Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish where they post a list idea and everyone is welcome to post the list with their own answers. This week the theme is Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List.
This was a difficult one for me, particularly since I’m so skint as a student that a lot of the time, even books by my favourite authors can get passed up until my budget can stretch to it! Here are the ten authors most likely to make me break that budget!, along with some of the books that made them such firm favourites!
1. Maria V. Snyder – Her books are always great, quick reads with characters I can’t help but love. Both the Storm and Study trilogies were fantastic, and I’ve really enjoyed everything else since then!
2. Robin Hobb – Robin Hobb’s books always take me longer to read than Maria V. Snyder’s, but I can’t help getting lost in the worlds. They’re almost Game of thrones like with multiple character perspectives, but easier going and with a slightly heavier focus on the fantasy elements. A lot of her works are set in the same world as well, which makes for fun references if you’ve read her other work, but doesn’t put you off if you haven’t!
3. Jodi Picoult – I keep buying these, even though a few of the endings have really disappointed me. I guess it’s becuase I love the others, and I can’t tell whether it’ll be excellent or a disappointment until I’ve finished it!
4. George R.R. Martin – I’d read pretty much anything to keep me busy until Winds of Winter gets published!
5. Conn Iggulden – I loved his first Genghis Khan book and keep picking more of his books up everytime I spot one.
6. Kelley Armstrong – I still haven’t finished the Women of the Otherworld series, but I’ve loved everything I’ve read so far, so I can never pass up another book by her!
7. J. K. Rowling – I’m just too curious to be able to resist anything by JKR. I knew The Casual Vacancy would be nothing like Harry Potter, but I couldn’t help reading it to see whether it was as good in different ways.
8. Lauren Oliver – Lauren Oliver writes beautifully and I can never resist something new by her!
9. Scott Westerfeld – Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series were pretty much my first foray into dystopian fiction, and they remain a firm favourite!
10. J.D. Robb – The In Death series might get a little repetitive after a while, but they’re great for when I just want something to break me out of a rut, or to give my brain a chance to refresh. Her romance novels as Nora Roberts do the same thing, but I’m a bit more picky about those.