Top Ten Authors I Auto-Buy

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's topic is: Top Ten Authors on Your Auto-Buy List.

There are so many authors that I auto-buy and I was so surprised that some of my most-read authors (from last week's list) weren't on this one. Can you believe it? (Warning: fangirling below.)

Ever since I read Anna and the French Kiss, I just can't stop buying Perkins books.  She is coming out with a few books in the coming months-- one a horror book and of course, that will already be in my cart to preorder.  However, no matter how many guys Perkins writes about, Etienne will always be my first love. *sigh*
In the past few years with a variety of literature read for classes, I've come to enjoy translated work.  The whole process of the translated novel is incredibly fascinating.  Who knows, I might even write a post about it one of these days.  Getting ready last year for my 5-month adventure to South Korea, I decided to delve into Korean literature.  What better way to learn more about a country than to read some of its bestselling novels.  Kyung-Sook Shin is a genius.  I was so fortunate, when I went to Korea, I was able to interview Shin's translator, Sora Kim-Russell (I'll Be Right There).  Her books are so moving and unbelievably gorgeous! I hope she releases something soon-- and has it translated so I can read it!
Way back when, I started Bray's Gemma Doyle series.  It took me years to finish with the intimidating size of the forth and last book, A Sweet Far Thing. In those years, I continued to reread the books more than I can count.  I made memories with those books, highlighting passages, and tabbing pages.  Now if Libba Bray is writing something, you can bet it will be purchased by me.  Going Bovine is one of my favorite books by her.
Amy Plum made zombies sexy.  Any author who can do that and have me like a zombie book, deserves all the book purchases.  
It started with Fault in Our Stars and really, I just can't get enough of these books that make me cry.  John Green has a way with words.  He just gets it.
I haven't read a book by Noel in a long time but if she comes out with any books, I will definitely be buying her stuff.  Here is this author who can write about vampires and contemporary romances.  Her range is simply fantastic.
Godberson writes historicals like a boss.  Set in Manhattan, in the 1899, drama is afoot in her Luxe series. In her most recent series, she welcomes us to Long Island in the 20s.  There is never a dull moment.  I hope a new release is in the works. 
You know I love Cassandra Clare.  A few years ago, The Bucket List talked about City of Bones in our annual book discussion.  Since then, Clare keeps coming out with awesome side-series and other books that are just great.  I will read everything she has and keep reading-- even if the two in-love lead characters turn out to be siblings.
It was Hate List that got me buying everything of hers.  Truthfully, I haven't read anything else by her; I just keep buying her contemporary YA.  When I have the time and when I am ready for another crying fest, I'll be sure to pick her books up off my shelf.  How do you prepare for a crying-fest? I don't think I'll ever be ready.
It started with The Adventures of Fan Boy and Goth Girl and then Boy Toy and then tons of others.  Barry Lyga has a talent of creating stories readers are interested in.  I, actually, brought Hero Type with me on vacation to Disney World one year-- and I don't mean for the plane ride, I mean I stayed up after a day in the park and read through the night.  Barry Lyga does that and I buy all his books because of it.

What authors do you auto-buy?

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  1. I feel like I need to read Amy Plum's take on zombies! Also - Libba Bray is awesome. I can see why she made your list this week! Great choices, Jeanna :)

  2. Cassandra Clare is definitely on my list too. I didn't enjoy her middle grade books but I'll read anything Shadowhunter-related thing she writes!

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  3. ... and now I need to check out books by Amy Plum. :)