Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten authors on my auto-read list

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Authors On My Auto-Buy List. Since I’m trying to curtail the buying — but not the reading — I’ve played with the theme just a teeny bit.

We actually did this TTT topic back in February 2013, and if you’re interested, you can check out my list here. When I look back at my 2013 auto-buy list, I have to say that I’d still include 100% of the authors I included back then! In an effort not to repeat myself, my list today is going to be an ADDITIONAL ten authors whose works I want to read, pretty much no matter what.

Without further ado — here are the ten authors whose inspire a “gimme, gimme” feeling in me:

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Gimme all the books. Now.

  1. Patricia Briggs: Looking back at my 2013 list, I’m shocked that Patricia Briggs wasn’t on it yet. Perhaps I was still in the early stages of falling in love with her amazing urban fantasy worlds?
  2. Chris Bohjalian: I haven’t been let down yet, and I’m constantly impressed all over again by his ability to write in seemingly every genre. I still have several of his older books to catch up on, and I’m looking forward to it!
  3. Jojo Moyes: In the last couple of years, I’ve read 6 books by Jojo Moyes, and I’m planning to read many more.
  4. Deanna Raybourn: While I haven’t read the Lady Julia Grey series for which she’s so well-know, I have read and enjoyed two historical novels by this author, and plan to start her new Victorian mystery series in the next month or so.
  5. Lisa Genova: I thought Left Neglected was fascinating, and Inside the O’Briens was incredibly powerful. I still need to read Still Alice, and I’m sure wherever this author goes next will be equally interesting.
  6. Miranda Kenneally: Gotta admit, I’ve really loved each of the three YA novels I’ve read so far by Miranda Kenneally. I still have to read her earliest three, but this is an author I intend to keep following.
  7. Rainbow Rowell: I’ve loved all four of her books so far. More please!
  8. Nicole Peeler: Her Jane True series totally rocked! I really liked the first book in her Jinn & Juice series too, and hope there are more on the way.
  9. Joe Hill: He regularly scares the bejeezus out of me, but I love him anyway. I’ll read anything he writes.
  10. Bill Willingham: After the masterpiece that is Fables, I’m willing to bet that whatever comes next will be smashing.


Do we have any auto-buy/auto-read authors in common? Share your links, please, and I’ll come check out your top 10!

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29 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten authors on my auto-read list

  1. I seriously fail for not putting Jojo Moyes on my list. She’s one of my favourite authors, I don’t know how I managed to miss her! Great list 😀

  2. I love Rainbow Rowell. For some reason I forgot to include her on my TTT this week. I’ve read all her books and they are all amazing.

  3. I can’t wait to try Joe Hill’s other works (I’ve only read the first four volumes of Locke & Key, the graphic novels, which I loved). I started reading a Chris Bohjalian book a few years ago but never finished because I had to leave for Lisbon rather suddenly (it was a library book), but I really want to get back and give that another go, I remember really enjoying the first half of it!

    • Do you remember which Bohjalian book you started? There are so many good ones to choose from! I realize now that I never did finish Locke & Key, which is really weird because I loved those books! I think when the last one came out, I decided to re-read the other volumes first, and then just never got around to it.

      • Yes, it was The Sandcastle Girls – which I remember loving for the Armenian perspective, a new one for me! I was so sad that my library only had the first four volumes of Locke & Key, I was so looking forward to seeing how it was going to develop! When/if you get around to finishing let me know if the ending lives up to the rest 🙂

        • The Sandcastle Girls is one I still need to read! I think I have it on my Kindle — really need to get to it! Yes, I’ll definitely let you know about L&K. I think I should make finishing that series a goal for the rest of 2015!

          • I really liked the first half of it 😛 Actually that statement applies to both things! I hope you enjoy the others as much!

    • I really only discovered her books in the last two years, but I’ve loved each and every one! I think there are still a few of her earlier books that I haven’t read yet, and I really should make time to get to them.

  4. I’ve only read a few of these authors, looks like I might have a couple more to check out 🙂 I need more of Jojo Moyes work in my life, I’ve only read one book so far D: and it was a super duper short one!

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