Gwen & Kate's Library

Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.

Top Ten Tuesday #7: Authors Gwen & Kate’s Library Contains the Most Books From


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish blog. This week’s theme is Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From, but here at Gwen & Kate’s Library that translates to Top Ten Authors Gwen & Kate’s Library Contains the Most Books From. Keep in mind as you read this list that this list is not directly related to the list of my favorite authors.

10.) Sharon Shinn (3): The Safe-Keeper’s Secret, The Dream-Maker’s Magic, Summers at Castle Auburn

9.) Gail Carson Levine (3): Ella Enchanted, Fairest, The Two Princesses of Bamarre

8.) Kerstin Gier (3): Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green

(Note: I have three books from many more authors, including Kiera Cass, Diana Wynne Jones, Monica Ferlong, Kate DiCamillo, Liz Kessler, Cornelia Funke, Lauren St. John, and Jean George)

7.) Shannon Hale (4): Dangerous, Princess Academy, Palace of Stone, Forest Born

6.) Trenton Lee Steward (4): The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, Mr. Benedict’s Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums. 

5.) Robin McKinley (4): The Hero and the Crown, Beauty, Spindle’s End, A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories

4.) Edward Eager (5): Half Magic, Knight’s Castle, Magic by the Lake, The Time Garden, Magic or Not?

3.) Patricia C. Wrede (5): Sorcery & Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot, The Grand Tour, The Mislaid Magician, Thirteenth Child, A Matter of Magic (and I’ve only read one of these books)

2.) Tamora Pierce (7): Alanna: The First Adventure, In the Hand of the Goddess, Wild Magic, Trickster’s Choice, Terrier, Melting Stones, Tortall and Other Lands

1.) J.K. Rowling (9): Harry Potter Books 1-7 , Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (Latin), Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen (Dutch)

*Bonus: Herge (16): Various Adventures of Tintin, including The Blue Lotus, Tintin in America, Cigars of the Pharaoh, Tintin and the Broken Ear, The Black Island, King Ottokar’s Sceptre, The Shooting Star, The Secret of the Unicorn, Red Rackham’s Treasure, Land of Black Gold, Destination Moon, Explorers on the Moon, The Red Sea Sharks, Tintin in Tibet, The Castafiore Emerald, Tintin and the Picaros


3 comments on “Top Ten Tuesday #7: Authors Gwen & Kate’s Library Contains the Most Books From

  1. caitlinstern
    July 29, 2014

    I have several Pierce books, too, but most of them I read from the library and haven’t purchased yet.

  2. Girl in the Pages
    July 30, 2014

    I’ve heard so much about Tamora Pierce and she’s been on so many lists this week, but I’ve never picked up a book by her! Which would you recommend to start with?

    • gwenkate
      July 30, 2014

      I’m so glad you asked! Well, I’m going to have to send you over to my post about Tamora’s books that attempts to answer that question. And to summarize that lengthy post and just answer your question — although her first series was the Alanna books, the Protector of the Small series was the one I read first — and my favorite. But I’d say start with the series that interests you the most, and you can always read the series in order of publication later if you feel like you want to.

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