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Today’s topic is:
Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List*
Basically, this is talking about authors whose books we will buy, no matter what they are. And this one’s tricky, because I recently had to DNF (did-not-finish) The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. And she would have previously topped this list. (For the record, I do intend to attempt The Casual Vacancy again someday. I just wasn’t able to get into it this first go-around.)
So then what makes an author an auto-buy author? I’m not entirely sure. It’s just kind of a gut thing that I can’t explain. It is what it is.
(These are in no particular order, as all of them are worthy of the same prize – a lifetime of book-buying).
1. Ruta Sepetys. I loved Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy, but also, Ruta is just one of the sweetest, most genuine people ever. She has a real passion for what she does, and she speaks so well. I will always want to support her.
2. Victoria Schwab. Not only does Victoria write beautifully (have you picked up The Archived yet? Because you should), but she is also a lovely, kind person who constantly strives to bring more beauty to the world. Victoria is also the author of The Near Witch and the upcoming Vicious.
3. Myra McEntire. I. Love. Myra. Hopefully that doesn’t come across in a creepy way, but she is legitimately one of my absolute favorite people that I’ve met in the past year (and I’ve met many). And her books — I love them. I push them on people in a way that might be considered somewhat extreme, except that no one that reads them ever tells me anything other than “THANK YOU SO MUCH I LOVED THESE,” so I’m assuming it’s all okay. Myra is the author of Hourglass and Timepiece, and the upcoming Infinityglass .
4. Lauren Oliver. I love Before I Fall and the Delirium series (although Requiem is not out yet, so we’ll see how I feel about that one). I haven’t read The Spindlers yet, but I do own it and am looking forward to reading it, eventually. Her writing is lovely and I will always be interested in more of her stories.
5. J.K. Rowling. Okay, okay, I know what I said before, but let’s just assume The Casual Vacancy was a fluke. I’m not sure if I’m talking about the book itself or my experience reading it. But the bottom line is, I do plan to return to it someday. And if she comes out with another book after it, I’ll pick that one up too. *crosses fingers and hopes it’s about wizards*
6. Katie McGarry. She’s only got one book out right now, Pushing the Limits, but I managed to snag an early copy of her upcoming book, Dare You To, and it is just as good if not better. And she’s got two more on the way, spinning off the same characters. I love the first two in a way I pretty much never love contemporary romance, and her writing just has a way of pulling my emotions in every direction imaginable. I will eagerly pick up anything else she puts out.
7. Suzanne Collins. Which reminds me. I need to pick up the Underland Chronicles. I’ve been meaning to forever, since I love The Hunger Games so much and want to read MORE of her lovely words. I even liked Mockingjay.
8. Michael Crichton. I think this one might be a cheat, as I think — I think — I’ve already read all of his books. Some of them were so long ago that I’d have to re-read them to tell you what they’re about, but that still obviously qualifies him for this list. Sadly, in a fit of insanity, I donated a huge amount of books to Goodwill when I got married, including most of my Crichton novels, so now I have to slowly rebuild my collection. Seriously, I don’t know what I was thinking.
9. Robin Hobb. Even though the Soldier Son was not the best thing ever (nor was it the worst), and even though I was disappointed by the Rain Wilds Chronicles, I will still check out anything Robin Hobb writes for the rest of forever. Because the Farseer series was honestly. That. Good.
Aaaaaand I’m out, one shy of ten. There’s other authors I would definitely check out anything new they wrote, but I don’t know if I’d pull the book-buying trigger. Their books would definitely warrant a trip to the library, though. These authors include: C.J. Redwine, Sharon Cameron, Beth Revis, Stephanie Perkins, Maggie Stiefvater, Veronica Roth, Julie Kagawa, Marissa Meyer, Rae Carson, Kristin Cashore, James Dashner, John Green, Scott Westerfield, and I’m sure many others. I’m just cheap, and it takes a lot to weasel your way onto my auto-buy list. Truthfully, some of these authors would probably be there already if I’d read more of their already-published books. So it’s probably just a matter of time.
How about you? Whose books saturate your bookshelves, yet you still can’t get enough?
*Just because they’re auto-buy authors doesn’t mean I’ve read all their books yet. It just means I have them, or am planning to acquire them, and intend to read them, someday.
I’m glad to hear you like Dare To You. I’m so excited for that one. Great list! I can’t believe I forgot Suzanne on mine!!! I love Lauren Oliver. Did you see her “cooking show” on Epic Read’s #TeaTime last week? it was so fun. My Top Ten Tuesday
If JK writes any more YA I”m so in! I’ve really enjoyed Oliver and Collins stuff too and you’ve got a bunch that I haven’t read yet so that makes me look for to those even more.
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I love the slight cheating by having a long list at the end! 😀
And I also love Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park is a fantastic book (much better than the movie in my opinion). I picked up most of my copies of his books from second hand book sales and school fetes when they have book stalls.
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I’m happy to see Victoria Schwab on here. I loved The Archived, and I’ll be reading The Near Witch soon. Her writing is so beautiful, not to mention she’s just about the sweetest person ever.
I also have Suzanne Collins on my list, though I have only read The Hunger Games series, that’s it.
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Fantastic list 😀
I think I’ve got JK Rowling on my Top Ten.
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I’m dying to read Schwab, but haven’t had a chance. I still haven’t read Rowling. :hides in shame: Yay for Crichton being on the list.
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So far, I’ve only read the first book of the Underland Chronicles, Gregor the Overlander. It is excellent and I intend to read more. Collins is very talented at creating new worlds and revealing them to the reader in an organic way.
Lauren Oliver is on my list, too.
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great list. although i haven’t read most of them, i have heard great things about them…i just have a thing about waiting until all the books are out before starting a series 🙂
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I was a HUGE Micheal Crichton fan in high school! Luckily my mom was, as well, and we read alllll of his books. I’ve even read a couple that he wrote under a pen name, and A Case of Need is current *today* as it dealt with abortion pre Roe V Wade.
I feel the same way about Rowling. If she ever publishes another MG or YA book, it will be an auto-buy for me. As for Sepetys, it’s funny — I adored OUT OF THE EASY, but just didn’t love BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY. If she writes more of the former, I’ll definitely keep reading her work; if not, meh, I don’t know …
Glad to have found you via TTT!
J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins are on my list as well!
I just read The Archived and it was pretty good.
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I’m with you on Rowling! I keep meaning to try out Robin Hobb, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. (And given the length of my TBR list, it may be a while… Why is it that the more blogs I read, the more books I want to read and the less time I have to read them?)
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I just had to visit your blog when I saw its name, it made me laugh – boo to housework, yay to books! I loved The Archived too and can’t wait to read more of Victoria Schwab’s books. Oh, and snap – I could only come with 9 for My TTT this week too!
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Yes, yes, you should read the Overlander Chronicles! I adored the Hunger Games, but really liked her first series better. Great list!
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I’m glad that Katie McGarry made it to your list, because she’s my favorite author. And I agree with everything you said there, though I can say with certainty that Dare You To is better, even though the first was already perfect 🙂 I alsohave Suzanne Collins on my list. 🙂
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