Monday, February 25, 2013

Top Ten Authors I Autobuy

Top Nine Authors I Autobuy

JK Rowling
My love for all things Harry Potter is no secret, especially not on this blog. I was up early to get a copy of The Casual Vacancy when it came out last year and as long as Jo keeps writing I'll keep buying. With that said, please keep writing Jo.

Jonathan Safran Foer
I've owned two copies of Everything is Illuminated, my battered edition of Extreamly Loud of Incredibly close is very dear to me and I went out of my way to get my hands on (an albeit) borrowed copy of Tree of Codes. Foer is perhaps my favorite contemporary author and I can't wait to see what he does next!

Nicole Krauss
JFS wife, for those of you not in the know, and just as prolific a writer. The History of Love remains one of my favorite books and Great Houses proved to me that she is worth the hardcover bucks.

Phillipa Gregory
Given my list last week you probably deduced that I'm a big fan of historical fiction, so when an author is able to come out with compelling, if a bit underwhelming books about eras I love year after year I'll be first in line to pick them up, and then devour them that day.

Tracy Chevalier
Tracy Chevalier was my first favorite author, and with that comes the compulsion to buy everything she writes. My copy of The Last Runaway just came in the mail yesterday and while i'm not as excited for it as I have been for some of her previous books I'm sure it will be just as delightful.

Neil Gaiman
I know I'm not the only one excited for The Ocean at the End of the Lane. It doesn't matter if Neil is giving a commencement speech, writing a comic or heading up an episode of Doctor Who, I'll give anything he writes a chance.

David Sedaris
Everything Sedaris puts out is funny and heartwarming and worth immediately driving out to your nearest bookstore to get.

Carol Goodman
A few years ago I got REALLY into Carol Goodman. Her novels are really formulaic but they consistently feature boarding schools, fairy tales and interesting characters. I always look forward to the new things she comes out with.

J.D. Salinger
Hey, a girl can dream right? We know that even though he didn't publish anything after 1965 that he continued to write for the rest of his life. I live in hope that someone will pull a Kafka and I'll get to read more of one of my favorites!

and one author I never plan on reading/buying
EL James.
Because if I want fan fiction I can find better stuff on the internet.


booksaremyfavouriteandbest said...

Great list! I agree with JSF - I've also got a treasured copy of Tree of Codes - it's like nothing I've ever seen/read.

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

still haven't had a chance to check out casual vacancy but I need to fix that asap
Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews said...

Another Philippa Gregory lover. Her book, The Other Boleyn Girl, introduced me to historical fiction and the Tudors specifically. Now, I am obsessed!

Pretty Deadly Reviews

Angelica @ Paperback Princess said...

Sarah love JK Rowling and Philippa Gregory.

Here's my Top Ten.

Have a great week!

winterlillies said...

I have a love / hate relationship with pulled fan fiction. I can see the appeal if it's been reworked heavily from the original ff, but if it's not, then why should I bother paying money if I can find it for free? Anyway, great list and agree with a lot of your choices.

Jessica @ Literary, etc

JaneGS said...

I don't read a lot of current authors but I concur with your choice of Tracy Chevalier--I always enjoy her books, her writing, her subjects, her style.

I've picked up a lot of new authors to consider from your post.

Red said...

Hahaha I like you're addition of an author you never plan on reading

AnnaGlasgow said...

J.K Rowling, Jonathan Safran Foer, J.D Salinger, very good choices! :)