Although this is not a 100% correct as I've read far more books in my life, it is interesting to take a look at! Here is a printscreen of my results.
This doesn't need much explanation. I love everything she writes and am pretty much up to date with all her series/books, except for the Age of X series. I also own a personalised signed copy of Bloodlines. My favourite series? Vampire Academy.
Her books were a huge part of my teenage years. I absolutely devoured every book I could get my hands on--the staff in the library would often even keep them apart, and mum would always try to find new ones I hadn't read yet. My favourite series is probably the Landry series--also the first series I ever read by her.
Sarah J. Maas
Celaena Sardothien might be my favourite character ever. I met Sarah earlier this year, which was great and very inspirational. It also means all my books are signed. That's okay, right?
What can I say? I love these books--and the movies! A Walk To Remember was the very first one I read and I cried my eyes out when I watched the movie. Most recently I've seen The Longest Ride (cinema) and absolutely loved it.
Loved of the House of Night series, which I first picked up when I was in London with school in January 2009 I think. I've read the first eight books but have outgrown it a little since then.
How about I just skip explaining this? No words needed for Harry Potter (although I also really liked The Cuckoo's Calling!). Let's just say that Harry Potter made my childhood a bit more magical (and if you manage to find this sentence in the bathroom at The Elephant House in Edinburgh, take a picture and send it to me, okay?)
Pitty! (This is the Dutch name ;-) ) Oh, how I loved spending time with her during my childhood. Fun fact: mum had a few books that she read when she was younger, which is how I first started reading this series.
Ok, no way around this: I adore The Selection. Point made. My favourite book so far is The Heir as I loved the change Eadlyn went through.
Jane Austen is the last one in this list that needs any kind of explanation. Every one should just read this. Period.
He is a Dutch author and I loved reading his books when I was younger, especially the one about the young witch Meral and her werewolf boyfriend. I recently reread a few of the books and still loved them! It's clear to see where my influence for the stories and books I'm writing today came from... along with another Dutch author (see below).
I picked up The Iron Witch in spring 2011 at Waterstones Piccadilly when I was on a day trip in London. I remember reading it and not stopping until I'd finished it. I also have a copy of Falling to Ash and of course the two other books in The Iron Witch series--including a signed ARC of The Wood Queen. I found Karen on Twitter soon after finishing The Iron Witch where we've since then been planning to have a cup of coffee (or something else in my case, as I don't drink coffee).
Paul van Loon
I think I read every book in the Griezelbus series. Like Tais Teng, Paul van Loon has been a big influence on what I read when I was young, what I read today and what I write.
Next to this list, Roald Dahl was also one of my favourite authors during my childhood years (and still is!). My favourite book is Matilda. Another author who is not on this list (eagerly awaiting more books to be published) is Susan Dennard. Huge fan of Something Strange and Deadly (have read the first two books, third to follow) and cannot wait to read Truthwitch.
So tell me, what do you think of my list? And who are your most read authors?