Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Publishers

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme started by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. If you would like to join the group on Goodreads and post your own top 5’s click here! Don’t worry, these posts will always be spoiler free!

I thought this was a really cool topic to look into because we all know who our favorite authors are, but we don’t pay much attention to who is publishing our favorite books. As a bookseller too, I can appreciate this topic because I really should know more about which publishers are connected to which books, but I haven’t learned much about it. For the sake of saving time I only looked at the publishers for books I have given 5 stars on Goodreads so this is only based on those but I think it’s probably pretty accurate. These are in no particular order because I love them all 🙂

McElderry Books:

McElderry is the publisher of all of Cassandra Clare’s books, so naturally I had to include it because I have read and loved at least 11 books from them!

Books: The Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices series, The Dark Artifices series and Tales from Shadow Hunter Academy by Cassandra Clare


Richelle Mead’s teen books are published by Razorbill and they are basically my favorite books ever so good job Razorbill

Books: Vampire Academy series, Bloodlines series, and Soundless by Richelle Mead


I feel like everyone has a few childhood favorites from Scholastic (thanks elementary school Scholastic book fairs!), so it’s no surprise that a bunch of my favorite books were published by them.

Books: Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Knopf books:

Honestly had never even heard of this publisher before looking this up today, but I was interested to see that a couple of my 5 star rated books had been published by them! These are both really incredible and unique books that I, of course, highly recommend you read if you haven’t already!

Books: Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Disney Hyperion:

I don’t read a ton of books from this publisher but I have really enjoyed two series that were published by Disney Hyperion!

Books: Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken

Simon Pulse:

Again, not a ton of titles but how could I leave out one of my favorite authors, Scott Westerfeld?

Books: Uglies Series and Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld




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