8 of my auto-buy authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking about auto-buy authors. The ones whose books we’ll buy/read no matter what they’re about. I only have a handful of authors whose books I’ll read without any hesitation whatsoever, so let’s get into it.

Rin Chupeco
> read: The Bone Witch trilogy
After reading The Bone Witch trilogy, Rin Chupeco has earned herself a spot on my list of auto-buy authors. I’m excited to see what she will bring to my bookshelves next, after creating one of my all-time favorite fantasy series.

Brandon Sanderson
> read: Warbreaker, The Way of Kings, Mistborn #1-4
Is anyone surprised? Probably not. I haven’t actually bought all of his books, but I’m working on it. There are a lot of them, okay, and they’re expensive.

Julian Winters
> read: Running With Lions
It only took Julian Winters one book to end up on this list. Isn’t that completely insane? I adored Running With Lions, which I discovered at YALC last year. I managed to finish this in a matter of hours, even though I was incredibly busy. It was such a lovely book, and I can’t wait to see what he writes next.

Courtney Summers
> read: All the Rage, Sadie
A few years ago, I read All the Rage and fell in love with it. It was so dark, real, and honest which is everything I want in a contemporary read. Last year, I picked up her latest release, Sadie, which ended up being one of my favorite novels of the year. I will get to her backlist at some point, but I’m definitely buying her new releases as soon as possible.

Madeline Miller
> read: The Song of Achilles, Circe
The Song of Achilles catapulted Madeline Miller onto this list, and I pre-ordered Circe as soon as it was possible. The Song of Achilles is one of my all-time favorite novels. I cry every single time I read it. While I didn’t love Circe as much as I did her debut novel, I know I’ll buy and read every single book she publishes.

Leigh Bardugo
> read: The Grisha trilogy, Six of Crows duology
I feel like I’m lying here because I haven’t actually bought her latest release, King of Scars, yet. However, I am planning on purchasing it eventually! I don’t buy new releases immediately after they come out often because they tend to be quite expensive. Either way, I’m interested in reading every single book she ever publishes.

Alice Oseman
> read: Radio Silence, I Was Born for This, Solitaire
I find it interesting that I immediately thought of Alice Oseman for this list, even though I haven’t loved all of her books. Radio Silence was the first book of hers I ever read, which is one of my favorite contemporaries. Before meeting her last year, I bought and read I Was Born For This (which I liked) and Solitaire (which I disliked) as well. I will end up buying Heartstopper at some point in time too.

Jessica Townsend
> read: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, The Calling of Morrigan Crow
If you’ve read my reviews on these books, you’ll know that the Nevermoor series has rekindled my love for middle grade fantasy. I hadn’t enjoyed an MG book as much as these ones in ages. Jessica Townsend has reminded me why I love reading fantasy so much, and where I got started with the genre.


I don’t have 10 authors for you this week, because there aren’t that many authors out there whose books I’d buy no questions asked. I wanted to keep this 100% honest, and not include those whose books I might buy without looking at the description. These are some of my all-time favorite authors, and I can’t wait to read more of their works.

Have you read any of these authors’ books? Which authors are on your list?

17 thoughts on “8 of my auto-buy authors

  1. I am always a little hesitant about calling anyone an auto-buy author because it still depends on the topic and/or age range, but those that come closest are V.E. Schwab and Jay Kristoff. If they ever write a book together, I will LOSE IT.

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  2. Madeline Miller is an auto-read for me too. I didn’t love Circe as much as SoA either, but her writing makes me emotional regardless.

    I can’t wait for the 3rd installment of Nevermoor! I enjoyed Wundersmith a lot more, so I’m expecting the third book to kick it up a notch! 😀

    Btw, I’m reading Bone Witch next (probably). I’ve heard her writing is beautiful!

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  3. Madeline Miller is amazing, I hope she retells every single story in Greek mythology and I can read them all 🙂 Also agree with Julian Winters, Leigh Bardugo and Alice Oseman and I hope to read The Bone Witch soon!

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    1. I do too! I’d love to see her takes on all the myths, and watch them intertwine as characters pop up in other stories. I hope you’ll like The Bone Witch!

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    1. Heartbreakingly beautiful is the perfect way to describe it. I can see why they compare it with HP, I guess. It has that nostalgic magical world feel to it. I don’t think the story or characters are similar though!

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  4. I absolutely love Madeline Miller, Leigh Bardugo, Alice Oseman and Jessica Townsend. That being said, I don’t know that I have auto-buy authors? I think I still go on a book by book basis. Like if Madeline Miller announced tomorrow she was writing a mystery thriller, I don’t know that I go for it.

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    1. I have that for most authors I love too. Whether I would buy or read the book would still depend on the book itself. For these though, I think I’d be willing to give anything they write a try even if it’s so far removed from their works I’ve loved in the past.

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  5. We definitely have some overlapping authors! i would buy anything from Brandon Sanderson and Leigh Bardugo! Jessica Townsend is not on my list, but she might as well have been, I really like her Nevermoor series!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  6. Ha I have 8 too haha. I’m with you. I am also not one too easily buy everything by an author which is why I made my list sort of auto-buy. I am just slowly buying backlists here and there. Sometimes I happen to have everything of an author but that is just because it appealed, not because I am the biggest fan or anything. Like I have all of Samantha Shannon’s books I think but I wouldn’t exactly add her to this list at this point.

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