Most Read Authors on Goodreads

It’s Eden again! I took over Caitlynn’s post today since she posted for me on Wednesday.

So, I saw a post by Brittany at Beauty and the Bean Boots where she took her top 9 most read authors according to Goodreads and went through the books she’d read by them. I thought this sounded interesting/fun enough that I wanted to do a post on it as well.

While Brittany did her top 9, I’m going to do my top 5 and I’m only choosing one author per tie. I’m doing this simply because it will give me a larger variety of authors and I don’t want this post to become massive.


1. Richelle Mead (14 books):

Books read:
Vampire Academy (7)
Bloodlines (6)
The Glittering Court (1)

I’ve talked a lot about how much I love Mead’s books. Thankfully, Goodreads didn’t make me seem like a liar. Though I do need to not that while I absolutely adore VA and Bloodlines series, I’m not a huge fan of The Glittering Court. 

2. Charlaine Harris (12 books):

Books Read:
Sookie Stackhouse series (12)

I wasn’t surprised in the slightest when I saw Charlaine Harris on my top authors. When I was about 19 years old I went through a phase where I needed to read all of the books in the series because I was obsessed with Viking Eric and Sookie. You may notice that I didn’t finish the series. That’s because Harris did something in her 12th book that just really pissed me off and I just quit reading.

3. Rick Riordan (9 Books):

Books Read:
The Percy Jackson series (5)
The Heroes of Olympus (3)
The Demigod Diaries (1)

I don’t talk about it often, but I love Riordan. I read the Percy Jackson series years ago and loved the world he created. He’d locked me in as a reader that would read anything that had his name on it. Once the Heroes of Olympus series started coming out, I began reading those, but I fell off on the fourth book, House of Hades. One day I’ll finish out the series and move into his norse mythology series.

4. J.K. Rowling (8 Books):

Books Read:
– Harry Potter series (7)
– The Cursed Child 
(1)

Having Rowling on this list should be the least surprising of all the authors here. I think most book bloggers/lovers have read the Harry Potter series, I mean, it’s practically this communities bible. I grew up with Harry Potter and it will always be some of my favorite books.

5. C.S. Lewis (7 Books):

Books Read:
– The Chronicles of Narnia (7)

Another classic and well-known author on this list. I read the Narnia series in high school and sadly enough I don’t actually remember much of it anymore. However, I can say that I remember loving Lewis’ stories when I read them.


I encourage everyone to do this. It’s pretty cool and I had a lot of fun with it.

If you decide to do it all you have to do is go to “My Books” on Goodreads and then click on “Most Read Authors” under the tools on the left side of the screen.

Let me know what you think!

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12 thoughts on “Most Read Authors on Goodreads

    1. I wasn’t surprised to see that he was one of my most read authors. I actually think I’ve read more than what was in goodreads because it didn’t include the Kane Chronicles.

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      1. Some Goodreads thinks it’s smarter than us, I have to fix things all the time, but overall it’s pretty helpful.

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  1. This is so fun! After a while with an author when you run out of books it feels like you broke up with someone right? Richelle Mead and I went through this together. She needs to publish a whole bunch more books so we can get back together.

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