I love the Top Ten Tuesday Book meme hosted by BrokeandBookish. So, every Tuesday, we get to list 10 of something related to books. This week, we have to share the Top Ten Authors I have read the most books from.
Earlier, when there was no internet or Kindle, in India, we used to get only popular or classic books. Our choices were very limited. So, when purchasing, a whole lot of thought was given before selecting a book. But these authors I knew, were the best. I was sure to have a good time reading about the countries never seen, peoples and cultures we never met, but still understood them like our own.
- Ken Follett – Undoubtedly, he is my favourite. I have read almost all his books. I may have missed one or two. He also writes my favourite genre – Historical sagas. But his thrillers are also equally amazing. He is the only one whose books I have pre-ordered.
- John Grisham – The courtroom dramas, the lawyers are all excellent. I also love his books because they have a hint of humour which just fits right with the grim surroundings.
- Jeffrey Archer – His novels are best seller sagas like Kane and Abel, Sons of Fortune, Prodigal daughter. In Bollywood, many movies can claim to be inspired by the lost and found formula of Jeffrey Archer. But, my favourite is Not a Penny More Not a Penny Less. If you have not read it, please do. I would highly recommend it.
- Wilbur Smith – His stories are mostly based in Africa among the wild animals, jungles, deserts. He is a master storyteller. He completely pulls you into the book. They are more about the people of Africa.
- Mary Higgins Clark – Thrillers are her forte. Her novels have all the elements of mystery, thriller, spookiness and fear. She grips you from the first page till the last. I have read almost all her books.
- Ken Rutherfurd – He writes about the history of places through stories. It is a good way to learn history. His books include stories of places like London, New York, Dublin which are also the names of his novels. Excellently blends history and the people bringing alive the different times. His writing is similar to Ken Follett s historical fiction novels.
- Sidney Sheldon – I love his books simply because they are edge of the seat thrillers. One of the first thrilling authors I had read. I must have read almost all his books.
- Violet Winspear – I do not know if she is famous or not. She is a Mills & Boon author. At a time, when I was completely fascinated with M&B, she was my favourite author. Her heroines were strong, the story was good. In the limited scope of M&B, she did shine as a good author.
- Agatha Christie – Nothing to be said about her. She is the queen of crime after all.
- Devdutt Pattnaik – As an Indian author, I have read most of his books. He has a simple, clean style of writing. He also writes one of my favourite genres – mythology. His blog gives continuous fodder on mythology and how it can be interpreted in the present times.
Well, that was my list. It was difficult to limit to 10 though.
Whose books have you read the most?