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Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

Happy Top Ten Tuesday, friends! Today's topic was interesting and gave me a chance to riffle through all of my bookshelves (like I need an excuse) and also let me look back over the many years of Christian fiction reading I've had. Oh, the memories, readers! I remember reading so many of these and if ever I get through all the books that I have yet to read - both for review purposes and also just because I own books I've never read, I'd love to revisit some of these (plus, read some that I haven't gotten to), many of which are "always" favorites.

Since there are a LOT Of books on today's list, I won't be individually linking to them through Goodreads, but I will give you the link for the authors Goodreads profile and hope that is helpful for today.

The Broke and the Bookish Topic today is:

Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From
 
 
Colleen Coble

Colleen is always a great read. I'm enjoying her summer-y Hope Beach novels and am looking forward to her historical series... someday.
 

For a girl who isn't all that fond of "western fiction," as a teen, I fell head over heels for Lori's fun western fiction - first with the Brides of the West, then her later Men of the Saddle books. If you like Mary Connealy, check into these - and I also just have to say, Now and Always is still one of my favorite contemporaries.
 


Love this authors suspense writing - and her last book, Trapped was exceptionally good.
 

It had been years since I read one of Robin's novels, though last year, I did read Beloved and am glad I did. It was sweet and reminded me how much I still love some of her classics, like, Speak to me of Love. Plus I have memories of reading Loving Libby (or Catching Katie) on my first (and only) trip to Alaska.

...and I'm excited to read her new contemporary series which launches this year.
 
 
 
My favorite from this author is her O'Malley series (Alaskan Courage fangirls, take note of these) and while, I've yet to read her newer Bethany House novels, I have to be honest, I'm skeptical.
 
 
This is one of the best authors in contemporary romance, though in what seems to be a trend for today's Top Ten Tuesday, I'm realizing that with exception to three books from this author, I've yet to read the books I own, penned by her. Hmm... that hardly seems right!
 
 
Okay, I'll fess up. I've only read TWO of Ronie's books, but I am sold and will for sure want to read more. My mother has read them all (not to mention, she's currently binge reading Ronie's newest Team Zulu novellas) and I've had respected blogging friends tell me to get on board, plus my own reading of Talon and Raptor 6 has convinced me, these are going to be good.
 
I also own Ronie's debut novel (e-book) as well as e-books of what is out in her Team Zulu novels.
 
 
 
This is the author who started it all, folks. Still remember reading her books on winter nights with the family, getting the words wrong because I didn't know how they were pronounced and being a giddy teen learning the movies were being made. This graphic isn't a fair representation of all the books I own by this wonderful author.

While the genre may not be "my thing" like it used to be, these are books I cannot easily part with.
 
 
This is an appropriate name to have on here considering Tracie just celebrated an awesome milestone. Excited to read some of these yet, though I think, overall the books I like most from Tracie are those she's co-authored, particularly the Broadmoor Legacy.
 
 
 
The talent that stems from this lady's pen amazes me. Seriously, she writes every genre and does it all so well. (In fact, don't let the graphic mislead you, I own more than just these from Susan.) I started with Deep Haven and am now back there with her latest Christiansen family series, and peeps, let me tell you... it's wonderful. Just finished her newest book and it's a must read.
 
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Those are some of the authors I own the most books from. What about you?
 
Is there an author you'll buy any and all of their books? Is so, who is it and why?
 
Share any bookish comments below.

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  1. I own a lot of Dee Henderson and Terri Blackstock. I own all of Veronica Roth's and getting all of Gayle Forman (those 2 are YA authors)

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    1. Sounds like great authors, Shannon! I only have a few of Terri's, though what I've read are excellent. Veronica's... let's see, I think I have two of hers and one of Gayle's. Do you like Gayle? I'm hoping to read the book prior to the movie adaptation because I thought it looked good. :)

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  2. I musy have every one of Dan Walsh, Lynn Austin, Denish Hildreth Jones, Lisa Wingate, and Francine Rivers books!

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    1. Ooo! Lynn Austin used to be one of my very favorites though I've not read one of her books for eons. I recently saw that Wonderland Creek was really good by her (hope that's the right title... going off memory here). I'll have to look into more by her.

      Thanks for dropping by, Joyanne. :)

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  3. Great list! All of these authors are new to me, lol, but they all look and sound interesting :)

    My TTT

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    1. Isn't it a blast to discover new authors?? Hope you find some news ones to potentially try, Lianne. :)

      Off to check out your TTT...

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  4. Janette Oke and Dee Henderson also made my list. There are so many others too.

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    1. There are indeed, Dawn! I had to chose between a few in order to keep this to ten authors. :)

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  5. I agree with you on Susan May Warren!!! One of my favorite authors for sure!!!

