I posted a little while back about the number of books I’d read of the various authors whose books I’d read most of in response to similar postings by fellow writers Kyle Muntz and Joseph Michael Owens. However, I just realized that I did a heck of a lot more work than I needed to.
As I described before, I scrolled through my ‘read’ list on Goodreads and tried to find anyone who’d written 8 or more books that I’d read. Once I found a likely candidate, I added the books of theirs I’d read up.
However, I just found a tool on the “My Books” page of Goodreads that apparently does the same thing. It was there all along, and I never had to do any work. I feel dumb.
Anyway, here’s what I would have had in my previous post if I’d just taken the easy way and cut and pasted from the list Goodreads generated for me (stopping at 8, though the Goodreads tool keeps going all the way down to authors who wrote at least 4 books I’ve read):
|3||Honoré de Balzac||20|
|8||Hunter S. Thompson||14|
|17||Joyce Carol Oates||9|
|17||David Foster Wallace||9|
|25||Robert Anton Wilson||8|