Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors
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This week’s topic: Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors
This week’s topic is all about my auto-buy authors. Not surprisingly, some of my favorite authors are on here, but this list isn’t static. Some names have dropped off while others have been added over the years as my tastes have changed or I discover new books.
Sanderson’s been on my must-buy list for years, and I don’t just stop at reading his books, I collect them too – special editions, signed editions, anything I can get my hands on. The man is a writing machine too, so it feels like there’s always something on the horizon to look forward to.
I read Kushiel’s Dart for the first time when I was in college, and from then on I was hooked! I’ve read every novel Carey has written since, including her urban fantasy.
Marillier is an author who’s a somewhat new discovery for me, so I’m still gradually working through her back list. But every time I find out about a new book of hers, it goes immediately on the list.
Butcher’s been pretty quiet lately while The Dresden Files series is still stalled and we’re waiting on news about his next Cinder Spires book. The fact that he’s remained on my auto-buy list despite that tells you just how much I love his work, and my interest hasn’t cooled even a little bit.
I know I really shouldn’t count series, but whatever. I just love Rivers of London, okay?
Sarah Pinborough has always been awesome in my books, but I feel like she’s really hit her stride with her last few novels delivering punchy, enthralling reads each time. That kind of reliability is always key to an author earning a spot on my must-buy list.
Speaking of which, RJ Barker is another relative newcomer to this list, but when you pull off a phenomenal series like The Wounded Kingdom trilogy, you’re damn right I’m going to sit up and pay attention to everything you write from now on.
I have followed and enjoyed Mark Lawrence’s work since the beginning, I have read all his novels, and I’m not about to stop now.
Sebastien de Castell
I was already a big fan of Sebastien de Castell after the Greatcoats series. After checking out his Spellslinger series, that just sealed the deal.
Granted, I’m still relatively new to Kelley Armstrong’s work (she’s written a lot books and I’ve barely begun to scratch the surface) but I’m 100% sold on her thrillers and at this point I’m also completely open to trying everything else she writes!