It is Tuesday, so you know what that means!?!?
It is Top Ten Tuesday time with the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s list is the top ten auto-buy authors.
As it turns out, I don’t have a whack of auto-buy authors. This is because I (although Patrick may sometimes consider this debatable) have a ridiculous volume of self-control when it comes to buying almost anything (except coffee). So, despite innumerable field trips to Chapters/Indigo/amazon.ca, I pace by book buying and generally avoid buying books I could otherwise borrow or wait on. I generally only buy books that sound uber awesome or that I will read again.
So, much of my list are authors who I have more of an urge to buy every time their books come out, even if I don’t actually go for it.
- Mitch Albom. Since reading Tuesdays with Morrie, I tend to pick up his books as soon as they appear. Actually, it seems that people buy them for me because they know of my ridiculous love of his style.
- AJ Jacobs. He cracks me up. We have a couple of his books and I have to fight the urge to just pick the next one up every time we are at the book store.
- Emily Giffin. I have only read two of her books, but I want to read more and every time I see her new book, I have to convince myself not to buy it… Again.
- John Green. I have only read one of his books, but I now want all of them, as ridiculous as that may sound.
- Emma Donoghue. I loved Room and have been looking forward to her new book. When I saw it at a local book store this afternoon, I picked it up and put it back three times before actually walking away.
- Yann Martel. I bought his book, Beatrice and Virgil, as soon as it came out because I loved Life of Pi. It was nowhere near as good, though I liked it more than some. The sad part is that if he publishes something else, I will still snatch it up.
- Jodi Picoult. Yes, her books all follow the same general pattern, but I do like them (even with the twist). I haven’t read all of her old books (because I like them in small doses), but when she puts out a new one, I can’t help but seriously consider purchasing it.
- J.K. Rowling. I haven’t read The Casual Vacancy, but I want to, even though half the people I have spoken to hated it. Because I loved Harry Potter, I always feel compelled.
- Stephanie Meyer. I mock the Twilight series, but it was a set of books that I actually did enjoy even despite thinking they were ridiculous. And I did buy The Host (it is on my vacation to-read list). So, odds are she has another book out, I will want to get it.
- Kyle Idleman. I loved the Not a fan book, so if he writes something else, I will snatch it up. Partly because I enjoyed his style and partly because he isn’t afraid of the tough topics.
Who are some of your auto-buy authors?