Top Ten Tuesday – Auto Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Auto Buy Authors.

July 16th, 2019: Auto Buy Authors

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I love her writing so much. I have never rated a book by her less than four stars with Half of a Yellow Sun being my favourite out of all her books. I am such a fan that I have spent hours scouring the internet for sources to her short stories that she released before her novels and have managed to read all bar two I believe. I need a magazine subscription to read those two remaining stories.

Sara Baume

I have loved both her books and am eagerly awaiting her third…although sadly I believe she is taking a break from writing at the moment to pursue other projects.

John Green

This man writes the words that are etched deep in my soul. 100% auto buy for life.

Lindsey Kelk

She is the queen of light hearted fiction and I have read every single adult book she has written…I firmly intend to read her children’s book series too.

Marie Lu

Ever since I fell in love with the Legend series I just automatically buy any new releases she has.

Madeline Miller

She is a goddess. Her books are simply genius. To not automatically buy everything she writes is just anathema to me.

Max Porter

I fell head over heels in love with his writing when I read Grief is the Thing with Feathers and even more so when I read his follow up, Lanny. So definitely an auto buy for me.

Lydia Ruffles

Lydia is such a talented and I think under-rated UK YA author. I have read both of her YA novels and adore them both. Definitely recommend her to fans of authentic contemporary fiction with a social conscious.

Leslye Walton

After reading the gorgeousness that was The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender I knew that I would have to automatically buy and read every other novel she writes. I didn’t quite love The Price Guide to the Occult as much but she is still definitely deserving of an auto buy author nod.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The man wrote The Shadow of the Wind and therefore I adore him and am currently collecting all the english language versions of his books.


So that’s my list of ten. If Jane Austen, Douglas Adams and JD Salinger were still alive they would 100% be on this list too.

Do we have any auto buy authors in common? If not, who are your auto buy authors? Let me know in the comments below.

56 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Auto Buy Authors

  1. We share a love for John Green, that’s for sure. I also love his Vlogbrothers YouTube channel with his brother, Hank Green. Hank also wrote a book that came out last year (or maybe the beginning of this year, can’t remember). I enjoyed that one too.

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  2. I have Adichie’s Americanah on my shelf waiting to be opened soon! And I adore Marie Lu, she’s on my list too. Also, YES to love for The Shadow of the Wind!! The only reason Zafon is not on my list is because I tried the sequel (angel something?) and I couldn’t get into it and it’s my greatest regret..

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    1. Americanah is fabulous! So witty and yet so thought provoking. Adichie is a masterful writer I think.
      And Marie Lu is just everything…since Legend she can do no wrong in my eyes πŸ™‚
      But I’m so sad you didn’t love The Angel’s Game. Admittedly it’s not as good as Shadow (I mean it’s tough to live up to the standard set my shadow) but I feel so sorry that you were disappointed so much. It really is the worst feeling when a book you’re excited about just doesn’t work for you for whatever reason

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    1. Her second book, Colour Me In, is brilliant. I preferred The Taste of Blue Light but for a follow up I think she created another masterful story. And the way she writes her characters is just amazing. They all feel so authentic to me. Love her!

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  3. Good point about Jane Austen and Douglass Adams — if they were still publishing books, I’d definitely be buying them all! πŸ™‚ Madeline Miller is a great choice – I just finished Circe, and loved it.

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    1. I love her Legend series. I remember picking up the first book in my local library having never heard anything about her or it and racing through it in a night and returning to the library the next day to pick up the other two books on the series!

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  4. I still can’t think of Shadow of the Wind without getting a little teary. It was beautiful!

    I recently read Circe and it was my first time reading Madeline Miller. I’m definitely going to be checking out everything else she’s written.

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    1. Oh Shadow was very emotional, I completely agree with you there. I definitely shed a few tears when reading it. And oh my gosh I hope you love Miller’s The Somg of Achilles!!! If you want a book laden with emotion and heart then that’s the one for you πŸ™‚

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  5. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah was popular in the speech and debate circuit where I coach a team, so I feel as if I’ve read it from watching prose performances so much, I should give it a proper read sometime. I haven’t heard of Half of a Yellow Sun, but that’s a winning recommendation, I’ll add it to my list. Good idea collecting all of Zafon’s books, I just bought a lovely thrifted copy of The Shadow of the Wind, but haven’t continued the series. Of course, you saw that Green and Miller are high on my list, looking forward to their next books too.

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    1. Oh to me Half of a Yellow Sun is her absolute best work because the characters feel so alive. The story so true, so gut wrenching. Americanah may have all the headlines (and rightly so with regards to how she apologetically highlights the pervasiveness of racism in western society) but Half of a Yellow Sun speaks so much truth about Nigeria and the Biafran war. Reading that book was a thoroughly enriching experience for me and I recommend it to any type of reader because of how relatable all the characters are

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