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    1. Ditto. She's a rock star in Christian fiction. :)

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  6. This is a neat topic! :) I looked through my shelves, and these are the authors that I own the most books from: C.S. Lewis (close to 20, counting multiples!), Lemony Snicket (15- the 13 book Series of Unfortunate Events bumped this one up), Roald Dahl (12), Jane Austen (10, counting multiples), J.K. Rowling (10, also some multiples), Laura Ingalls Wilder (10), Shannon Hale (9), and Deeanne Gist (7).

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    1. Wasn't it? I had lots of fun with it, Kristin. :)

      Ooo! I need to own more from C.S. Lewis (I think all I have are the Narnia books), he's an epically good writer. Plus, I should build up my Austen collection. I have the good intentions of trying to read more from her. Someday. Laura Ingalls Wilder, how could I forget her? I own lots of hers too and one of these days, I must read Shannon Hale. Her books look way fun. :)

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  7. I know it sounds cliche at this point, but I'd read anything by John Green at the moment! I used to read Jannette Oke when I was younger. She is kind of an author you tend to grow out of, but she's great for older kids.

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    1. That's awesome, Leah. I am considering reading The Fault in Our Stars before renting the movie, but... I'm skeptical. I'll have to make a real effort to get to the book.

      I know what you mean about Janette Oke. I don't think I could easily part with her books because of those memories, but she isn't an author I clamor to read these days... and that's okay.

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    2. Oh my goodness if you're on the fence about reading "The Fault in Our Stars" then don't be! It's an amazing book! The film was as good as it could possibly be, but it's not the book. Read it!!!

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    3. Okay, I'm sold. ;) I've been told I should read it even by people who didn't "love" it, so I suppose I really should. Hopefully I'll read it prior to renting the movie because otherwise, I may have NO hope of getting it read (I tend to like reading the book prior to the film).

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  8. I've read some of these books. Have to give a shout-out to Irene Hannon's The Guardians of Justice series! The characters in it are SO memorable! Why, I think I read the first book in just one day. Could not bring myself to put it down. Nice to see your list, Rissi.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked Irene's Guardians of Justice series, Ganise. I remember liking the series too, though I think I am liking her newest a smidgeon better. Either way, she has some awesome books, and I'm looking forward to her 2015 series too.

      Nice to see you stop in, Ganise. Thanks - as always, for visiting. :)

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  9. All of these are new authors to me, but since I love your style, I will have to check them out
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Aw, thanks, Missie! That's kind of you to say; I hope you find some new books to enjoy/read - I'll confess, I'm always nervous when recommending. :)

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  10. Great list Rissi! You have some great classics on there. :-) Robin Lee Hatcher's books are so fun. And I need to look into more Susan May Warren's books.

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    1. Robin's are fun! I remember reading her books way back when and this past year, I revisited one of hers and really enjoyed it; excited about her contemporary series this year. :)

      You do indeed, Kate. Susan is a lovely author. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

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  11. Along with two you mentioned -Ronnie Kendig & Susan May Warren, I also have read and have all but 2 books of Mary Lu Tyndall. I love her style and the characters leap off the page, oh, and I love Pirates which are in most of her books. :)

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    1. Fun! Pirate stories are neat, though I'm not sure I've read many - mainly I've got a vision of the Disney pirate movies. Glad you enjoy Mary Lu's novels, LJ. The covers are always pretty. :)

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  12. FUN! Susan May Warren is definitely probably the one I own the most books from. I love everything she writes. EVERYTHING! I also own a ton of Ted Dekker's stuff. Hmm, now I feel the need to go home and look at my shelves to see who else takes up tons of space. I have lots of Rachel Hauck. There are some newer authors that I'm pretty sure if you give it five or six years, they'll be the ones filling up my shelves too as more and more books come out. For instance, I HAVE to have everything Jody Hedlund, Laura Frantz and Elizabeth Camden write.

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    1. I agree on the Susan May Warren shout-out, Melissa. She's such a special author and I'm amazed at her talent. I probably have nearly everything by her - though there may be one or two I missed out on owning.

      You know, I don't think I've read any of Ted's; Rachel is also a special author and I own lots of hers as well (at least her newest series and maybe her Beaufort books...) plus the gorgeous The Wedding Dress that I still *have* to read.

      Oo! What great historical authors to pick. I love Elizbaeth's books; they're very elegantly written while still feeling "organic" or genuine. Jody's are good too - I read A Noble Groom and really liked it and am anticipating reading her newest novel, which I won in one of her giveaways. :)

      I know that shelf feeling; I'm the same, though it was fun to go through and relive some of the "classics" I read once upon a time - and I've no doubt many of your novels will soon be taking up shelf space for me! :)

      Always glad you stopped in, Melissa.

