I Did A Lot More Work Than I Had To

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):

1 13275 Charles Bukowski 45
2 463 Philip Roth 28
3 228089 Honoré de Balzac 20
4 585 John Steinbeck 18
4 8516 Piers Anthony 18
6 3354 Haruki Murakami 17
7 2778055 Kurt Vonnegut 16
8 3389 Stephen King 14
8 922006 J.P. Donleavy 14
8 2546 Chuck Palahniuk 14
8 5237 Hunter S. Thompson 14
8 1113469 Hermann Hesse 14
13 10366 Clive Barker 13
13 1742 Jack Kerouac 13
15 4174 Sherman Alexie 10
15 25864 John Fante 10
17 3948 Aleister Crowley 9
17 6245 Dave Barry 9
17 197 Tom Robbins 9
17 70762 Hugh Lofting 9
17 1455 Ernest Hemingway 9
17 8088 Carlos Castaneda 9
17 3524 Joyce Carol Oates 9
17 4339 David Foster Wallace 9
25 4 Douglas Adams 8
25 4432 Jasper Fforde 8
25 2918 Robert Anton Wilson 8
25 7869 Louis-Ferdinand Céline 8
25 235 Thomas Pynchon 8
25 3472 Margaret Atwood 8

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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