Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @That Artsy Reader Girl. Weekly prompts are posted on her blog each week and any blogger who want to participate can create their own list of 10, 5, 2, 1 or any combo of numbers in between in answer to that prompt. Do what works for you on your blog, and join in the listing fun!
I skipped last week’s Top 10 Tuesday as it was a freebie week anyway and I wasn’t feeling very inspired by the topic. Plus, my week last week was just out-straight busy anyway! But I’m back this week with an exciting topic that I’ve actually been thinking about a lot recently: Auto-Buy Authors.
Auto-Buy basically means exactly what it sounds like: these are authors that can be found at the top of my favorite-authors lists, and I can’t be asked to miss one of their titles (at least when I can afford to shell out for them!)
10 Auto-Buy Authors
Kings of the Wyld | Bloody Rose
Nicholas Eames blew me away from the first page of his debut novel. He’s incredibly talented at drawing readers in and keeping them entertaining, either through humor or action. His characters and world building is top notch and he has been solidified as a must-buy author for me.
The Child Thief | Lost Gods | Krampus
Gerald Brom is one of the first dark-fantasy authors I encountered, years ago now, when I found his Peter Pan retelling, The Child Thief. It’s crazy good – so creative and beautifully built. The added bonus is that Brom is also an artist and includes drawings/paintings of his characters in the books too.
The Harry Potter Series | The Comoran Strike Series
Alright, I know JK has been a bit problematic in her tweets, but I can’t help being hooked on her stories and characters. I own far too many editions of the Harry Potter books, and I find the mysteries she pens under her pseudonym, Robert Galbraith, to be really compelling as well.
MICHAEL R FLETCHER
Beyond Redemption | The Mirror’s Truth | Swarm and Steel
Michael R Fletcher is an interesting new wildcard to my must-buy authors list. He’s the first independent author whose stories I am just totally hooked on to the point that I don’t want to skip a word of them. He writes grimdark fantasy like no one else!
Night Film | Neverworld Wake
Marisha Pessl was such a delightful discovery for me last year when I read Night Film, and reading Neverworld Wake just confirmed to me that I can’t miss out on her stories in the future. She does a wonderful job at taking the rules of reality and then just bending them every so slightly before she breaks them completely – but within the rules of her story. I love how creative her works always are.
Malice | Valour | Ruin | Wrath | A Time Of Dread | A Time of Blood
As a huge fan of epic fantasy and epic battle scenes, how could I not include John Gwynne on this list? His books are massive tomes, and they’re filled to the brim with epic action from start to finish! I also really love a lot of his characters and have fond memories of time spent with them while reading these books.
Shadow and Bone | Siege and Storm | Ruin and Rising | Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom | Wonder Woman: Warbringer | King of Scars
I didn’t realize quite how prolific Leigh Bardugo is until I started writing up this post! Leigh Bardugo is probably my favorite YA fantasy author out there. I love her characters so much. She does an awesome job at taking a great premise, and then breathing even more life into it with a cast of memorable characters.
The Percy Jackson Series | The Heroes of Olympus Series |
The Trials of Apollo Series | Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
I’m mostly familiar with Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Series, as I haven’t moved on to read the rest of his books – yet – but he remains a must-buy author for me. I’m a sucker for all of the covers of his series, to be quite honest. They’re so beautiful and colorful and vivid. Also, I’m a real sucker for mythology related stories, so these are a must buy for me.
The Song of Achilles | Circe
Speaking of Mythology, I’ve got to include Madeline Miller on this list. Her retellings of mythological characters are so beautifully and faithfully done. The Song of Achilles moved me and was the first book to make me cry in ages, and Circe was a beautiful, feminist re-imaging of the famous character, and was probably one of my favorite reads in 2017.
Last But Not Least!
Illuminae | Gemina | Obsidio | Nevernight | Godgrave | Darkdawn | LIFEL1K3 | DEV1AT3
What can I say? I just really, really love how creative the works Jay Kristoff is a part of are. Whether he’s publishing books on his own, or whether he’s paired with Amie Kaufman and traveling the stars in their sci-fi series, his stories are just so incredibly entertaining!
This was a really fun list to put together! Did you see any of your old favorites on here? Lets chat about them together down below!