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  13. What a great list! I should have done this one, but we have a lot going on this week and next and I've been cutting back anything unnecessary, for the most part. Fun post!!

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    1. I know how those kind of weeks go, Tressa! *sigh* It's just part of the busyness of life, right?? :)

      Hope you can join in TTT again, soon; it is a fun meme.

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  14. Oooh, Denise Hunter! She is one of my favorites, but when I stop and think about it I've actually only read 2 of her books plus a novella. And yet she is still on my favorites list. I keep thinking I'll go back and read some of her older stuff that I've missed, but I never seem to have the time. I absolutely love her current Chapel Springs series though!

    I think Janette Oke is the starting point for lots of young girls. I read through all the Anne of Green Gables, Narnia, Little House on the Prairie, etc, when I was younger, but when I was ready to start transitioning into more "mature" fiction I read through most of Janette's books. They are a great stepping stone, almost a rite of passage! :)

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    1. That's the same with me, Valerie! It's crazy. I love her books (her new series and The Trouble with Cowboys), but most of them (which I do own) I've not had the chance to read. *sigh* I need to remedy that - and I am right there with you, it comes down to time. I'm so booked with review novels. :)

      Well said. Janette Oke is an excellent starting point - and I love them for getting me fully invested in reading. They're classics in their own right and for me, hold many fond memories. :)

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  15. Hmm....let me think.....Karen Kingsbury (I know, shocker, right? ;)). I own all of Katie Ganshert's books. And for some reason, I feel I own more Irene Hannon than I actually do =P

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  16. Of course I own about 40 Nancy Drew books....all of Jane Austen....all of Louisa May Alcott....all of Sherlock Holmes....do the classics count ;)

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    1. No surprise there, Ella. ;) I'm so glad you enjoy Karen's books - I just saw one of hers the other day when I was cleaning (the dandelion novel... I think) and thought of you. Love Katie's writing - her last novel was beautiful.

      Classics totally count! I realized when I was making this, I didn't even consider my classics (like Narnia or Laura Ingalls), and my cousin owns TONS of Nancy Drew. I bought the new rereleases (there are four so far) because oh, my! The covers are stunning.

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  17. You have pretty much ALL of my favorite authors up there! The only one I don't think I've read from is Lori Copeland but I've heard all good things. The authors I have multiple books from is Susan May Warren, Denise Hunter, Dani Pettrey, Katie Ganshert, and Kim Vogel Sawyer. Love this post!!

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    1. Lori Copeland was another author from my teen years, but I still have fond memories and there are a couple of her contemporaries that my memory still loves (who knows what impression I'd form if I reread them today). Susan is always a favorite; Katie and Denise write beautifully, and of course, I adore all of Dani's books! Don't think I've read any of Kim's. Guess that's a "new" author for me to check out. :)

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  18. I think Erynn Mangum and Julie Klassen are about the only ones that I own every single book they've written. I know I've probably said this before, but just about every writer out there is hit and miss with me. I may love several of their stories, but there seems to always be one or more that simply don't strike my fancy. I guess I'm just too picky? Or something....

    Anyway! I can agree totally about Susan May Warren's writing! She's amazingly talented. While I don't own all of her books, I'm pretty sure I've enjoyed just about every single one of them. :)

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    1. I cannot believe I skipped over your comment, Kara! Sorry about that. :/

      Fun. When a reader finds an author they like/admire, it's THE BEST to collect all of their books - or that's what I feel. ;) Not at all. If you are, we'll be picky together, because I get that mentality and probably have it myself with select books/authors. It's important to know what we like (in my opinion), so I'm glad that I'm striving to figure that out.

      Yes! I probably own nearly all of Susan's novels, too. They're just beautiful and she continues to get BETTER and BETTER! :)

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  19. Fantastic list, Rissi! I haven't read them all but I like many of them! I, too, first began with Janette Oke! They were lovely then and still wonderful today!

    I had the honor to correspond recently with writer Lori Copeland for an interview - for her Hallmark movie Stranded in Paradise. She was very delightful! I could just feel her joyful energy through her e-mails!

    My faves these days are: Karen Witemeyer and Julie Klassen!!!

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    1. Aw, how cool. I just have such fond memories of reading Janette Oke because of that, they'll always be special to my reader's heart.

      That's awesome! It's been so long since I read any of Lori's novels, though I don't think I ever read the book the Hallmark was based off of. (My bad.) Hopefully I'll be able to see the movie soon. :)

      Fun favorites! I know lots of readers get a kick out of Karen's laugh-out-loud stories. And her covers? They're darling!

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