Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week this week, I have spent pretty much all my time at work, my job is fun but very full on and I’m so tired that my current read is taking me quite a while to get through as I barely have the time to sit down and read, thank goodness for my audiobook on the bus in the mornings and evenings (it’s Priory of The Orange Tree and I’m loving it for anyone who’s wondering!). I’m going to London this weekend so that should be good. It’s also only two weeks until YALC and I am so excited, it’s been ages since I last saw Hannah and our weekend of bookish fangirling is always my favourite of the year.
Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for all of you, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking our Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors, which should be a fun one, I’d love to see if you guys could guess who was going to be on this list, so let me know in the comments if you guessed any beforehand (if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll probably get most of them, since I talk about them quite a lot). So here we go:
- VE Schwab
Who’s surprised? No one? Kind of figured! Yes, VE Schwab is one of my favourite authors and I will devour absolutely anything she writes, so all of her new books are automatic must buys for me. I’ve read 7 of her books already, but I’ve still got four on my shelves that I haven’t read yet, plus her most recent comics, so I’ve got plenty to be going on with until her next book comes out.
2. Leigh Bardugo
I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve read by Leigh Bardugo so far, i.e. all the Grisha books and I’m so looking forward to diving into King of Scars, and Ninth House when it comes out. She writes the kind of dark fantasies that I just love, so she was a very natural addition to this list.
3. Jodi Picoult
The only non SFF author on this list, Jodi Picoult probably wouldn’t be an author that most people would associate me with, but I do really love her books. It’s very rare for me to get sucked into adult books that aren’t fantasies, but Jodi Picoult has such an engaging writing style and I love how all her books tackle moral/ethical debates and really make me think about things, so every new book she releases, I’m pretty much guaranteed to read.
4. Derek Landy
Skulduggery Pleasant was one of the two big series of my teenage years (Percy Jackson being the other one) and from then on, I’ve been completely addicted to everything Derek has written. I love how well he combines darkness and humour and I just think his worlds are so creative and fun and I always really enjoy his books.
5. Neal Shusterman
I was just starting to fall out of love with science fiction dystopians when I found the Unwind series and completely fell in love with it. Neal Shusterman is another one of these writers who is amazing at combining the dark with the comedic, he creates such brilliant worlds and characters and I’ve just loved everything I’ve read of his so far.
6. Samantha Shannon
My friend actually turned me onto Samantha Shannon’s books (Nicola, from Uni) and it wasn’t love at first read, honestly I found The Bone Season kind of complicated and hard to engage with, but I’ve enjoyed every subsequent book of hers I’ve read, including my current read, Priory!
7. Rick Riordan
I’ll admit, Rick Riordan is not as much of an autobuy author as he used to be, as I’ve got older, I haven’t loved his books as much as I did when I was a teenager, which is fair enough, he does write books for people half my age! Still, I had to include him on this list because for so many years he has been an auto-buy author of mine, and I still love his older books, even if I’ve not been as keen on the Trials of Apollo series.
8. Sarah J Maas
I know there are a lot of mixed opinions about Sarah J Maas’ books, but I really love them and eagerly await her next one each time she has a new release, though I will admit that Kingdom of Ash is far too long and I have yet to finish it!
9. Maggie Stiefvater
Well any Raven Cycle related books anyway, I’ve found I haven’t had much luck with her standalones, I liked but didn’t love The Scorpio Races and I couldn’t finish All The Crooked Saints. I’m so excited for Call Down The Hawk though, I can’t wait to catch up with Ronan and hopefully some of the rest of the gang too.
10. Alwyn Hamilton
The Rebel of Sands trilogy might have had a mixed reaction from me (loved the first book, was a bit meh about the second and not keen on the third) but I love Alwyn as a person, she’s always so lovely at author signings, that I’m eagerly awaiting what comes next from her.
So there we go, my auto-buy authors. Do we share any? Are you excited for/have you read any of these authors’ most recent books? Let me know in the comments! Next week’s topic is Settings I’d Like To See More Of, so that should be a fun one as we haven’t had a settings topic in a while.
I should have another Book Vs Movie comparison soon, but that will depend on how busy I am at work!