I wasn't going to do this week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish), because I just did last week's, but then I decided I really wanted to and so here I am. I could swear I already did a similar post to this, but I can't find it, so I guess I didn't! Anyway, these are the top ten authors that I have read - including children's books (that I have recorded on Goodreads, since I'm going off their automatically generated most read authors list) and also shared pseudonyms.
1st, at 34 books: Kathryn Kenny + Julie Campbell
Kathryn Kenny is a pseudonym which was used by multiple authors to write the Trixie Belden books after Julie Campbell stopped. As you can see, I read a lot of these books when I was younger.
2nd, at 13 books: Cassandra ClareI've read both of Cassandra Clares series - The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. I've also read The Bane Chronicles, The Iron Trial and the manga series for The Infernal Devices, which has also gone toward this tally. I can't wait to read The Dark Artifices. The Mortal Instruments was one of the first YA series I got into, and I think I chose pretty well. I know a lot of people are not in the same boat as me, but I will read anything that Cassandra Clare writes because I know it's going to be good.
3rd, at 12 books: Diana Wynne JonesI didn't realise I'd read this many books by Diana Wynne Jones, but my eyes have been opened! She's one of my most favourite authors ever, having written Howl's Moving Castle which is, in my completely informed and rational opinion, THE BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD. All the books I have read by this author are extraordinary and fill my heart with happiness. I'm so glad that I still have more of her books to read.
Equal 4th, at 10 books: Elizabeth Lenhard and J.K. RowlingTo be honest, I had no idea who Elizabeth Lenhard was when I came across her name on this list. Turns out, she is one of the authors of a series I read as a kid - the W.I.T.C.H. books. Unfortunately I never finished the series. And of course, I have read the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling as well as the three side books - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
Equal 6th, at 8 books: Cathy Cassidy and Michael BuckleyCathy Cassidy is another author from my childhood, having written various standalones. I think my favourite of hers would have to be Lucky Star. Michael Buckley is the author of The Sisters Grimm, which I've mentioned a few times. It's another children's series.
Equal 8th, at 7 books: Jennifer L. Armentrout and Holly BlackFrom JLA, I have read all the Lux books, starting with Obsidian as well as Half Blood and Don't Look Back. I read all the Spiderwick Chronicles books by Holly Black plus The Darkest Part of the Forest and The Iron Trial.
Equal 10th, at 5 books: Stephanie Meyer, Lauren Oliver, Liz Kessler, Colleen Houck and Becca FitzpatrickYeah, I read the Twilight books plus the Bree Tanner novella and what was released of Midnight Sun. I think that pretty much explains how I felt about the books at the time. As for Lauren Oliver, I have read her Delirium trilogy, Panic and Vanishing Girls. I had completely different feelings toward each of her books, as weird as that sounds. Liz Kessler is yet another childhood author, having written the Emily Windsnap and Philippa Fisher books (which I have just now realised I never read all of). I've read all of the Tiger Saga by Colleen Houck, including the Tiger's Promise novella. I'm so excited for Reawakened to come out this month!!! I read the Hush, Hush books by Becca Fitzpatrick as well as Black Ice. Loved the former, didn't like the latter.
And so ends my long post on my most read authors! Of course, link me to your TTTs :)