Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, with a different topic set each week. This week the top ten topic is:
Authors I’d Put on my Auto-Buy List
Well... I don’t really auto-buy anyone. There are certainly authors who I love, and I like to know when they have a new book out, but if the book really doesn’t look like my kind of thing I won’t necessarily buy it just because. So this isn’t so much an auto-buy list as an auto-interest list. I will definitely look out for anything new these authors are putting out, and it won’t take much to persuade me to pick up the book...
There are more than just ten, but these are my top ones.
Diana Wynne Jones – I still haven’t read them all, and these are my absolute top choices to look out for in charity shops and second hand stores, especially as these tend to be great places to find her books. She’s written a lot of books over the years, and I’m always adding to my DWJ shelf.
Ursula Le Guin – I love her books, and there’s always something new to find in them, even when she’s tackling old stories or themes (e.g. Lavinia).
Terry Pratchett – Mainly Discworld, but I’m interested in his separate books too. I still haven’t had a chance to read Nation or The Long Earth, but they’re on my To Read shelf.
Caroline Lawrence – I love her Roman Mysteries and Western Mysteries series, and any new book in these is definitely an auto-read!
China Mieville – I’m still catching up with his books, but on the strength of the ones I’ve read I’ll definitely take a look at future books.
Trudi Canavan – I loved the Black Magician trilogy and the Age of the Five trilogy, and I’ve got the Traitor Spy trilogy ready to read. I’m always interested in future works.
J. K. Rowling – After Harry Potter I’ll always take an interest in what she’s writing. I decided not to buy The Casual Vacancy because it didn’t necessarily seem like my kind of thing, but I’m interested to see what she will write in the future.
Julie Kagawa – I’ve only read the first book in the Iron Fey series so far but I loved it, and I really enjoyed The Immortal Rules too. I’ll be catching up on the Iron Fey books and keeping a look out for whatever is next!
Emma Newman – I love Emma’s short stories as well as the first book in the Split Worlds series. I’ll definitely be looking out for more, and can’t wait for the next book in the series!
George R. R. Martin – Any new books in the Song of Ice and Fire series are going to be auto-buys... I have to know what happens! But I’ll look out for his other books too.
What about you? Who’s on your auto-buy list, or whose books do you always take an interest in? Any authors whose entire collection you’re on a mission to own?