Top Ten Tuesday: My Top 10… Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This weekโ€™s topic is:

Auto-Buy Authors

We all have our favourite authors, who we eagerly lap up every new release of or diligently hunt down their whole back-catalogue of books. With a slight twist, here are ten of the authors (listed alphabetically) that I either auto-buy or auto-request on NetGalley:

  1. M. C. Beaton – Being a fan of Beaton’s long-standing, cosy-crime series, Agatha Raisin, I am always on the look out for later books, so I continue reading the series in order.
  2. Linda Gillard – As one of my favourite authors, I want to read all of Gillard’s novels: new and old! Most recently, I read Cauldstane and I have The Trysting Tree lined-up to hopefully read soon.
  3. Joanne M. Harris – After loving The Gospel of Loki, Harris has become one of my auto-request authors. I just read more about Loki in Runemarks. and I have The Testament of Loki lined-up to read too.
  4. Susanna Kearsley – As one of my favourite authors, I want to read all of Kearsley novels: new and old! Recently, I read her newest novel, Bellewether and I have her older novel, The Firebird lined-up to read next.
  5. Laurie R. King – Being a fan of King’s nostalgic Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery series, I am always on the look out for later books, so I continue reading the series in order.
  6. Karen Maitland – Since being bewitched by Maitland’s writing in The Raven’s Head, I have requested more and added to my Amazon wish-list. Recently I read A Gathering of Ghosts.
  7. Daphne du Maurier – As one of my favourite authors, I want to read all of du Maurier’s novels! Last year, I read The House on the Strand and Frenchmen’s Creek. Now I have The Loving Spirit lined-up to read next.
  8. Anne O’Brien – As one of my go-to authors for my historical fix, I eagerly request every one of O’Brien’s new novels. Last I read was The Shadow Queen and I have three of her books on my Kindle to look forward too.
  9. Terry Pratchett – Being a big fan of Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld series, I am always on the look out for books either my dad or I don’t already have to complete our collection and keep us reading!
  10. Alison Weir – As another of my go-to authors for my historical fix, I eagerly buy/request every one of Weir’s new books, especially those in her brilliant Six Tudor Queens series.

Have you read any of my choices? What authors do you auto-buy? Also, please share your link in the comments below if you have taken part in this weekโ€™s TTT topic too.

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12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Top 10… Auto-Buy Authors

  1. We both had Joanne Harris this week – and I wish I could have had more authors – we would have shared quite a few more if I could have gone up to 20.
    Lynn ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Terry Pratchett is a good choice! And I think you’re the first person to mention him so far this week.

    My TTT.

  3. I have read books from six of your authors listed, but none are on my auto-buy list. Hmmm… Like the other commenters, a few of mine are dead (Maeve Binchy, Sue Grafton, P.D. James, Ellis Peters/Cadfael mysteries). Still living, I would list Susan Wittig Albert, Kate Morton, Lindsey Davis, Alan Bradley, Steven Saylor, and Jamie Langston Turner. Then there’s Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Donna Leon, Louise Penny, C.J. Sansom, Martha Grimes…. I’d better stop! I obviously read a lot of series!

    1. Thatโ€™s okay Kelly, a few of the authors on my list are dead too: Daphne du Maurier and Terry Pratchett, who I am diligently hunting down and auto-buying their back-catalogue of books ๐Ÿ˜€ Although like FF, sounds like you have plenty of auto-buy authors for several lists, even without the dead ones! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Haha – I’m like BookerTalk – most of my auto-buys are dead! But current ones would include Jane Casey’s Maeve Kerrigan series, anything by Ken Kalfus or Patrick Flanery or Aravind Adiga or Sharon Bolton or… actually I’d be hard put to stick to just ten! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. That’s okay FF, I have dead authors on my list too: Daphne du Maurier and Terry Pratchett, who I am diligently hunting down and auto-buying their whole back-catalogue of books ๐Ÿ˜€ And sounds like you’d have plenty of auto-buy authors even without the dead ones! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. This would be a tough one for me to come up with 10. Most of my auto choices are dead so hardly likely to come out with anything new ๐Ÿ˜€ of contemporary writers I would go for Michael Ondatjee, Donal Ryan, Colm Toibin and Andrew Miller for sure. I used to include Kate Atkinson in this list but unless itโ€™s one of the Jackson Brodie series I donโ€™t think she fits any longer.

    1. Karen, this doesn’t have to just be authors who are releasing new books. I have two dead authors on my list: Daphne du Maurier and Terry Pratchett, who I auto-buy any book of there’s that I haven’t read yet.

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