Every year, I track my most read authors (according to GoodReads) to see if there are any changes in my reading habits.
Last Years Most Read Authors: (read the full post)
- Meg Cabot – 29
- Julia Quinn – 15
- Charlaine Harris – 11
- Philip Reeve – 9
- J.K. Rowling – 8
- Richelle Mead & Diana Gabaldon – 7
- Anna Godbersen, David Levithan, Megan McCafferty & Rick Riordan – 6
Most Read Authors of 2013
- Meg Cabot – 30
- Julia Quinn – 17
- Charlaine Harris – 11
- Philip Reeve – 9
- David Levithan, Megan McCafferty, Diana Gabaldon, & J.K. Rowling – 8
- Richelle Mead, Maggie Stiefvater, & Eloisa James – 7
My list hasn’t changed much since the last year. The only new authors on the list are Maggie Stiefvater and Eloisa James.
I have a long way to go before I beat out Meg Cabot as my most read author. I basically just read her books throughout my adolescent years. So it doesn’t surprise me that she continues to be my most read author.
Maggie Stiefvater is continuing to be one of my must-buy authors whose books I automatically read. The addition of Eloisa James on my list reflects my growing love of historical romance.
Wow, it has almost been a whole year since I did my first post on my Most Read Authors (according to GoodReads). Last year’s results were quite shocking for me since I just didn’t realize the amount of books I’ve read by certain authors.
I’ve obviously read a lot more books in the last year, so I’ll be curious to see how the numbers have or have not changed.
Last Year’s Most Read Authors:
- Meg Cabot – 28
- Julia Quinn – 12
- Charlaine Harris – 10
- Philip Reeve & J.K. Rowling – 8
- Diana Gabaldon – 7
- Megan McCafferty – 5
- Libba Bray, Anna Godsbersen, David Levithan – 4
Most Read Authors of 2012 So Far
1. Meg Cabot – 29: I think it will be a long time before someone takes the number one spot from Meg Cabot. I basically spent my entire teen years reading her books. And of course, I can now say my “entire teen years” because I am no longer, unfortunately, a teenager since I turned 20. But that’s off-topic.
2. Julia Quinn – 15: I fell in love with historical romance through Julia Quinn. I’m still making my way through all her books so it might take a while, but I think Julia Quinn has the best shot of dethroning Meg Cabot as my most read author.
3. Charlaine Harris – 11: Since I really did not like the latest Sookie Stackhouse book, I’m a little bit embarassed to have read them all. Alas, I can’t hide that fact and so, Charlaine Harris has made my list.
4. Philip Reeve – 9: I honestly hold all other science fiction – especially steampunk! – books up against Philip Reeve’s novels. If you have not heard of him, look up his Mortal Engine series. They are so hard to find in the US, but they are worth searching for.
5. J.K. Rowling – 8: Harry Potter + Beedle the Bard. I guess i did not include Quidditch Through the Ages nor Fantastic Beasts on GoodReads.
6. Richelle Mead & Diana Gabaldon – 7: Well, I read the entire Vampire Academy series last year, so this isn’t too surprising. I do plan on reading more Gabaldon in 2012, but I also do plan on continuing Richelle Mead’s spin-off series so we’ll have to see if we break this tie next year!
7. Anna Godbersen, David Levithan, Megan McCafferty & Rick Riordan – 6: I will always read a book by David Levithan. I know there are still some older books that I haven’t gotten to yet. I guess I’ll read more Anna Godbersen when the next Bright Young Things book comes out, but it’s not really high on my priority. On the other hand, Rick Riordan’s books have been put on hold until he completes another series. I’d rather just read all of his books straight through! Rick Riordan is the only new author to make the list this year. Sorry, Libba Bray! You’ve been booted.
Summary: With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his “child” Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows.
Heroine: In the first few books of this series, it amazed me on how vain Sookie Stackhouse was. Never in my life have I encountered a main character who described her grooming habits so often. I thought it died down after the first few books, but in DEAD RECKONING, it seems to be the only thing that Sookie does! Shaving, bathing, brushing her hair, painting her nails. She’s like a walking, talking Barbie doll who dates a vampire. I hate to say it, but I am sick and tired of Sookie’s southern hospitality and overall cutesyness. Geeeeeez. I’m usually a fan of Sookie, but I feel like everything I don’t like about her are emphasized in this book.
Hero: Okay, I’m Team Bill, but usually I can see the appeal of Eric. Hot blond viking… okay. But as the series progresses, I see it less and less. He doesn’t really do anything but find ways to control Sookie. He didn’t do anything remotely romantic in this book. Nothing swoon-worthy. It’s a bit disappointing.
Supporting Cast: Bubba makes an appearance!!!! I love it whenever he plays a role in the book. His role is minor and towards the end, but it was better than no appearance at all. I did like Pam’s role in this book, but unfortunately, she wasn’t the same snarky character. Due to her circumstances, it was understandable.
Plot: I honestly wanted to bang my head against a wall for the first 2/3rds of the book. But the plot did pick up in the last 50 or so pages and I enjoyed it quite a bit… but not enough for me to change my overall impression of the book. This book was just down right dull compared to the
Romance: Errr… How is this book supposed to be romantic again? I used to think that this book had such an epic love triangle, but it’s fizzled to nothing but squabble.
Love Potion Strength:
I’m unfortunately having trouble remembering why I like this series so much. It’s been a year – maybe – since I read the previous book. The writing is really not that great. The characters – especially Sookie – grate on my nerves. I don’t know if I can continue this series.