It’s official. I now have an author who’s work I’ve read each book of over five times each, sometimes more. Considering the author has published five books so far and has more on the way, I’v read her work at least thirty five times, maybe even more.
Why have I read this author so many times? Is it because her work is fabulous and I couldn’t stay away?
A huge resounding YES.
But there’s an even bigger reason. I had to read her books so many times. Why? Because the author is me. I am my most read author. Those dag on drafts and edits are what kept me going back for more. Sure, writing the first draft was exhilarating. Going through the second draft is revealing. The rest are hair raising. But I had to do it in order to bring the books to a state closer to perfection.
I rarely read a book more than once only because there are so many other books to read. Other than my own books, my most repeatedly read book is… you may not believe this, but it’s true. The Bible. I’ve read it cover to cover two times (even the boring parts). And then I go back and reread the more interesting areas every once in a while.
The author whose books I have read the most of belongs to Janet Evanovich. I’ve read 15 of her Stephanie Plumb books and spinoffs and another 5 of her romance books.
What about you? Who is your most read author?