This meme is sponsored by That Artsy Reader Girl where she gives a prompt for making a top ten list on different subjects. Today’s theme is “Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books by. Here is my list:

5 or 6 books

  1. Anna Quindlen
  2. Erik Larson
  3. Stephen King

4 books

  1. Alice Hoffman
  2. Bill Bryson
  3. John Green

3 books

  1. Susan Vreeland
  2. Sue Monk Kidd
  3. Max Lucado
  4. Benjamin Saenz

All of these writers have given me hours of reading enjoyment.

Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

10 thoughts on “TOP TEN TUESDAY”

  1. Lots of authors on this list that I have not read yet. Susan Vreeland is on my TBR based on your wonderful reviews, but haven’t actually read one yet. I will have to check out some of the other ones.

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    1. It pleases me so much that you are making reading plans based on my reviews. I do the same with your reviews. I don’t always tell you when I’m going to read a book you mentioned, but so far, I’ve enjoyed all of them.

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      1. One of the reasons I love blogging is that I have branched out and read so many books and authors that I otherwise would never have even considered. I love your recommendations Rae, some I add, others sound good, but sometimes are not in my wheelhouse, but I always enjoy your reviews and comments.

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  2. So nice to learn more about you! Didn’t know you like Stephen King! What are your favs by him? Have you read his latest, ‘If It Bleeds’? And have you read ‘The Institute’?

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    1. My favorite Stephen King is Dr. Sleep. It is a sequel to the Shining. My two favorite series of his, which Ive read, are the Stand and The Dark Tower–either could be called his “Life’s Work Masterpiece.” I haven’t read either of the two you mentioned. Are they good?


    2. Ah yes, I see I visited your The Institute review and said I would look into it. I failed to do so, but after re-reading the review, I have added this title to my TBR (whenever I can get to it LOL)


    1. I only listed books I had liked. I used my log book to see how many by which authors I’ve read because I don’t do Goodreads or review books I either just gave up on or did not enjoy. I do not review books I don’t enjoy.


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