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July 29: Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From.
1. Meg Cabot. I have the complete Princess Diaries series in a colorful row, the Mediator series, a couple of smaller series, and the Heather Wells series. A reliable source of laughs, and mostly light stories. Plenty of disasters, but it comes out all right in the end.
2. Janet Evanovich. Mostly the Stephanie Plum series, already up to 21, with a few between the numbers is responsible for this. This series is getting more repetitive, but it’s still funny. Also, a few standalone romances. Another, slightly wackier, source of humor for me. The disasters are bigger, but so are the laughs.
3. Simon R. Green. The Nightside, Secret Histories, and my favorites revolve around Hawk and Fisher. These are a bit darker, with a lot more crime, but still some funny bits. And some cute–if pretty violent couples–plenty of @sskickery to go around.
4. Laurel Hamilton. Another pair of long series, one for Anita Blake and one for Merry Gentry–another dark series, but still pretty hopeful. And there are elves!
5. Charlaine Harris. I’m a little back and forth on the Sookie Stackhouse series, which stopped really working for me towards the end, but I admire the resilience of Harper Connolly–and her ability to embrace the strange.
6. Tanya Huff. Henry Fitzroy the vampire, Vicki Nelson the cop turned vampire, the Confederation series with alien space armies, and the Quarters series. Urban fantasy to classic fantasy, and military style science fiction–all permeated with a sense of tolerance and some epic cultures.
7. Mercedes Lackey. Definitely counts as one of my favorite authors–many series set in Valdemar, as well as the Elemental Masters series. Magic, talking animals, magic schools, weapons training, and lots of adventure.
8. Anne McCaffrey. Another favorite–the Brainships, Pegasus series, Dragonriders of Pern, and Freedom series–a mix of science fiction and fantasy series. From aliens and human brains running ships, to a simple world attacked by a deadly force, protected by dragons. And you can’t go wrong with dragons.
9. Terry Pratchett. A definite favorite–mostly the Discworld series, which has reached even more impressive numbers (41), and a few other books. A quirky sense of humor, with lots of parodies, that sometimes takes a more serious turn, but never fails to make me laugh.
10. David Weber. The Honor Harrington series, and the spin-off with her ancestor. A complicated science fiction world, with a lot of thought put into the space battles (the delay! the terrible, terrible delay!). There are also treecats, and treecats are amazing.