Top Ten Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


This week's Top Ten from The Broke and the Bookish asks for the Top Ten Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List. These are authors that you love so much you as no questions about their latest book, you just add it to your wishlist. I have lots of classic authors that would fall into this category, but I’m only going to list authors that are still writing books.

1) Maeve Binchy (she passed away this year, but she still has one unreleased book)

2) Jhumpa Lahiri

3) Carlos Ruiz Zafon

4) Jasper Fforde

5) Kate Morton

6) Nick Hornby

7) John Green

8) Tana French

9) Markus Zusak

10) Neil Gaiman

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15 comments:

Cindy said...

Jasper Fforde is always so much fun!

Amy said...

I discovered Nick Hornby last year. I love an author who can break your heart and make you laugh at the same time. :)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Cindy - He is! His new Shades of Grey series was so much fun too!

Amy - I think that takes a particular skill, but it's such a gift.

Red said...

Nick Hornby is someone I really should read more of because I LOOOVE High Fidelity. Nice list!

fishgirl182 said...

neil gaiman made my list, too. i have to read tana french soon. one of my friends loves here and i really need to get on it. awesome list!

here's my ttt

Nikki Steele said...

I love Neil Gaiman's books but I also just want to give him a hug because he seems like such a sweet guy! I love Lahiri and had forgotten about her -- will have to go out and see if there's anything I missed.

Cecelia said...

Neil Gaiman is on my list, too! And I have loved the Zusak books I've read - I should really dive into his backlist one of these days. Thanks for sharing your picks!

misfortuneofknowing said...

I love Jasper Fforde's books! He'd probably be on my list, too, if I were inclined to "auto-buy" books. I need to see reviews even for authors I otherwise like (unless the book is $2.99 or below, when I'm likely to buy it on impulse).

Melissa Mc (Gerbera Daisy Diaries) said...

Kate Morton. Absolutely. If I had a list...I would add Gary Schmidt.

Suey said...

There's a bunch on here I need to try.. Tana French for one! And Kate Morton. Ah man. I need more time!

Jenners said...

Tana and Jhumpa would make my list … I love this question. Going to have to work on it.

Sandy Nawrot said...

That's my Melissa! French and Morton would totally be on my list (and Sara Waters). They are also on my list of authors for whom I'd have their children.

Melody Simpson said...

Great list! How could I have forgotten Jhumpa Lahiri? She's definitely on my list!

Ali said...

I was so close to adding Nick Hornby to my list! Love him.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Red - High Fidelity was my first Honrby book too. A few of his have missed for me, but I love that one.

fisback182 - I waited to read French until September and I loved her!

Nikki - I know, he just seems like such a great guy!

misfortuneofknowing - Fforde is pretty reliably great!

Melissa - I've read one of his books and it was good. I should check out more of his work.

Suey - Both are great authors!

Cecelia - I just read Zusak's earliest books this past year. They're different from The Book Thief, but they still have a spark of his writing.

Jenners - I like this questions too. The second I saw it I knew exactly who would be on my list.

Sandy - Yes! Waters is another great one.

Melody - Love her!

Ali - Me too. He's Believer columns are so much fun.