Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a book blog tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today's topic is Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors. I don't usualyly buy books unless I've read them before, unless they're the last Harry Potter book, obvs. Instead, I get them from the library and then decide if I like them enough to buy. So instead of Auto-Buy, I'm doing Auto-Read, authors whose books automatically go onto my to-read list, basically regardless of what the actual book is.
Do note that anthologies/collabs aren't included in auto-read. This was super duper incredibly hard to narrow down as is--turns out there's a lot of authors I trust to tell me a good story! You could probably name a bunch in the comments that you would include on this list (*wink wink*) and I'd agree with a lot of them. But this is Top Ten Tuesday, not Top Twenty-Five Tuesday, so here we go with my pruned-down list!
1) John Green. *shrugs* What can I say? John Green is super legit, and he gets bonus points for being a contemporary writer on this list, because I'm not usually a strong contemporary person. He's got an untitled unblurbed uncovered undated book on the way, and I am one of the many people who has added it despite having no idea what it is.
2) Marissa Meyer. As a fan of her Lunar Chronicles, there's absolutely no way I could leave Marissa off this list. She wrote it, I'll read it.
3) Rick Riordan. This guy. I just can't with his mythological retellings. He's so clever and funny and dear goodness.
4) Julie Kagawa. I don't know what it is, exactly, but Julie's paranormal series just keep pulling me in. Possibly because they're generally enjoyable and quite easy to read. She's a keeper!
5) Maggie Stiefvater. As I once said on Twitter, Maggie Stiefvater is a force of nature, and her strange and quirky and gripping books are auto-reads for me.
6) Beth Revis. Beth's Across the Universe trilogy was such a gorgeous and fascinating read that she just has to be an auto-read. She has to.
7) Colleen Houck. Colleen's Tiger's Curse series was packed to the brim with cliches, and so goshdarn enjoyable despite that. The romance! The culture! The drama! It takes skill to get me to ignore that many cliches. So I'm excited to read Reawakening.
8) Tahereh Mafi. Because her Shatter Me Trilogy had such an incredible emotional effect on me, Tahereh is a definite auto-read.
9) Leigh Bardugo. I loved Leigh's Grisha Trilogy so much that, at the moment, she's an auto-read. I can't wait for Six of Crows, whatever the heck it's about!
10) Rae Carson. I have read exactly one book by Rae, the first in her Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy, and it's enough that right now she's an auto-read. I can't wait to finish the trilogy, and I'm excited for her new upcoming release, too.
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