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Top Ten of your Auto-Buy Authors
No matter the genre or what it’s about…you’ll buy it from these authors!
If you guys read my TTT from last week, you know that I am loyal to my favorite authors. And up until about 10 years ago, this included buying their novels as well. But let’s face it – this is an expensive habit to have. Growing up, I used the library all the time to get my books, and I want my boys to use the library as well. Somewhere along the way in adulthood I started buying more than borrowing. Now I’m back in my library groove. I have a few favorite authors I buy from, but most of my book buys come either when I see a bargain, or I’ve just read a fantastic book and I know I want to add it to my personal library. (Hello, Landline, I’m looking at you!)
I think this list has a lot of overlap on my Favorite Author’s list, but that is why I buy them. Because they are my favorites.
For fun this week, if you click on the author’s name it will take you to their website. And as always, these are in no particular order.
I’ll take the lot!
- JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith – Yes, her Cormoran Strike books are different than Harry Potter. And yes, they are fantastic. I also enjoyed A Casual Vacancy, although I know many Potter fans were disappointed. (It was such a different style book.)
- Alex Grecian – New to my auto-buy authors, Mr. Grecian has pulled me in with his historical Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad thrillers. The writing is fast paced, and the characters intriguing. I really can’t wait for the next one.
- Jenny Lawson – Funny, honest, and fabulous. She’s only written one book, but her second is coming on 22 September 2015.
- Dan Brown – For me, his mix of history, puzzles, and thriller can’t be beat.
- Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson is a favorite for me and both my boys. I’ll be honest, we’re not crazy about The Kane Chronicles. But we still have copies in the house.
- MC Beaton‘s Hamish Macbeth – I adore the lazy constable and his Scottish village.
- Elizabeth George‘s Inspector Lynley – You all have Elizabeth George to thank for my love of Scotland Yard mysteries. Lynley and Havers will always be at the top of that list.
- Rob Thomas‘ Veronica Mars Books – Please, please, let there be more Veronica Mars books!
- Bill O’Reilly‘s Killing […] Series – I really don’t like O’Reilly’s political views, but he has a knack for turning history into some pretty interesting reading.
I almost made it to ten! To make up for only having nine insta-buy authors, here’s my bonus category:
Add me to the library waitlist, please.
I have some books from these authors, but not all. Maybe one day when I have more shelving room at home. But I never miss reading a new installment.
Who am I kidding, I could make my library waitlist-list much longer. But I will spare you all at six.
What about you? Do you tend to buy or borrow books? Is your list similar to your top author’s list too? Share a cuppa with me below, and feel free to link up to your own TTT list if you’ve got one!