Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday – a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish, now hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Expect a new top ten list every week!

| Top Ten… Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By |

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday!

Fantasy and crime fiction are known for their lengthy and world spanning series and, as two of my most read genres, it comes as no surprise that they top this week’s Top Ten. In fact, seven of my top ten authors are tied with ten books read each!

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| 1. |

Ellis Peters | 20 Books


| 2. |

Brandon Sanderson | 16 Books


| 3 |

Jim Butcher | 13 Books


| 4. |

P.G. Wodehouse | 10 Books


| 5. |

Adrian Tchaikovsky | 10 Books


| 6. |

Trudi Canavan | 10 Books


| 7. |

Sebastien de Castell | 10 Books


| 8. |

Mark Lawrence | 10 Books


| 9. |

J.R.R. Tolkien | 10 Books


| 10. |

Donna Leon | 10 Books


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The Rapid Review: Crime Classic Firsts

Can’t be bothered reading a long review? Just want to know whether a book is worth the effort? The Rapid Review hopes to save you some time and tell you (in my humblest of opinions) whether to give it a go. Prepare yourself for an onslaught of rapidity!

| Crime Classic Firsts |

Welcome to The Rapid Review, this first feature will showcase three crime classic firsts. These are the books which introduced us to world famous literary detectives and sparked many an obsession into murders and mysteries, cosy-crimes and whodunnits, and which still garner  a following to this day.


| Sherlock Holmes |

A Study in Scarlet

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Read if: you want “to begin at the beginning”; if you like murder, mystery and arrogant sociopaths, and enjoy fast paced plots with Mormon interludes.

Expect: witty prose and eccentric brilliance, two connected but utterly different narratives, and a surfeit of ejaculations.



| Hercule Poirot |

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

by Agatha Christie

Read if: you fancy a locked-room murder mystery; you like egotistical little men with fabulous moustaches and have a soft spot for Hugh Fraser.

Expect: Hastings to become thoroughly confused and Poirot to amaze, astound, irritate but ultimately save the day.



| Cadfael |

A Morbid Taste for Bones

by Ellis Peters

Read if: you like 12th Century ex-crusading monks, have a fondness for robes, or just want a cathartic read.

Expect: a protagonist full of wit and sarcasm, a book full of beautiful prose, and a series more about the characters than the crimes.


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