Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I'd Put on My Auto-Buy List

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Shannon's Top Ten Authors She'd Put on Her Auto-Buy List

This was a tricky one for me.  See, I have a lot of authors I like, but I am mostly a review driven reader.  Meaning, if a favorite author came out with a new book, I would look up reviews.  If it got good reviews, I would read it.  If not, then I probably wouldn't. (For example, I loved the Harry Potter series, but had no interest in reading The Casual Vacancy after reading some reviews).  So really, this list is more like "who's book would I pick up at the library if I saw it on the shelf....no questions asked."

1. Garth Nix - I loved his Abhorsen series and want to finish reading his Keys to the Kingdom series at some point.

2. Sue Grafton - I've read all of her Kinsey Millhone books to date and will continue until she reaches "X is for...."

3. Jodi Picoult - I've read most of her books.  I always think they are interesting and she does a great job of writing about controversial subjects.  

4. Julie Kagawa - I lied.  Kagawa would be on my auto-buy list.  

5. Maggie Stiefvater - I lied again.  Stiefvater is now one of my favorite authors and I am working on her finishing her back catalog.  She will always a special place in my heart for writing The Scorpio Races

6. Karen Cushman - I really loved her middle grade books and would probably pick them up if I saw one at a store.  My favorite was probably The Midwife's Apprentice.

7. Gail Carson Levine - In a similar vein as Cushman, but with a fantasy twist.  My favorite was A Tale of Two Castles.

8. Terry Pratchett - I own all of his Discworld books (even though I haven't read all of them).  And if I saw a book of his I didn't own at a bookstore, I would probably buy it.  

9. Emily Giffin - I wouldn't buy them necessarily, but if I saw it at the library, I would definitely check it out.  Her recent books haven't quite lived up to Something Borrowed and Something Blue, but I almost always enjoy them.

10. Kristin Cashore - I really enjoyed Graceling and Fire.  Bitterblue was a small disappointment to me, but if she writes more books in the series then I would get them.  

Honorable Mentions: Veronica Roth, Veronica Rossi, and Leigh Bardugo - If their series end as good as they began then I would probably read anything by them!  


  1. I love Maggie Steifvater too! Great list, I don't know all the authors so I will have to check them out!

    Our TTT

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  2. Yay Kristin Cashore! I actually liked Bitterblue, except for the romance.

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2013/02/top-10-tuesday-my-top-auto-buy-authors.html

  3. The only one of these authors that I have read is Kristin Cashore and haven't gotten to Bitterblue yet. Thanks for sharing. :)



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