Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is:  Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

Robert Jordan – 16 books

These books were all a part of The Wheel of Time series which is one of my absolute favorites!

Nicholas Sparks – 16 books

I grew up reading and collecting these with my mom.

Charlaine Harris – 15

All of the books I have read of hers are from the Sookie Stackhouse series.  Although the end of the series was not my favorite, I’ll still love these books forever.

Janette Oke – 14 books

Another group of books I grew up reading with my mom.  I’m not into Christian Fiction anymore but her books were a big part of my childhood so they’ll stay with me forever as well.

Valerie Tripp – 13 books

She is the author of a few of the American Girls series.  I’ve read all of the Molly and Felicity books plus one of the Josephina series.

Laura Ingalls Wilder – 9 books

Another series of books that was a huge part of my childhood.  I’ve been in the mood to reread these lately.

Jane Austen – 8 books

She being my favorite author, I clamor to get my hands on anything and everything Jane Austen.  I’ve read her 6 full novels plus The Watsons, Sanditon, and Lady Susan.

L.M. Montgomery – 8 books

Yet another series that has had an impact on my childhood and my entire life.  Anne Shirley will always be a kindred spirit and bosom friend to me.

J.K. Rowling – 8 books

I first fell in love with Rowling with Harry Potter, as everyone else.  Along with The Casual Vacancy, I just love her writing.

L.J. Smith – 7 books

I have always had an interest in vampires so I finally read The Vampire Diaries books in the last year or two.

So those are the top ten authors I’ve read the most books from.  Were any of these authors on your lists this week?  Who are some of the authors you’ve read the most books from?

Tour My Bookshelves – Part 2

Tour My BookshelvesToday is week 2 of the Tour My Bookshelves series.  If you missed my first post, check it out here.  Basically each week I am going to take you on a tour of my bookshelves, room by room all throughout the month of August.

This week I will be showing you the bookshelves in my bedroom  I have a tall 5 shelf bookshelf, a short 2 shelf and my blog cart holds some of my ARCs.  I actually turned my 5 shelf into a 6 shelf.  I went to Menards and the finished shelves they have don’t fit any of the shelves in my house so I had to make do with something else.  Luckily there was the perfect board in the bargain wood section.  It was a little too long but the depth was perfect.  I got it for less than $2.  My dad has a table saw so I just brought it over to his house to shorten the length.    For now it will not match the rest of the shelf because it is just plain wood.  It’s been too humid here to for paint to dry properly.

Bedroom Tall Shelf FullThere is the bookshelf in all it’s glory.  I keep my TBR jars on this bookshelf.  And even though I made them months ago, I have yet to use them.    The top three shelves and the bottom shelf are organized specifically and the middle three aren’t organized any special way.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 1Shelf 1 holds my Nicholas Sparks collection and part of my Tudors collection.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 2Shelf 2 holds my Philippa Gregory collection and other Tudor novels.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 3Shelf 3 holds my Tudor non-fictions and my Ireland collection, both fiction and non.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 4Shelf 4 has a random selection of books.  In the middle I do have all of my Tracy Chevalier books together.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 5Shelf 5 starts off with The Chronicles of Narnia and Anne of Green Gables and then moves into a random assortment of books.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 6Shelf 6 holds all of my Dear America and Royal Diaries books.  I had a little bit of extra space so for now I have A Lifetime of Secrets there until I can collect more Dear Americas and/or Royal Diaries.

I have a smaller bookshelf that also holds our TV.  Now that I have added a shelf plus the bookshelf from last week’s tour, I was able to clear out space for other items I needed to store.

Bedroom Small Shelf FullOn the top shelf I have my Wii and Wii Fit Balance Board along with my 70th anniversary GWTW dvd set.

Bedroom Small Shelf 2Shelf 2 holds my photo boxes and some of my husband’s books.

Bedroom Small Shelf 3Shelf 3 holds more of my books.  No real order to this shelf.

And the final book spot in my bedroom is the ARC shelf on my blog cart.

Bedroom ARC ShelfIt is full now, with my more recent ARCs on the new shelf in our office.  My blogiversary is coming up next month so I plan on doing a giveaway to pass some of these on.

Stay tuned next Monday to see more of my bookshelves!

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 15

30 Day Book ChallengeDay 15: A book that makes you cry

I had a little trouble coming up with one for this day.  I’ve already posted about The Fault In Our Stars by John Green making me cry.  I don’t want to post about that one again.  But I did remember that I might have teared up a little while reading The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks.

Image result for the longest ride book coverPlot Synopsis from Goodreads:

Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.

A few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward — even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans — a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

The parts with Ira were the parts where I teared up a little.  Such a cute love story.  Nicholas Sparks books are so corny but I love them anyways.