Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most
But as I started getting this post ready and was putting together pictures of the books that my top author has written, I decided that I just wanted to focus on her. I’ve been reading Robin Hobb since I was in college. I read her Farseer Trilogy, and I was instantly in love. From then on, I was hooked. I have read seventeen books by Robin Hobb – basically all of them (except for one book of short stories that I never picked up for some reason). And her newest book releases TODAY!!
If you’re a fan of fantasy and appreciate creative worlds and deeply drawn characters, you should read Hobb. She doesn’t get a lot of attention in the blogging community, and I think that’s a shame. I think it’s mostly because her original books are so old (I’m totally dating myself here)- the first one was published in 1995.
These books are not specifically YA, though the main character in the first book does start out as a teenager – we get his full life throughout these books (in fact, we’re still getting his story in the newest series The Fitz and The Fool). Also, as a disclaimer, I suppose I should say that the characters do have sex in these books, but there’s nothing explicit at all (I can’t remember if anything is actually shown in any of the books, but these are not that kind of “adult” books!)
If you’re interested in reading them, you should read The Farseer Trilogy first.
Here’s the order they were written in:
. BUT if you just want to get to the newer books faster, you could get away with just reading The Farseer Trilogy and The Tawny Man Trilogy and then just skipping straight to The Fitz and The Fool (which I believe is going to be a trilogy). The Liveship Traders Trilogy and The Rain Wild Chronicles are very closely related, and The Solder Son Trilogy takes place in the same world as all of the other books, but it’s pretty separate.
If you’re a fan of fantasy (especially authors like Melina Marchetta and Maria V. Snyder), I highly recommend giving Robin Hobb a try. You won’t regret it!!
Do you have a favorite author that you wish got more attention? I want to know!