Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is: Auto-Buy Authors

For me, auto-buy authors are those where I've read the majority of the books they've published and have enjoyed pretty much all of them. Some of these then, of course, are my all-time favorite authors, those a few are just authors I really enjoy. These are author whose books I would potentially purchase without ever even caring about what it's about. I feel like a lot of this post is going to be repetitive since I've talked about authors I love a lot on the blog, but regardless, here we are!

1. Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the ShoreThe Wind-Up Bird ChronicleDance Dance Dance (The Rat, #4)1Q84
It's no secret that Murakami is one of all-time favorite authors. I have loved almost everything I've read by him and enjoyed everything I've read. There are only a few of his books that I haven't gotten to yet over the years, but hopefully that will be rectified soon.

2. Michel Faber

The Crimson Petal and the WhiteUnder the SkinThe Book of Strange New ThingsSome Rain Must Fall: And Other Stories
Faber is another author that I would genuinely never think twice about pre-ordering a book from. 

3. Donna Tartt

The Secret HistoryThe GoldfinchThe Little Friend
Tartt is another author where I've never really disliked anything I've read by her. She doesn't have the largest selection of books published, but the ones that are have been phenomenal.

4. Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)In the Night Garden (The Orphan's Tales, #1)PalimpsestRadiance
I fell in love with Valente's writing a number of years ago and that hasn't changed or wavered once ever since. I can't honestly think of a book she's written that I didn't at least enjoy for one reason or another, and I can think of many books that I've loved and/or have become favorites. I'd read anything new that she writes and it'd be a pretty hard task to ever convince me to not be excited about something new that she writes.

5. Christina Henry

Alice (The Chronicles of Alice, #1)Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain HookThe MermaidThe Girl in Red
Christina Henry is one of the more recent favorite authors that I've discovered and thus far I haven't met a book from her that I didn't like. I've not read some of her earliest work yet, but I do plan to check them out at some point and see how I feel about those, since I believe they are quite different from some of her more recent work. Still, I would (and have) bought anything she writes.

6. Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2.5)
I wasn't sure if I should include Rothfuss since he's only written the one series, but if we're being honest...I would probably check out anything he writes, whether it's part of The Kingkiller Chronicles or not. His writing seems to be hit or miss with people these days, but I absolutely love it. 

7. Jacqueline Carey

Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1)StarlessMiranda and CalibanBanewreaker (The Sundering, #1)
Carey is one of those writers with such an obvious talent for writing that every book I've read by her feels like a true masterpiece. I'm enamored with what she writes and although I still have a lot of her backlist to read, everything I've read so far I've loved and I'd easily pick up anything new that she writes. 

8. Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1)The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2)The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)Small Spaces (Small Spaces #1)
Arden is another author that doesn't have a huge library of works yet, but after The Winternight Trilogy, she can just go ahead and take all of my money and send everything she writes directly to me. Small Spaces was also such a fun, spooky middle grade that I really can't wait to see what direction she takes next with her writing.

9. J.A. White

A Path Begins (The Thickety, #1)NightbooksArchimancy (Shadow School #1)
White's Thickety series is one of my favorite middle grade series and I am just mesmerized by White's imagination. He has a new book coming out this August and I cannot wait to read it--it was an easy auto-buy decision for me!

10. And a tie for the last number! 
Robert V.S. Redick | Anna Smith Spark
James Islington

Master Assassins (The Fire Sacraments, #1)The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust #1)The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy, #1)
I decided to group these three together because I've only read a limited number of books by them, but I've loved what I have read so far. Anna Smith Spark and James Islington have only written books for one trilogy so far (separate trilogies, of course... they aren't writing them together) and based on what they've already written I would wholeheartedly read anything else they write. Redick does have a bit more backlist for me to dive into, but the two I've read from him (Master Assassins, The Red Wolf Conspiracy) I've highly enjoyed.

Have you read any of these books? Who are some of your auto-buy authors?


  1. Great list! Catherynne M. Valente and Donna Tartt are both authors I want to try, and I want to cross The Bear and the Nightingale and The Thickety off my TBR, too. :)

  2. I definitely need to check out Christina Henry! There's at least two books on there that I've been wanting to read. Great list :)

    -leelynn @ sometimes leelynn reads

  3. Christina Henry would be on my list too, I've read all of her books except for one, which I need to go back and read someday😊 (Red Queen)

  4. I'm halfway through The Name of the Wind right now and am loving it, so I agree. But OMG, Jacqueline Carey is amazing!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  5. I've heard so many good things about Patrick Rothfuss.

    My TTT.

  6. Great List! I've heard so many things about Arden that I'm going to get her trilogy and read it this year, or at least start it. Here is my post https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2019/07/top-ten-tuesday-autobuy-authors.html

  7. I've only read Catherine Arden from this list so far, but I'd like to read The Secret History someday.

  8. I haven't read any of these authors yet, but I've heard great things. I am happy they made your list today. Hopefully they all release books soon so you can enjoy them again!

  9. I do the same thing. If I really like an author they appear on my blog a lot haha! This is an awesome list- so many good authors here. I have The Girl in Red to read net- can't wait! And I just read a review yesterday for Small Space and it sounds so freaky and fun.

  10. I really would like to read more from Christina Henry!

  11. Wonderful list. I love Christina Henry's and Katherine Arden's books.

  12. I loved the Winternight trilogy and I recently nabbed Small Spaces as a Read Now on NetGalley! 😀

    I have only read one Murakami, but I am certainty going to read more. 👍✨

    Catherynne M. Valente's writing is brilliant. 💜✨

  13. I got a copy of The Girl in Red by Christina Henry for my birthday and I'm really looking forward to reading it. I've heard good things about her books :)