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Top 10 Authors to Buy


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, 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
Scarlet Pimpernel.

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.) :)


  1. Yay, Chris Wooding! Seriously, you're like only the second person I've found that has read his Tales of the Ketty Jay series. Of course, I've only read the first three (and let me tell you, you've got a lot to look forward to because I think it just keeps getting better) because I don't want to read the fourth and have the story be over. I'm not usually that way about series, but this one? Yeah, definitely am not looking forward to the series being over.

    My TTT

    1. Thanks! I know I'll get back to them one of these days (maybe while avoiding law school homework >.>). I'm kind of glad it's only four books total, though. That way I don't feel helplessly behind.

  2. I don't really do the auto-buy thing! Auto-read, but not necessarily auto-buy. Sarah Fine would be on there. Sharon Cameron too - her three novels are AMAZING :D Everyone else... it takes a lot of books for me to mark an author as "auto-read"! Meaning they had to have had a ton published. With adult books, it's easy, because those ladies churn out romance novels at least twice a year! Elizabeth Hoyt, Tessa Dare, Tessa Bailey, Megan Erickson - a lot more romance authors are on my "auto-read" list. :D

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I know what you mean. Between either lack of output or inconsistent enjoyment level, it's hard to mark anyone auto-anything. I guess that should make us more grateful for the lucky few. ;)

  3. I don't really auto-buy, but I try to find backlist books on sale at the library or in the case of Agents of Hel, pick up from another nice blogger. And Dreamer's Pool is one I have been coveting but neglecting to buy. I tired B&N over the weekend and they didn't have a copy. And here I was trying to not go through Amazon.

    1. Oh, I bargain shop like crazy! Library sales, Better World Books, Book Outlet, marketplace sellers on Amazon and BN and used book stores when I can. I'm with you, though; I've heard so many good things about Dreamer's Pool. I'm really hoping I like it as much as everyone else has. :)

  4. Ooh, I didn't know Juliet Marillier wrote another book! Can't wait to read it! I LOVED Wildwood Dancing (and bought it). But Cybele's Secret was a little too weird for me. I guess that was one of the rare cases where I didn't auto-buy from an author I love. Usually if I like one book by an author, I assume I'll like them all.

    1. Marillier has a number of adult fantasy books out there, including a few more retellings. Cybele's Secret didn't really work for me either, but I'm looking forward to Dreamer's Pool, Daughter of the Forest, and Heart's Blood.