Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten auto-buy authors. A few months ago, I wrote a post about how I have no auto-buy authors. For me, the synopsis is way more important than the author. If a book sounds boring, I won’t read it, no matter who wrote it. My favorite authors are Margaret Atwood and Stephen King, but I wouldn’t consider either of them auto-buy authors. They’ve both written many, many books that I have no interest in reading. So, this week’s topic was difficult. These are the authors who come closest to being auto-buy authors for me. I chose them because I’ve read and loved several of the books they’ve published.
My Almost-Auto-Buy Authors
V.E. Schwab: Her books are guilty pleasures. They’re not great works of literature, but I have so much fun reading them that I don’t care. I can’t wait for the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic.
Karen Russell: She’s one of my favorite short story writers, and her novel is pretty awesome, too. I don’t know why she isn’t more popular in the blogosphere. She writes strange, imaginative magical realism.
Markus Zusak: I love his writing style.
That’s all I can think of. Am I the only one who doesn’t have auto-buy authors?