Earlier this year, I did a post on my most read authors of all time using Goodreads. Looking over my list for my books read in 2017, I noticed a few authors that appeared frequently on my list. If you read multiple books by one author (especially in a year), it usually means that you really like their books. While that’s true for most of the authors on this list, there are a few were I found some of their books a little hit-or-miss. For each author, I will discuss what books I read, my thoughts about the books, and a list of titles read with links to my reviews. Here are some of my most read authors this year:
- Jenny Han (4 books)
This year, I read all of the Jenny Han books pictured above. When I went into Always and Forever, Lara Jean, I wasn’t sure if I would like it. I hadn’t read the other books in the series for awhile and while I enjoyed them, they never really stood out to me among other similar young adult contemporary books. However, this final book in the series ended up being my favorite! After reading Always and Forever, Lara Jean, I felt motivated to tackle The Summer I Turned Pretty series. This series was popular when I was younger, but I never picked it up. Since it was the summer time, I decided to read all three. While they weren’t my favorite books, they were fun and quick to read.
I think I picked up so many Jenny Han books this year because of how much I loved the last Lara Jean book, which I rated five stars. Even though I did enjoy The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy as much as the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy, they both possessed the same fun and fast-paced qualities that made Jenny Han’s books so enjoyable.
My favorite books that I’ve read this year by Jenny Han are We’ll Always Have Summer and Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
- Sarah Dessen (6 books)
This year, I read all of the Sarah Dessen books pictured above. Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite young adult authors so this was a great year because it marked the release of Once and For All. This year, I also reread Saint Anything for the second or third time. I enjoyed it, but like the first time I read it, it doesn’t rank as one of my favorites of all time. I also re-read another middle-tier favorite, Along for the Ride. I really enjoyed re-reading Just Listen and The Truth About Forever (I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read each of these books) and I still consider them two out of three of my favorite Sarah Dessen books and some of my favorite young adult books overall.
I think I read so many of Sarah Dessen’s books every year because they are my go-to books whenever I’m in a reading slump. There are several books by Sarah Dessen that I’ve read multiple times and will never get tired of no matter how many times I read them.
My favorite books that I’ve read this year by Sarah Dessen are Just Listen and The Truth About Forever.
- Miranda Kenneally (5 books)
During this year, I read five books my Miranda Kenneally. I read all of the book pictured above as well as Coming Up For Air. Miranda Kenneally is one of the authors on this list that was hit-or-miss for me. I really liked Catching Jordan, Jessie’s Girl, and Things I Can’t Forget. However, I really wasn’t a fan of Defending Taylor or Coming Up For Air. I also read Stealing Parker the year before and didn’t really enjoy it.
I think I read so many Miranda Kenneally books for a few reason. First off, several were available in my library and appeared on Kindle daily deals. Additionally, I had wanted to read her books for a few years and receiving an eARC for Coming Up For Air increased my excitement to read her books. Additionally, all of her books are quick and easy to read. Even I don’t completely love a story, they are still pretty fun to read.
My favorite books that I read this year by Miranda Kenneally were Catching Jordan and Jesse’s Girl.
- Kiera Cass (6 books)
I read all of the books by Kiera Cass pictured above as well as The Heir and The Crown. I started reading books by Kiera Cass because I started getting into The Bachelor and heard The Selection series is a fun series to read if you enjoy that show. Even though I didn’t hear the greatest about the story or writing in The Selection series, I decided to pick it up anyway.
Like with Miranda Kenneally’s books, I wouldn’t say books by Kiera Cass are my favorite books of all time. However, they do have a fun quality that makes you interested to read them. Besides the final book in The Selection series, I had so much fun reading that series. I’m sad that I put it off for so long just because I heard negative reviews about the series from people I know. While I did enjoy The Selection series, I didn’t not enjoy The Siren AT ALL. It didn’t have the same fun quality as The Selection series and the writing and story line was much weaker.
My favorite books that I read this year by Kiera Cass were The Selection and The Heir.
- Kasie West (6 books)
I’ve read all of the Kasie West books above as well as On the Fence and The Distance Between Us. Before this year, I never heard of Kasie West which is crazy to me since contemporary is my favorite genre and she’s a huge contemporary author. After I read my first Kasie West book, I knew I wanted to immediately get my hands on more. Luckily, a lot of her books appear as Kindle Daily Deals!
Like with Kiera Cass, Kasie West’s books aren’t always the best written books that I’ve read, but I have so much fun reading them. Kasie West’s books always remind me of my favorite high school movies in book form! While I like some of her books more than others, I know that when I pick up a Kasie West book I will usually finish it in one sitting and be smiling afterward!
My favorite books that I read this year by Kasie West were P.S. I Like You and The Fill-In Boyfriend.