Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

Written By: Kellie - Feb• 26•13

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Annnnd, I’m back. With the exception of previously scheduled tours, I had to step back from blogging for a few weeks to get all of the necessary edits done on Mortality, before I could start sending out ARCs. That is now done!

So, what better way to get back into blogging than to participate in my favorite meme, Top Ten Tuesday, the ultimate list-lovers meme, which is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This weeks list is authors who are on my auto-buy list… Okay, that list has exactly two authors on it, so I’ll expand it to my auto-interested list. It doesn’t take much to get my interested, but there are very few authors who get auto-bumped to the top of my TBR pile.

1. Patricia Briggs
If a new Mercy Thompson or Alpha & Omega book is coming out, I’m going to buy it as soon as I can. I’ve yet to ever preorder a book, but if I do it will be for the wonderful Patricia Briggs. Annnnd, I just realized that Frost Burned comes out next month. I’m going to die of book happyness. Ahhh! /freakout

2. Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Norville books are auto-buys for me. I feel like I’ve betrayed some sort of sacred order if I wait more than a week to read these. New book next month! Squeeee! I’ve also picked up all of her standalone stories, but none of them have had quite the same effect on me as rooting for Kitty the werewolf.

3. Richelle Mead
And so begins the part of the list with authors I liked buttt… I love love love both her Vampire Academy series and her Dark Swan series. But I’m two books behind on Bloodlines, and haven’t even tried Georgia Kincade. I will get there one day! I swear it. I’m also really excited for Gameboard of the Gods, just because it has an awesome title.

4. Rachel Vincent
Her adult series (Unbound and Shifters) are pretty darn close to the top of my favorite series of all time list. I will be purchasing Oath Bound the second it’s available. But… I couldn’t get in to her Soul Screamers books, despite everyone saying they’re fantastic.

5. Michelle Sagara West
Toronto author, whaaaat?! Her Chronicles of Elantra books are must-buys for me, but I haven’t really checked out any of her other stuff yet. I’ve got an ARC of the first book in her Queen of the Dead series sitting on my shelf, but it isn’t really jumping out at me as a must read. Ahh well.

6. Maria V. Snyder
While I still need to read her Insider series, almost anything this fantastic author puts out makes it to the top of my TBR list pretty quickly. While I enjoyed her Glass and Study series’, Touch of Power totally blew me away and I can’t wait to read more.

I’d like to take a second here to point out how weird it is that I read almost exclusively YA now, yet my favorite authors are still on this list for their adult work. Maybe I should branch out? Alright, on to the young adult authors.

7. Jeyn Roberts
Another Canadian, and one of my absolute favorites. So far, I will read any novel she releases, but it’s only been two so far (and they are so freakin’ good!) so it’s hard to really compare her to my tried-and-true authors. She’s still got plenty of time, and definitely has potential for staying power on my bookshelf.

8. Stephanie Perkins
Pretty much the same story as above. She’s fantastic and NEEDS to start releasing more books.

I think that’s all for now. Writing this list has gotten me so excited that I’m going to be able to start reading more now. I’m already 8 books behind on my goal for the year, but I think I’m about to start picking up steam!

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