Most Owned and Read Authors – Update

At the beginning of last year, I published a post on my most owned and read authors and decided to write a similar one every year to see how that list changed over time. The most predominant writers among my read books are more or less the same this time around, and the slight changes which occurred are mainly due to my decision of taking some of the books from my childhood and teenage years out of my shelves, since I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be reading them ever again.

So, I now believe that writing a post like this every year is a bit excessive, since no substantial changes are bound to occur in such a period of time, unless I get rid of more books, which is unlikely in the near future. I’m now keener on only writing an updated version of my most owned and read authors when I can distinguish significant changes on the list below beforehand.

The current list features four of the same authors as the first one and there is only one new addition. Continue reading

Book Unhaul

My shelves are, at the moment, jam-packed with books, and I’m having trouble finding space to store the last ones that I bought. They are just dangerously piled on top of my other unread books. In order to mitigate that problem, I decided to take from my shelves some of the books that I’m sure I won’t be reading ever again.

Currently, I still keep on my shelves the majority of the books I read when I was a teenager. But I’ve now decided to donate the majority of them to my local library. I’ll just keep a few of those I loved the most. Those that I won’t keep any longer are by four Portuguese authors, two of them being co-authors:

 

Maria Teresa Maia Gonzalez

Estrela à Chuva

A Viagem do Bruno

Parabéns, Rita!

Poeta (às vezes)

Dietas e Borbulhas Continue reading

Most Owned and Read Authors

Every time I read books by authors who are new to me and I enjoy them, I proceed to search for other books they may have written in order to know more about their work. So, I own more than one book by many different authors. But who are the most prevalent writers on my shelves?

I went to count among the books that I have read and discovered that during my early teenage years I used to read many books by the same authors. Since I keep the ones I remember liking the most back then, the following list features some authors who I probably won’t be reading any more books by. On the other hand, I will continue reading other authors I am about to mention in the future, as I am still interested in their currently published books and upcoming work.

As my list of read books continues to grow, I plan to do a similar blog post every year to see how it changes. I intended to mention five authors. However, since I read the same number of books by the last two authors on the list, it features six. Continue reading