Ten Authors I’m Happy To Share My Bookshelves With

29 Jul

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 KindtRed Handed, Mind MGMT 1 & 2, Revolver, and Superspy.

A.S. KingPlease Ignore Vera Dietz, Everybody Sees the Ants, The Dust of 100 Dogs, Reality Boy, and Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future.

Jacqueline WoodsonBrown Girl Dreaming, Miracle’s Boys, Feathers, Locomotion, and Peace, Locomotion.

E. LockhartThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, We Were Liars, and the Ruby Oliver series.

Laurie Halse AndersonSpeak, The Impossible Knife of Memory, Fever, and Catalyst

Nnedi OkoraforZahrah 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 – KindredParable of the SowerWild 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 KingsolverThe Poisonwood Bible, Prodigal Summer, Animal Dreams, The Lacuna, and Flight Behavior.

Kurt VonnegutSlaughterhouse 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.)

7 Responses to “Ten Authors I’m Happy To Share My Bookshelves With”

  1. Justin @ Justin's Book Blog 29. Jul, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    I honestly haven’t heard of a lot of these authors, but you definitely peaked my interest for some of them, and I will have to make sure to check out some of their books.

    Here is my TTT

  2. La Coccinelle @ The Ladybug Reads... 29. Jul, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    A. S. King is the only author here I’ve had any reading experience with. I did enjoy The Dust of 100 Dogs!

    • em 29. Jul, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

      I still need to read that one! I love her books.

  3. Enbrethiliel 29. Jul, 2014 at 2:38 pm #


    You raise an interesting question about Joss Whedon. If I had only one book by him, but own all the seasons of his TV series on DVD, he’d still deserve to make my list, wouldn’t he? A friend once described the TV show LOST as “a great novel” to me, and it stuck.

    • em 29. Jul, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

      If we got to count Buffy (the show), I’d get to add another 7 seasons to the mix. Love that show.

  4. Tessa 29. Jul, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    Great list! I love Maria Snyder’s Study series, but I still need to read the rest of her books. I have been meaning to read some of A.S. King’s books. Where should I start?
    My TTT

    • em 29. Jul, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

      Hmmm. Well, my favorite is Ask the Passengers, but I haven’t read a book by her that I haven’t loved. I would just check the descriptions and dive into whichever interests you the most!

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