Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List

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(These are in no particular order...)

N. D. Wilson
This man.  He's kind of brilliant on every level, without fail.  I put all his books on automatic 5-star forever favorites and preorder them AT LEAST six months before the release.  He never fails to deliver and BLOW MY MIND.

Jennifer E. Smith
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight won my heart forever and I can't imagine a life in which Hadley and Oliver didn't exist.  So yeah, this woman will always have my money.

Catherine Fisher
Because Incarceron and Sapphique are in my top 5 favorite books EVER.  Because of the meaning in her stories and the way her writing inspires me.  I can't begin to tell you how deep my love is.

Veronica Roth
Duh.  Word. ^^^

Brodi Ashton
JACK CAPUTO!  The woman capable of creating a man as loveliful as Jack must be put on auto-buy.

Jeanette Rallison
Clean, hilarious, totally romantic, well-written and with a great message...how can you go wrong?  And did I mention how romantic and hilarious she is??  For reals, guys.

Colleen Houck
GASP!  Just like Brodi creating Jack...  Any woman capable of coming up with the idea of REN in her brilliant mind, and also giving us a heroine worth fighting for and believing in is automatically on auto-buy.

Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson, my lovely hero who I will always cherish forever - he came from the mind of this man.  Mr. Riordan...I trust him with my sanity, even if it is ruined.

Lauren Oliver
This woman.  I am always ALSO trusting her with my sanity, with my heart, with my life, and she always destroys it.  Yet I come back for more.  I always will.  Because she never fails to deliver, despite the brokenness I feel after reading her books.  A brokenness that's somehow satisfying.  How does she do it?!

J. K. Rowling
HA!  I'd be a prat if I didn't add her and THEN use one of my favorite British terms (implemented by the Weasley twins).  And I wouldn't be able to appreciate the full awesomeness of David Tennant using the term "snogging" in The Girl in the Fireplace if I hadn't read these books first.  These are just TWO of the 39,205,793,487,203,958,023,528,946,739,408,622,385,792,520,934 reasons why she will always be on my auto-buy list.

And a shout out to the classics!
Rafael Sabatini, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, and, my personal favorite: Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Because of Andre-Louis, who stole my heart with his pride and skill (Scaramouche).  Because Sydney Carton, the drunk who, in the end, took my breath away; and because Dickens made me fall in love with the French Revolution (A Tale of Two Cities).  Because of the perfect romance of Jane and Edward (Jane Eyre).  And because of Prince Myshkin, whose innocence reflected something so deeply spiritual and God-glorifying and humbled me to the core (The Idiot).


  1. JACK!!!!! Brodi Ashton definitely earned herself a place on my auto-buy author list with him as well. I love him. So. Much. I still need to get caught up on the Divergent series (what is wrong with me?), but I adore Veronica Roth as well. And J.K. Rowling. Obviously:)

  2. Ahhhh!!! I love your list! I haven't heard of N.D. Wilson, but I'll definitely be looking him up.

  3. Ohhhh Ems!! I hope you love Wilson as much as I do!! Me and my sister fight over our rights to each copy we have of his books - haha! ;)
    His books are MG, and to some they're written that way, but honestly I don't look at them that way. My dad is in his 40's and he devoured the books and LOVED them. A few of my friends thought they were boring at the beginning, but these are people who aren't big readers and/or fantasy readers. To me, the beginning is slow, but not in a boring way. It's written so beautifully and it just is so quirky and fun! I hope you love them!

    (Wow, that was practically a review in itself...sorry haha!)

  4. YES YESSSSSSSSS JACK!! I love him so flipping much. And Veronica and Jo. They're the greatest. So glad we have these things in common ;))

    Thanks for the comment!

  5. Haven't heard of some of these authors. Yay! I love finding new authors to check out. ;) Veronica Roth was also on my list. I would have included Lauren Oliver but I have yet to actually BUY one of her books (they've all been for review & I won Before I Fall, but I love all her works but I can't say she's auto-buy because I don't preorder in case if I do receive a review copy instead. Does that make sense?).

    I probably will eventually buy Smith's newest book. The one with the yellow-orange spine - yes, I can't remember the title, and it's on the tip of my tongue and yes it's bothering me. Really enjoyed STATISTICAL PROB. :) I love the accompanying image-quotes you included. SO powerful!

    I have yet to read a Dostoevsky or a Bronte (I tried, once). Definitely want to! I'm really getting into classics so I think now the writing style shouldn't bother me so much. I just have to keep the mentality that it's okay not to understand everything, and it's okay to read it really slowly.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! :)

  6. You are so welcome for the comment :))

    I'm so glad you found some new authors to check out! I hope you love them like I do! :) Oh yes, "This Is What Happy looks Like" - I preordered it a long time ago! Haha ;) The covers are just gorgeous, aren't they? ;)

    Awesome comment! I love getting discussion comments on my blog!! :)

    OH! And please do tell me if you pick up Dostoevsky and Bronte again - they really are worth pushing through for! :) <3