Earlier today, just hovering on ‘My Books’ section on Goodreads I found an astonishing stats page that tells you about the authors you have most read, ranking according to the amount of books read of each author. It helps to recall a lot of involuntary memories of when I read those authors, and how I felt about their work. This stats does not show those authors for whom I have read only one book.
Thus, I conclude a list of some those writers and the number of books written by each I have managed to read, and a recommendation from my part, in that order.
Ian Rankin- 16 books I have read
Arthur Conan Doyle- 16 books
I have read every book on Sherlock Holmes written by the creator of this world’s famous detective. He’s mesmerising, and mysterious in his own ways.
William Shakespeare- 15 plays
William Shakespeare, ladies and gentlemen.
Oscar Wilde- 14 books
Whenever I read anything written by Oscar Wilde, I feel something different. His words are enough to captivate any human under his charm. I have spent my high-school nights reading it, and they are the only memory I can tell you, those were the nights well slept of.
Guy de Maupassant– 11
Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is one of the fathers of the modern short story. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant’s short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless dénouement.
Anton Chekov-7 books
When it opened in St Petersburg in 1896, The Seagull survived only five performances after a disastrous first night. Two years later it was revived by Nemirovich-Danchenko at the newly-founded Moscow Art Theatre with Stanslasky as Trigorin and was an immediate success.
Haruki Murakami– 6 books
The Rat Chronicles, all of them. Pinball is second in the series. Surrealistic narration by an unnamed narrator. He describes living with a pair of identical unnamed female twins, who mysteriously appear in his apartment one morning, and disappear at the end of the book.
Pelham Grenville Woodhouse- 6 books
The best comic writer I have read.
George Eliot- 5 books
Eliot’s writing is full of wisdom.
Dan Brown- 5 books
A page turner.
Jhumpa Lahiri- 4 books
Unaccustomed Earth is rich with the author’s signature gifts: exquisite prose, emotional wisdom and subtle renderings of the most intricate workings of the heart and mind. It is the work of a writer at the peak of her powers.
David Herbert Richard Lawrence- 4 Books
Lawrence writes fascinatingly. His words create a mild labyrinth that is enough for a reader to be lost in to.
Franz Kafka- 4 books
One word for his every work. Kafkaesque
George Bernard Shaw- 3 plays
One fact I like about him is that he is the only writer to ever receive a Nobel Prize in literature and an Oscar.
Donna Leon- 3 books
She writes crime fiction and her way of representing the crime to a reader is unique.
Caleb Carr- 2 books
Fast-paced and gripping, infused with a historian’s exactitude, The Alienist conjures up the Gilded Age and its untarnished underside. It’s a masterpiece.
Mary Shelley- 2 books
She wrote Frankenstein at the age of 18.