Top Ten Tuesday #7: Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List

Posted February 26, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 27 Comments


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Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List

This week is all about authors we love so much that we would buy their books as they are released, no questions asked.

1. J.K. Rowling

Umm, plain and simple, she’s the queen. I have all her books so far and way beyond my love for Harry Potter, I love her writing style. It’s beautiful and it sucks you in, no matter the story. (Yes, I loved The Casual Vacancy (review).) She’s also a master at characterizations and that is one of the most important things to me.

2. Jay Kristoff

Jay has to have one of the greatest online personalities ever. His blog posts are hilarious, but also on Twitter he is constantly amusing. Of course this says nothing about his writing, but when I finally did read Stormdancer (review) I was sold. This guy is a genius. And he gets bonus points for being one of the first authors I’ve had good contact with via Twitter.

3. Suzanne Collins

Yes, everyone knows I’m deeply in love with The Hunger Games. I haven’t read Suzanne’s previous works, but that is on my list. The thing is, with THG, I was just amazed by how deep Katniss’s characterization went. It was amazingly thorough, and the dystopian world she created was frighteningly realistic. So I’ll buy any of her works to come.

4. Tahereh Mafi

It’s no big secret that I love Shatter Me because of its unique writing style and deep characterization, so the fact that Tahereh makes my auto-buy list shouldn’t be much of a surprise. She really challenged conventions writing this series by writing like a crazy person to portray a crazy person. It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but it sucked me in and I just felt the novel was so personal and deep. I’m really excited to see more from her. And I met Tahereh in November! She’s cool. She’s also awesome on Twitter.

5. Rick Riordan

This may be a little unfair, since I still need to get The Kane Chronicles, but I’m absolutely in love with Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus. Rick is a master storyteller. While it may be a little more middle grade than young adult, his stories are so full of creative adventures and he exploits my love of mythology in the best way. I would definitely buy all his books.

6. Brodi Ashton

Brodi is, in my opinion, the queen of cliffhangers. And while that may be really frustrating at times, it does say a lot about her storytelling ability. Throughout her novels I’m on an emotional rollercoaster the whole time and I absolutely love that.

7. Dan Brown

Though I still haven’t read his pre-Robert Langdon works, I absolutely love Dan Brown’s novels. I’m a bit of a conspiracy nut at times, and he completely fulfills all my fantasies about those kinds of questions. Angels & Demons will always be one of my favorite books out there.

8. John Green

John is just awesome. Does this need elaboration? I’m gonna go with no so this post gets a little shorter.

This says it all…

9. Jennifer L. Armentrout

I’m a bit scared to put Jennifer on the list because this lady just puts out books like the world is ending. What was it, 5 in 2012? I don’t want to go bankrupt, but I do really love her stories and how well she relates to young adults. And the romance that she writes is absolutely fantastic and has me drooling constantly.

10. Laini Taylor

Why yes, I’m putting Laini on the list despite only having read ONE of her books. Still please don’t kill me for not getting around to Days of Blood & Starlight But this lady has such a way with words. It’s absolutely beautiful. One book was all it took to convince me, and all her books are on my to-read list.

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27 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #7: Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List

  1. This is an awesome list. Incidentally, I thought I was subscribed to your blog but I was NOT. I have remedied that so be on the lookout for more comments from me in the future! I can’t always keep up with them but I do the best I can!

    As for your list, how did my co-blogger leave J.K. Rowling off of hers? It’s CRIMINAL! Shame on you, Lyn. I love Jay too. And though we might get teased until the end of time, I am with you on Dan Brown. Angels and Demons is one of my favoritest books EVARRR.

    • Aww thank you! I will definitely look forward to those comments! πŸ˜€ And don’t worry, I’m horrible with commenting consistently as well =/ Definitely something I need to work on.

      Hahaha, I was surprised at that! But I thought… maybe… she just didn’t want to go for the obvious choice? Haha. And YES *high five* Dan Brown is awesome and I’m not letting anyone change my mind on that. πŸ™‚

    • Yeah, I was really excited about Inferno, but I also didn’t like The Lost Symbol too much. But I’m still definitely buying it. I think maybe the Freemasons weren’t as appealing to me as other conspiracies. But since Inferno is set in Europe again I think that’ll already make me like it more πŸ™‚ I’m really curious how it’ll turn out!

  2. YES to JLA and JKR!!! I haven’t read The Casual Vacancy yet, nor have I read anything by JLA other than the Lux series, but STILL.

    I really need to read Stormdancer ASAP because you and Braiden (Book Probe) keep going on about it! I’m so excited to read it. Darn this TBR pile *shakes fist*

    • Hahaha, YES! πŸ˜€ I was a bit hesitant to put JLA on here as well because I didn’t like Half-Blood as much as Lux, but her romance will always be to die for, so yeah.

      Hahaha, READ ITTT. xD Yeah, that’s really one book I won’t shut up about… xD

  3. I have Jay Kristoff on facebook and he is hilarious indeed. I can’t wait to (finally!) read his Stormdancer. I also love Dan Brown’s work πŸ™‚ and Brodi Ashton is a great author too. I hope to read Laini Taylor’s book soon, I hear so many good things about it! The same for The fault in our stars from John Green.

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

    • Oh definitely read Stormdancer! I just can’t shut up about it. Haha, glad you like the list so much! And I can sympathize, by seeing other peoples’ posts, my TBR list is getting longer…

  4. I would buy absolutely everything from J.K. Rowling (her children’s books, that is), Rick Riordan (though I need to catch up on ALL of his books haha), Tahereh Mafi (because duh) and Suzanne Collins (also: need to read Gregor the Overlander, it sounds like a cute MG book πŸ™‚ Also: JLA wrote FIVE books in 2012? That’s crazy!!! Need to read her books soon.

    And, you know…

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    • Yayyy I’m so glad you agree on so much of my list, haha. And yes, I definitely need to read Gregor the Overlander soon.

      YES JLA released 5 books in 2012 – and if you add her books under her adult pen name it was actually 7!! o_o I have no idea how she does it.

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    • Haha, I’ll check out your post and explain πŸ˜› Basically, an inside joke from when I met her in November. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Yes, Jay Kristoff! Aside from being a fantastic writer, he’s just an all-around hilarious and cool guy. Also: Laini Taylor. She is the best. Seriously.

    • Awww, thank you! Dan Brown does not get enough love, I find. His books are amazing, and yeah, the non-Robert Langdon ones are on my list but god that list is long xD

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Nice list! I’d have to agree on John Green, even though I’ve only read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS so far. I LOVED it, though, and can’t wait to read more of his. Funny that you mention Brodi Ashton — I had dinner with her before EVERNEATH was published. She’s tons of fun. I haven’t read her books yet, though — I should probably remedy that ASAP!

    Glad to have found you via TTT!

    • Haha, I’ve only read The Fault in Our Stars and An Abundance of Katherines so far, but I definitely plan to read the rest of his books as well.

      OMG you met Brodi, I’m SO jealous! How could you not have read the book yet? You definitely should!!! It’s great.

      Aww, thanks for finding me, haha πŸ™‚

  7. 4 out of 10 of your authors would have been on my list as well. Dan Brown, J.K. Roling, Suzanne Collins, and Jay Kristoff. To mine I would add Melina Marchetta, Leigh Bardugo, Stephen King, Kirsten Hubbard, Sarah Dessen, and Charlie Higson. I think. But I have so many. O_O

    • Awesome! *high five* It definitely is hard to pick just 10 for this one. I really need to read Leigh Bardugo, huh? Everyone keeps raving, haha.

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