The Top 50 Most Followed Authors on Goodreads

It’s no secret that we love Goodreads. The Amazon-owned site is a reader’s dream haven. You can find out so much information about the types of books you love to read that the site could be considered a one-stop shop for many readers.

Did you know that Goodreads has a top “Most followed” list of people, both authors and readers? Below you’ll find the list. Let us know if any of these authors surprised you! The list is made up of authors and readers who are followed the most and are subject to change. We encourage you to check out the popular authors if you’ve never heard of them before!

 

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1. Stephen King Stephen King
Bangor, ME
15 books, 2,495 friends
87,796 followers in the last 12 months
2. Neil Neil
Minneapolis, MN
33 books, 5,348 friends
51,524 followers in the last 12 months
3. Rick Riordan Rick Riordan
The United States
311 books, 11 friends
47,468 followers in the last 12 months
4. Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Jessica Parker
New York, NY
84 books, 0 friends
38,739 followers in the last 12 months
5. Cassandra Clare Cassandra Clare
Amherst, MA
128 books, 1,383 friends
36,697 followers in the last 12 months
6. Brandon Sanderson Brandon Sanderson
American Fork, UT
16 books, 2,709 friends
36,516 followers in the last 12 months
7. James Patterson James Patterson
New York, NY
22 books, 672 friends
34,712 followers in the last 12 months
8. Colleen Hoover Colleen Hoover
Saltillo, TX
141 books, 5,521 friends
34,486 followers in the last 12 months
9. Patrick Patrick
Freedom, WI
1,437 books, 4,919 friends
32,800 followers in the last 12 months
10. Michelle Obama Michelle Obama
New York, NY
0 books, 0 friends
29,781 followers in the last 12 months
11. Kristin Hannah Kristin Hannah
South Colby, WA
327 books, 2,779 friends
29,393 followers in the last 12 months
12. Emma Giordano Emma Giordano
The United States
598 books, 5,000 friends
28,966 followers in the last 12 months
13. Neil Tyson Neil Tyson
Ashburn, VA
21 books, 0 friends
26,878 followers in the last 12 months
14. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads
The United States
2,056 books, 4,718 friends
26,576 followers in the last 12 months
15. Celeste Ng Celeste Ng
Cambridge, MA
966 books, 25 friends
25,047 followers in the last 12 months
16. Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews
San Marcos, TX
0 books, 6 friends
23,992 followers in the last 12 months
17. Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton
Pasadena, CA
290 books, 4,997 friends
23,778 followers in the last 12 months
18. Diana Gabaldon Diana Gabaldon
The United States
157 books, 53 friends
23,427 followers in the last 12 months
19. Marissa Meyer Marissa Meyer
Tacoma, WA
0 books, 5,000 friends
23,049 followers in the last 12 months
20. Melanie Melanie
Las Vegas, NV
1,383 books, 4,700 friends
22,765 followers in the last 12 months
21. Jesse (JesseTheReader) Jesse (JesseTheReader)
The United States
596 books, 4,999 friends
22,579 followers in the last 12 months
22. Marie Lu Marie Lu
The United States
121 books, 544 friends
21,734 followers in the last 12 months
23. Melinda Gates Melinda Gates
Seattle, WA
28 books, 0 friends
21,067 followers in the last 12 months
24. Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
The United States
52 books, 100 friends
19,542 followers in the last 12 months
25. Roxane Roxane
The United States
1,122 books, 4,997 friends
19,485 followers in the last 12 months
26. Lauren Lauren
Mattituck, NY
295 books, 4,925 friends
17,952 followers in the last 12 months
27. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten
Dodge City, KS
3,741 books, 5,001 friends
17,821 followers in the last 12 months
28. Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin
New York, NY
513 books, 1,872 friends
17,579 followers in the last 12 months
29. Otis Chandler Otis Chandler
San Francisco, CA
1,189 books, 2,017 friends
17,266 followers in the last 12 months
30. Mitch Albom Mitch Albom
The United States
53 books, 1,721 friends
16,607 followers in the last 12 months
31. Christopher Moore Christopher Moore
San Francisco, CA
219 books, 1,305 friends
16,322 followers in the last 12 months
32. Cindy Pham Cindy Pham
San Francisco, CA
962 books, 4,722 friends
16,308 followers in the last 12 months
33. Hannah Hannah
The United States
507 books, 4,921 friends
16,136 followers in the last 12 months
34. Blake Crouch Blake Crouch
Seattle, WA
40 books, 1,838 friends
15,762 followers in the last 12 months
35. chan ☆ chan ☆
Austin, TX
1,999 books, 4,970 friends
15,568 followers in the last 12 months
36. Michael Michael
Luray, VA
772 books, 4,995 friends
15,409 followers in the last 12 months
37. L.J. Smith L.J. Smith
The United States
422 books, 2,902 friends
15,068 followers in the last 12 months
38. Brené Brown Brené Brown
Houston, TX
0 books, 0 friends
15,012 followers in the last 12 months
39. Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant
The United States
78 books, 0 friends
14,993 followers in the last 12 months
40. N.K. Jemisin N.K. Jemisin
Brooklyn, NY
87 books, 477 friends
14,962 followers in the last 12 months
41. Janet Janet
Los Angeles, CA
1,041 books, 1,523 friends
14,735 followers in the last 12 months
42. Zoë Zoë
The United States
478 books, 4,946 friends
14,734 followers in the last 12 months
43. Regan Regan
The United States
1,026 books, 4,740 friends
14,601 followers in the last 12 months
44. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes
Wilkes Barre, PA
2,262 books, 4,927 friends
13,787 followers in the last 12 months
45. Christine Feehan Christine Feehan
The United States
222 books, 1,135 friends
13,652 followers in the last 12 months
46. Anne Bogel Anne Bogel
The United States
868 books, 4,767 friends
13,396 followers in the last 12 months
47. Helen Hoang Helen Hoang
San Diego, CA
64 books, 285 friends
13,079 followers in the last 12 months
48. Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood
The United States
0 books, 71 friends
12,852 followers in the last 12 months
49. Dita Dita
The United States
1,443 books, 633 friends
12,574 followers in the last 12 months
50. Tamora Pierce Tamora Pierce
The United States
2,722 books, 4,523 friends
12,227 followers in the last 12 months

 

Sheila English
Sheila Englishhttp://sheilaenglish.com
Award-winning author of short stories and comic books. Telly award-winning producer and director of many book trailers.

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