Authors I’ve Read The Most

I noticed that fellow writers Kyle Muntz and Joseph Michael Owens had posted lists recently regarding what authors they had read the most and how many books respectively. I wanted to participate as well, though I’m not as sure of my data.

To be honest, I scrolled through my ‘read’ list on Goodreads and decided to try to find anyone who’d written 8 or more books that I’ve read. That seemed as good a number as any.

Regardless, here’s the list:


Charles Bukowski 45

Philip Roth 28

Honoré de Balzac 21

John Steinbeck 18

Piers Anthony 18

Haruki Murakami 17

Kurt Vonnegut 16

Herman Hesse 14

Hunter S. Thompson 14

Chuck Palahniuk 14

J.P. Donleavy 14

Stephen King 14

Clive Barker 13

Jack Kerouac 13

Sherman Alexie 10

John Fante 10

David Foster Wallace 9

Hugh Lofting 9

Ernest Hemingway 9

Dave Barry 9

Joyce Carol Oates 9

Carlos Castaneda 9

Aleister Crowley 9

Tom Robbins 9

Margaret Atwood 8

Douglas Adams 8

Thomas Pynchon 8

Jasper Fforde 8

Louis-Ferdinand Céline 8


Now, this shouldn’t necessarily be taken as a commentary on these authors, or on authors who aren’t present. Some of these I just liked enough that I was willing to keep reading and they’d written 8 or more books. Some authors I adore, but just haven’t read 8 or more of their books yet. This is just raw data, and possibly inaccurate in case I missed someone/miscounted/or such. Do with it what you will.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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