Top 10 Authors to Buy
Kel Tuesday, August 18, 2015 top10
This week's topic is "Top 10 Auto-Buy Authors." I don't normally do "auto-buy" on anything, especially with books. Even if I've loved an author's work before, I may hate the latest release. I may even have loved the first book of a series and disliked the second. All that to say, I take everything on a book by book basis. Which means copious amounts of investigating and review reading and sometimes reading the book first before I'll buy it for my collection.
And now that we've further established I'm a picky cheapskate, here's a slight tweak to the topic. ;)
Top 10 Authors/Particular Books to Buy:
Robin McKinley - Pegasus series
This is an actual auto-buy. The first book came out in 2010. Something went wrong, and the second book never came out. If it ever sees the light of day, I'm snatching it up.
Ilona Andrews - Kate Daniels series
Library doesn't have it and doesn't seem to be getting it any time soon. And I already have the first two books. Might as well keep going. ;)
Marissa Meyer - Winter
Because I have the first three, have enjoyed them, and I'm completing my set. Now the real question: how to get it signed so it'll match the others?
Anne Bishop - The Others series
I have the first two. I've read the third and need to get it. I'm still loving this series and want the next book NOW.
V.E. Schwab - A Darker Shade of Magic
I really liked this book and want it for my shelves. I reserve judgment on the second book. Must read it first.
Kiersten White - Illusions of Fate
Because it was so magical and cute and romantic and not my usual and I liked it and wouldn't mind rereading it. :)
Mary Weber - Siren's Song
Let's face it. Even though I didn't like the second book as much as the first, I'll probably get the end of the trilogy just for the cover art. ;)
Chris Wooding - Tales of the Ketty Jay series
I think I have the first three and just need the fourth to complete the series. Although I've only read the first...wow, I'm such a collector. And so inconsistent. ^^;
And these last two are conditional - books I will be looking to buy if I love them as much as I hope to, or if the library doesn't get them, or if I just get impatient. ;)
Sharon Cameron - Rook
Juliet Marillier - Dreamer's Pool
I really, really, really hope I like this one.
That's it for this round of 10! Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for this week's Updates! In which I dog-sat and cat-sat and start school Monday. (No animals were actually used for seating purposes.) :)