Top Nine Authors I Autobuy
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Everything Sedaris puts out is funny and heartwarming and worth immediately driving out to your nearest bookstore to get.
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.
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
Because if I want fan fiction I can find better stuff on the internet.