Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature created at the fabulous The Broke and the Bookish, featuring weekly top ten lists on a variety of bookish topics. This Tuesday the topic is “Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From”. My list includes graphic novelists and authors writing for tweens, teens, and adults.
This list is frequently changing as I try to keep my bookshelves under control by clearing them off every few months and donating to the library. For example, a month or so ago this list would have included Jeff Lemire (Essex County and his run on Animal Man) and Brian K. Vaughan (Saga and Runaways), but now these books find their home on the public library’s shelf or the library user’s nightstand. At the moment, however, here are the most represented authors in my home library:
“Joss Whedon and friends“ (Andrew Chambliss, Jane Espenson, Georges Jeanty, Drew Goddard, Brian K. Vaughan, Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs, etc. – I didn’t have time to go through comic by comic to see which authors were most represented nor to list each contributors name, but I appreciate each and every one of them!) – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Seasons 8, 9, & 10 and Willow Wonderland comics.
Matt Kindt – Red Handed, Mind MGMT 1 & 2, Revolver, and Superspy.
A.S. King – Please Ignore Vera Dietz, Everybody Sees the Ants, The Dust of 100 Dogs, Reality Boy, and Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future.
Jacqueline Woodson – Brown Girl Dreaming, Miracle’s Boys, Feathers, Locomotion, and Peace, Locomotion.
E. Lockhart – The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, We Were Liars, and the Ruby Oliver series.
Laurie Halse Anderson – Speak, The Impossible Knife of Memory, Fever, and Catalyst
Nnedi Okorafor – Zahrah the Windseeker (hardcover and paperback, because it’s good to have an extra copy to share), Akata Witch, Who Fears Death, and The Shadow Speaker.
Octavia Butler – Kindred, Parable of the Sower, Wild Seed (x2 because a girl shouldn’t have to pick between these two fabulous covers), and A Woman’s Liberation: A Choice of Futures By and About Women (this short story anthology includes “Speech Sounds” by Octavia Butler and since I purchased the anthology specifically for this story, I count it towards her shelf count).
These two authors’ books I share with my husband, because sharing books is caring (and he doesn’t read YA):
Barbara Kingsolver – The Poisonwood Bible, Prodigal Summer, Animal Dreams, The Lacuna, and Flight Behavior.
Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse Five, Player Piano, Breakfast of Champions, and Welcome to the Monkey House. (Cat’s Cradle, one of my favorite Vonnegut titles, was laid to rest during vacation in Guatemala. It had a good good life. I have yet to purchase a replacement.)