Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Who Are Highly Represented in Our Libraries


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Top Ten Authors Who Are Highly Represented in Our Libraries (In other words, we have a LOT of their books!)


1. John Green

I own everything he has written. In fact, I have multiple copies of most of his books.

2. Kristin Cashore

I love this woman, and I could never give up the several copies I have of each of her books.

3. Jodi Picoult

I’ve only read three of her books, but I must own ten of them.

4. Matt de la Peña

I also own every book by this awesome guy. He is an incredible author.

5. Chris Crutcher

Who doesn’t love Chris Crutcher? I have quite the Crutcher collection.

Honorable Mention: John Steinbeck. But I thought it was boring to put him on my list.


#1-2 are from my home library, #3-5 are from my classroom library. This, like most of the TTT lists, was really hard for me because there are many other authors I could have included.. And I have to preface with the fact that these are the authors who I own the most books by, not the authors I’ve read the most.

1. Ernest Hemingway

During my literature degree, I was introduced first to Hemingway’s short stories then Sun Also Rises, and I fell in love with how he wrote. Since then I have only read Old Man and the Sea and A Farewell to Arms, but I own most of his books so I can, in my lifetime, read them all.

2. Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen is one of my dad’s favorite authors, and he introduced him to me while I was in college with Stormy Weather. Since then Hiaasen has also started writing MG and YA books, so I am happy to be able to promote him at school as well. And even though I haven’t read as many as I want to, I own MANY of Hiaasen’s books, and plan on reading all of them.

3. Anthony Horowitz

I LOVE his Alex Rider series as well as his Gatekeeper series (though I haven’t read it yet!), and my students love his books as well. I own all but 2 of his books, and even multiple copies of many of his books.

4. Roald Dahl

Dahl and Horowitz are the ones on the list who I have read the most of. Dahl was one of my favorite childhood authors, so I made sure to have his books in my classroom library for my students.

5. Margaret Paterson Haddix

Kids love Haddix! I own everything she has written, because I know it will get reader. Also, I really adored her Shadow Children series (I’ve read all but the last one. What is wrong with me?!), so I love sharing it with my kids.

Which authors make statements in your library?

RickiSig and Signature

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