Tuesday 26 February 2013

Top Ten Authors I'd Put on my Auto-Buy List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic is Top Ten Authors I'd put on my Auto-Buy list. Basically it doesn't matter what they write, I read it. I have a fair few authors that I do this with, and I'm sure that there are more than the ones on this list! These ten are the creators of some of my very favourite things, and although a couple of them have had a couple of slip ups, I let them off because I love them. Seriously. Here's the ten:

  1. Scarlett Thomas - she is my favourite. Ever. Because of everything that she has ever written. (Except Bright Young Things, but we just don't mention that). Read all of her books. Now. 
  2. Neil Gaiman - there are actually a few of his books that I've not yet read. Mostly children's books, but also a couple of graphic novels - even some that I've had on the shelf for a couple of years! But the fact remains that I bought them. I always buy his books and I couldn't be more excited that his latest adult novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is FINALLY coming out later this year! Also he's written another episode of Doctor Who, for which I am forever thankful!
  3. Joanne Harris - Because Chocolat, and The Lollipop Shoes, and just when I thought she couldn't possibly do it again, Peaches for Monsieur le Cure. I admit I'm still unsure whether or not I want to read blueeyedboy, but I have it on my shelf. So. 
  4. Caitlin Moran - Still haven't got over the genius of the sage and onion stuffing paragraph in How to Be a Woman. I don't think I ever will. And Moranthology was pretty great too. She brightens up my Saturdays. 
  5. Erin Morgenstern - after The Night Circus, which is still pretty much my favourite book that I've ever read, ever, she could pretty much write anything and I would read it. Read The Night Circus. If you haven't read it, let me know and I'll probably buy you a copy. I feel that strongly about it. 
  6. J. Courtney Sullivan - Maine was brilliant, Commencement was brilliant. I love the way that she writes about relationships and I wish her books were more widely available over here. I had to order Commencement from the U.S!
  7. Terry Pratchett - is king of the world, pretty much. He's responsible for getting many of my family and my husband in to reading and he's so funny and just generally great. I will read anything that has his name on it. Always. 
  8. Jenny Lawson - Let's Pretend This Never Happened was hilarious. Her blog is hilarious. If she writes it, I will read it. 
  9. Jodi Picoult - I like some of her books more than others, but I've never read one that I actively disliked. They're generally guaranteed to be gripping and thought-provoking and she's one of the only authors I will buy in hardback. 
  10. Sarah Addison Allen - her books are magical and full of food and great and I love them. Ridiculously excited for Lost Lake, coming out this year!


  1. Oooh I still to read Moranthology. I absolutely loved How To Be A Woman, I thought it was hilarious, right from the sad dog outside the library... :)

  2. Nice list!! I read one Scarlet Thomas novel and loved it/hated it. For your SAA kick, I recommend The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow -- just finished it, and SAA immediately came to mind.

  3. I just found your blog through Musings of a Bookshop Girl. You forgot Sidney Sheldon on your list. Have you ever read his books? They are great. Especially If Tomorrow Comes. That is my favorite book of all tiem!

  4. Ah, yes, Harris! I forgot Harris and I have actually read four of her books already which is unheard of for me. I'm with you on wanting to read more by Moran, Morganstern, and Sullivan.