Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors



You know that I don't buy books - usually - unless I've read them already, thanks to my public library. This is to ensure that my personal library is filled with only my favorites. (Why waste money on something I didn't adore?)

However, this week's topic is Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors, and I think I have a few. There are some writers that - whether I've read one book of theirs so far or all their books - have got me utterly sold on their writing style, enough that I will spend money on a book of theirs without having read it, since I am 94.7% guaranteed to love it.

[However, because I am not a rich person, I would like to change this topic to: Auto-Buy Authors if I had the money to Auto-Buy without great consideration of my limited funds.]

[And we will also turn this into a Top Five because I am stingy with giving out my UTTER DEVOTION to authors. I'm scared of wasting time on a bad book. So you really have to PROVE YOURSELF to be on this list.]

[This list also excludes classic authors, because they are no longer producing new books.]

Without further ado, let's start with the obvious one:


1. Maggie Stiefvater

Because she is QUEEN. And she has proven herself OVER and OVER and OVER again to me - her writing is EXCELLENCE. I've only read The Raven Cycle and The Scorpio Races, but anything that she's ever written or will write assuredly has a spot on my TBR.

2. Elizabeth Wein

Can there be two queens? Because Elizabeth Wein is the other one. Maggie is Queen of Magical Realism and Elizabeth Wein is Queen of Historical Fiction. Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire BLEW MY MIND, and I am so so so excited to read Black Dove White Raven. I enter into her books knowing my heart will be goo and my mind will be in pieces by the end. We readers are so masochistic.

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3. Marissa Meyer

The Lunar Chronicles show that Marissa Meyer is capable not only of writing something fun, but also utterly clever. The way her plots twist into each other is just so CLEVER I LOVE IT. As is the way she incorporates tiny hints to the fairy tales she is retelling. TOP NOTCH.

4. Laini Taylor

I've only read her Daughter of Smoke and Bone books (and those very recently), but I am in love with the masterful weave of her plot. It twists all over the place and I WISH I could plot like that SO BADLY. I'm also super in love with her characters. I want to HUG THEM ALL. (Especially Zuzana.)





5. Holly Black

But hold! You say. You have read but one of Holly Black's books. Is she worthy of a place on your list?
The answer, my friend, is yes. It's true, I've only read The Darkest Part of the Forest, but instantly after I finished I put everything by her on my TBR, so if that's not evidence of how much I love her writing, I don't know what is. It gives me shivers - both good and bad - and I LOVE that!

What authors do you automatically buy - no matter what the storyline or genre of their latest book? Let me know in the comments! And link me your Top Ten Tuesdays!

19 comments:

  1. Elizabeth Wein could have made my list -- I need to get my hands on Black Dove White Raven because she makes me feel!

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    1. Oh Elizabeth Wein is the queen of feels! Why have I not read Black Dove White Raven yet? :-P

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  2. This is a great list. My favorite Maggie Stiefvater book is The Scorpio Races. I also adore Melissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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    1. I loved The Scorpio Races! But I think The Raven Cycle will always have a favorite spot in my heart, since it was what introduced me to Maggie Stiefvater. :-)

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  3. Laini Taylor was my top pick, I adored Daughter of Smoke and Bone so much! Elizabeth Wein's books sound interesting, I'll have to check them out.

    Here's my TTT.

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    1. I hope you enjoy Elizabeth Wein! Prepare to have your heart exploded. :-)

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  4. Marissa Meyer is on my list too! And the other four just barely squeaked by. I love them all so much, but I had a hard time narrowing it down to ten. I just read my first Holly Black book yesterday (White Cat) and it was really good. I definitely want to pick up more of her books.

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  5. Holly Black and Laini Taylor were so close to making my list! I didn't even think of Wein - but I should have added her too.

    Check out my TTT and my current giveawa which ends tonight at midnight.

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    1. Darn, I missed your giveaway because I am lazy and took WAYY too long to respond to comments. Whoops. :-(

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  6. Yes to Marissa Meyer! And Maggie Stiefvater even though I've only read "The Scorpio Races" by her. I'd still love to buy ALL the rest of her books! And so many other authors' as well... although I'm blanking out right now :P

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    1. OH READ MORE STIEFVATER. She's the best <3

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  7. I need to get around to Elizabeth Wein's and Marissa Meyer's books... I've heard so many good things about them!
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    1. As lovely as Marissa Meyer is, I'd put Elizabeth Wein on the absolute top of your priority list. She is the GREATEST.

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  8. Nice list! We match a bit here. Can't go wrong with Black or Stiefvater! There are a few others here I'll have to read up on. Happy reading.
    Top 10 @Libby Blog

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    1. I really have got to read more of both! Their writing is so lovely.

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  9. Maggie Stiefvater and Holly Black love them, I must read these other authors.

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    1. Yes you must! Especially Elizabeth Wein. She's got the most heartrendingly beautiful books.

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  10. What a great list! MAGGIE MAGGIE MAGGIE! I'm reading Linger at the moment and it is marvellous. Only this summer did I discover Wolves of Mercy Falls -- before that I'd only read Raven Cycle -- but I am so excited to read everything the woman's ever written.

    And when I finish Linger, I'm going to read Black Dove, White Raven! I am positively bubbling over with excitement.

    I'm yet to read Meyer, Black or Taylor, but I've heard so many good things about them all ... I need to check them all out, ASAP.

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    1. I have yet to read Wolves of Mercy Falls but it's super high on my list because... duh it's MAGGIE. :-D

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