Some stats from my reading

Had some time on my hands today so I thought I'd do some statistics about my historical romance reading and rate the authors that I've read.  

 

Here's the results - the list of authors in order of the "cumulative pleasure" that I've gotten from them.  The "cumulative pleasure" is basically the total number of stars that I've given these authors on Booklikes and Goodreads. I only listed authors that have gotten a minimum of 40 stars from me. Mary Balogh is MILES ahead of anyone else and is obviously my favourite author.

 

Rank

Author

# books

Average score

Cumulative score

1

Mary Balogh

109

3.9

425

2

Jo Beverley

39

3.7

144

3

Georgette Heyer

34

3.9

133

4

Eloisa James

26

3.6

94

5

Lisa Kleypas

27

3.4

92

6

Madeline Hunter

23

3.9

90

7

Mary Jo Putney

26

3.3

86

8

Sabrina Jeffries

23

3.5

81

9

Grace Burrowes

23

3.4

78

10

Elizabeth Mansfield

23

3.2

74

11

Loretta Chase

21

3.5

73

12

Suzanne Enoch

21

3.0

63

13

Liz Carlyle

19

3.0

57

14

Anne Gracie

16

3.4

54

15

Courtney Milan

15

3.5

53

16

Julie Anne Long

12

3.8

46

17

Elizabeth Hoyt

12

3.6

43

18

Tessa Dare

14

3.0

42

19

Meredith Duran

9

4.5

41

20

Sherry Thomas

10

4.1

41

21

Carla Kelly

12

3.3

40

 

One small point - the book counts include short stories and novellas by the author.