Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top Ten Authors On My Auto-Buy List

Today is a Top Ten Tuesday Rewind day!  Today I'm tackling a list that I immediately regretted not posting as soon as I saw it on other people's blogs. Since I seem to be especially good at completing Top Ten Tuesday lists that revolve around buying books, I thought it was appropriate that I talk about all of the books I plan on buying in the future.  I would also talk about the Beauty and the Beast sized library I plan on obtaining so I have a place to keep all of these books, but I'm still working out the details on that one.

At any rate, I've decided to include and link up to the author's upcoming book in each of these cases.  If I don't know when his or her next book will be out then the link will lead you to the most recent release.

1.) Victoria Schwab
 I fell in love with Victoria's writing and storytelling in The Near Witch.  Her books are always haunting yet gorgeous.

2.) John Green
I know a lot of people think John Green is overhyped and overrated, but I genuinely love his books and had so many feels while reading The Fault In Our Stars.  Considering how crazy my life has been lately, one passage in particular has resonated with me a lot over the past few months and made me think of how it applies to my own life.  If an author can make me think and feel that much than his or her books definitely have a place in my life.

3.) Catherynne M. Valente

It took a chapter or two, but when I read Valente's The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making, I fell head over heels in love, and I enjoyed The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led The Revels There even more.  Although Catherynne has some adult books out that I don't own, I hope to acquire them soon.  Both the world and the writing in the Fairyland series is just totally magical.

4.) Stephanie Perkins
You know what happens when I read a Stephanie Perkins book?  I essentially attach myself to the book and swoon until I've finished reading it.  I know Perkins will be publishing books that are in different genres, but given how readable everything I've read from her is, I have a feeling that I will love them anyways.

5.) Diana Peterfreund

I admit, even though I like all of Diana's books, some of them have their weird moments for me (Killer Unicorns series, I am looking at you).  However, their concepts are always so brilliant and her writing is lovely.

6.) Maggie Stiefvater
Every time I pick up a Maggie book there's a tiny piece of my brain that's dubious, but by the time I finish the book, I find I've only fallen harder in love. 

7.) Neil Gaiman

I shouldn't have to explain this one.  I mean, it's Neil Gaiman. COME ON.  However, I will, because I like you guys.  When I read Stardust, it basically felt like the ultimate fairy tale/fantasy for me.  It's everything I want a fairy tale to be.  Well done, Neil.

8.) Tamora Pierce

I actually haven't read the past few books Tamora Pierce has released, mainly because of the size of my TBR pile. They just always get bumped.  However, she was an author I adored during my formative years, and I'm happy to support her.

9.) Katja Millay

It may seem weird that I am adding Katja to my autobuy list when I've only read one book by her, but her writing is simply stunning.  

10.) Patrick Rothfuss

Gorgeous writing and brilliant storytelling?  If Patrick Rothfuss ever actually finishes writing The Doors of Stone I'll definitely buy it.

There you have it. A small sample of the books that will inevitably be added to my collection.  Which authors are on your auto-buy lists?


  1. I wrote list of my auto-buy authors not so long ago. We have Gaiman in common. :)
    I love Patrick Rothfuss, his reviews and other articles are always so well written and funny. I didn't like 'The Name Of The Wind' though. Don't get me wrong, it was not bad, but since there was all that hype I expected better. I still didn't read the sequel, although I have it waiting on my shelf...
    I read only "Deathless" from Catherynne M. Valente and that book and I didn't get along since the characters had open marriage philosophy and there was a lot of cheating involved and I don't like that. But I loved her whimsical writing style so I will give 'The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making,' a shot. :)
    The rest of the authors are still on my tbr...
    The topic a picked today was: My top ten hilarious book titles...

  2. Liz! I love ALL the books you chose! I actually just re-read The Raven Boys; SO EXCITED FOR THE DREAM THIEVES! And I so want Vicious, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, and Across a Star-Swept Sea too! Fantastic post :D

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    -Brad @ BookYAReview

  3. I love Neil Gaiman and I see John Green everywhere. I've got to read one of his books just to see if they are as good as everybody says. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  4. I can't remember whether Neil Gaiman made my auto-buy list when I did that a few weeks ago...but yeah, totally looking forward to his next book! And the next Catherynne Valente book! And I finally got my hands on The Wise Man's Fear, looking forward to it--and, of course, the third book in the series! Great list =)

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  5. Hooray for Patrick Rothfuss! He would be on my auto-buy list too :-)

  6. John Green and Tamora Pierce are on my auto-buy lists as well. I wan't madly in love with The Fault in Our Stars, but I've loved almost all of his other books. Tamora is basically a goddess. She was the first YA I ever read so she has a special place in my heart.

  7. Yes, yes, yes, to Stephanie Perkins! And I really like a lot of the other authors, although I can't say they are autobuys for me.

  8. Excellent list. Impressive that one book can pull an author onto your auto-buy list - you have more reader faith than I can manage most days. And I totally agree with you about Stephanie Perkins. I LOVED Anna, and I'm excited on reading her other books. Thanks for posting!



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