Today's Top Ten Tuesday linkup with The Broke and the Bookish is about which authors you own the most books from. This was probably the easiest topic for me so far! I'm sure #1 will be a surprise to anyone who has visited me before!
1. Agatha Christie - I'm sure this one is a shock to everyone. In addition to her 85 mysteries I also own her autobiography and her memoir regarding her time with her husband, the archaeologist Max Mallowan. I also have 1 of her Mary Westmacott books but I haven't tried it yet to see if I need to buy the rest of them.
2. Patricia Wentworth - I'm working on collecting all of her books but it's difficult because she hasn't gotten quite the same level of attention as Agatha so not all of her books are easy to find.
3. Ngaio Marsh - A contemporary of the first two though I don't like her nearly as much. On the covers off all her books there's a comment that states that "She's Better than Christie". She isn't but they're still good reads. I recommend False Scent.
4. Barbara Michaels - I love her gothic-y romantic suspense books. They're a smidge guilty pleasure and all fun reading.
5. Mary Roberts Rinehart - I have most of the books by this Classic American mystery writer. I don't think I've read them since college but I hope to revisit them one day!
6. Rosamunde Pilcher - For years Pilcher's The Shell Seekers was my favorite book. It isn't really now but I still enjoy rereading several of her books - especially her short story collections.
7. Nora Roberts - Several of her books are keeper shelf rereads for me including Three Fates and Jewels of the Sun
8. Kathryn Tucker Windham - This us a regional author who wrote a number of books including collections of ghost stories, cookbooks and memoirs about growing up in Depression era Alabama and her time as a reporter in Montgomery and Birmingham.
9. L.M. Montgomery - I own all of her books except for collected journals. The Blue Castle is one of my most reread boos.
10. Julia Quinn - Like Roberts I have several of her books on my keeper shelf. Especially The Viscount Who Loved Me and The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever. I know that last one is one of her most least liked books but it's always been a favorite of mine.