme is the authors I’ve read the most books from. Most of the authors on this list are children’s authors from decades or longer ago, so I feel my list will be rather different from most.
1. Enid Blyton – 50+ books
This woman’s basically the Queen of British children’s literature. She somehow managed to write over 800 books. Like, how is this even possible? I’ve read at least fifty of her books in my childhood, though probably more than that.
2. Caroline Lawrence – 18 books
The Roman Mysteries is probably the longest series I’ve ever read. And I’ve read a lot of long series.
3. L Frank Baum – 16 books
I read every Oz related book this guy wrote. There’s a lot of them. They’re all great. 😀
4. John Flanagan – 16 books
I look up this guy and I get a bunch of pictures of some football player 😛 anyway, I read the entire Rangers Apprentice series and loved all of them, even if the finale felt more like an opening for a spin off series than a finale. I’ve also read the first four Brotherband books, which started good and got much better, and tried in vain to get hold of book five.
5. Anne Digby – 16 books
I read a lot of British boarding school books when I was younger, and the Trebizon books were the best ones. The characters were a lot more interesting, realistic and diverse than Enid Blyton’s. I never got to finish the series. (the last two or three books are annoyingly hard to find) It turns out she also wrote a lot of the filler/sequel novels for Enid Blyton (who had a tendency to miss out years and stop a series before it was really finished – although I’m still not sure those fillers were really necessary)
6. Roald Dahl – 15 books
These might just be the easiest books to find in the UK. The local library had almost all of them and those they didn’t have, we owned, so obviously I’ve read all of Dahl’s children’s books at least once.
I loved the Anne of Green Gables books to pieces and own almost every book in the series. I also read some of Montgomery’s other books which were all good, especially The Story Girl and it’s sequel, The Golden Road. (those books are hilarious)
8. Edith Nesbit – about 10 books
Her books can be a little odd at times, but are generally very enjoyable. She also has a very unique way of writing, kind of quirky and old fashioned, that I like.
9. Lemony Snicket – 10 books
I never finished A Series of Unfortunate Events, but I might give it another try some time now I’m old enough to fully enjoy the dark quirkiness and not feel like throwing the books because they’re so darn depressing.
10. Laura Ingalls Wilder – 9 books
We own almost the entire Little House on the Prairie series in hardback, and I love them so very much.
So, those are the authors I’ve read the most of. Which authors have you read the most of?