Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.
Today’s topic is: ‘Top Ten of My Auto-Buy Authors’
1. J.K. Rowling
Okay, yes. I know I’ve been mentioning Jo a lot over the past couple of weeks, but that’s because I love her so freaking much. Jo’s books are like home for me (cheesy, yes, but true.) Whenever I read her writing, it’s like I’m falling back into a comfortable, familiar routine. I own all her books, and I will always own all her books. The only book I haven’t yet read by her is The Casual Vacancy but I plan on changing that very soon.
2. John Green
John Green is one of my favorite authors. I really love his writing style; I think he’s quirky, witty, smart and hilarious. Even though I believe that he recycles his characters, I will still always read his books just because they’re such a delight to read. I owned Looking for Alaska, but I gave it away since I didn’t much like it. And I will buy Let it Snow as soon as Christmas draws close.
3. Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas is a pretty new edition to this list. I only got into her work this year, but I’ve adored all but one of her books. Anything she puts out into this world, I will buy, because I hold her writing and characters in very high esteem. I currently own all her books, except Heir of Fire, since I’m waiting for that to come out in paperback.
4. Rainbow Rowell
I love Rainbow Rowell’s young adult books. Both Eleanor & Park and Fangirl are such brilliant reads. Her characters are always relatable, and her writing reads like smooth honey. I haven’t read Landline yet, but I do own it. The only book I don’t have is Attachments. My cousin bought me an e-copy of the book, and I didn’t like it too much, so I might not buy the physical copy. But anything else Rainbow releases, I’m getting it.
5. Patrick Ness
I got into Patrick Ness’s books fairly recently as well, but I’m head over heels in love with this man’s work. He’s a brilliant writer, and his books are always very different, very atmospheric. I will buy anything he puts out. If he writes an ode to an onion, I will buy it and gladly read all of it.
6. Donna Tartt
Donna Tartt is also one of my favorite authors. What’s weird about her is that I don’t always like her books. I read the Goldfinch, but I didn’t love it- it was okay. I’m trying to make my way through the Little Friend, but it’s already taken me over two months, and I’m still not done. But. The Secret History by her is one of those books that I can’t get over. Every time I think about it, I want to pick it up and read it again. It is brilliant, insightful, creepy and mind-blowing. She’s a fantastic writer, and I will pick up anything else she puts out, because I know what this woman is capable of.
7. Stephen Chbosky
Stephen, Stephen, Stephen. Why have you only written one book? The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of my absolute favorite books, and I cannot – for the life of me – accept the fact that Chboksy doesn’t have anything else out. I need him to write something else. I need it. And whatever he writes, I will buy.
8. Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie’s books are brilliant. Her The Wolves of Mercy Falls series was average for me, but I still enjoyed her writing style very much, which is why I kept reading after the first book. And of course, her the Raven Cycle is absolutely magnificent. The only book I haven’t read by her is the Scorpio Races, but I do plan on reading that as soon as possible.
9. Samantha Shannon
Samantha is very young, but she’s already done something amazing. Often called the next J.K. Rowling (unfairly, in my opinion), she is the author of the Bone Season series, which is one of my favorite series at the moment. She hasn’t published anything else, but I will buy anything else she puts forward.
10. Laini Taylor
I love her the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, even though I have yet to read the final installment. Her writing is lyrical and poetic, and I would love to see what else she has to offer.
Honorary mention to Marie Rutkoski and Renée Ahdieh
I felt it was a little unfair to put Marie Rutkoski on this list, because she has multiple books out that I haven’t yet had a chance to read. But I am positive that whatever she puts out in the future, I will be on it. Also, Renée Ahdieh is a brilliant writer. Her first novel took the entire world by storm, and I’m sure whatever she puts out next will be just as fantastic.