Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
The theme for this week is:
The observant ones among you will have noticed that I’ve titled the post ‘auto-read’ instead of ‘auto-buy’, simply because quite frankly do I have the funds to have auto-buy authors? Not really, no, let alone ten of them, however the premise is exactly the same – the authors that you know and love so much that you know each new release will be as enjoyable as the others.
1. V E Schwab
Is it really a surprise to anyone that she made this list? Unlikely. Whilst I’ve actually only read the Shades of Magic trilogy (shock horror I know) the rest of her books are at the top of my TBR and I’ve already taken Vicious out of the library so it’s ready to be read next!
2. Brandon Sanderson
I’ve just read The Final Empire however I am completely ready to swear total allegiance to this man and his novels (as long as the rest of them are just as good). Whilst it’s only the one, the level of world-building, character development and plot contained within the one book is simply jaw-dropping.
3. Melinda Salisbury
I fell in love with Melinda’s books the week before my first YALC when I hurriedly read through The Sleeping Prince in a day, during a several day long attempt to read all the books I was going to get signed (surprise surprise, I failed). Whilst that was a few years ago now, and my reading taste has ever so slightly (and I do mean very marginally) matured, I do enjoy reading her books and divulging in YA Fantasy every now and then as they’re still good fun to read.
4. Becky Albertalli
I love Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda to absolute bits, I’ve re-read it countless times and it never fails to bring a smile to my face, despite knowing the plot too well. With every new release of Becky’s I can nearly always count on meeting some of my favourite characters again or hearing about visits to their beloved Wa-Ho, in addition to meeting new characters who end up being as great as the rest.
5. Patrick Ness
Ness never writes the same book twice and with every new release (note the pun) there comes a new idea or concept that he’s dreamt up with it. Although I like some of his books more than others, I haven’t yet come across a book of his which I haven’t enjoyed hence his placing on this list.
6. R F Kuang
Having R F Kuang here seems a little funny as she’s only released one novel, The Poppy War, so far, however it’s a great book nonetheless and you can be sure that as soon as The Dragon Republic is released I’ll be buying it (or more likely begging my library to buy it for me).
7. Rainbow Rowell
Again, I simply adore all of her books. Simon and Baz are such a power couple and Fangirl and Attachments are great books as well (Eleanor & Park is still on my TBR but shhh). In addition, I’m sure we can all count on Wayward Son flying off the shelves like hot cakes when it’s released and I’ve already pre-ordered a signed version with floral pages (radiating Baz’s suit energy) which is potentially the most beautiful book in existence.
8. Holly Bourne
Similar to Melinda Salisbury, I got into Holly Bourne when I was a bit younger however her books still resonate with me. She discusses a lot of issues such as mental health and feminism in her books, meaning there are important messages within the covers in addition to the plot.
9. Leigh Bardugo
The Grisha trilogy was great, then the Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom were even better. Have I read King of Scars yet? No, but that’s mainly due to a lack of cash funds from me and my library not stocking it, but it’s on my TBR so we’re counting her in.
10. Lauren Child
Essentially I couldn’t think of a tenth author on this list for what I read right now, so I’m going down memory lane for this last one. When I was younger I was absolutely obsessed with Child’s books, from Charlie and Lola in early primary school, to Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort when I was a little older, with each new book I discovered there came another series of trips to the library and I continue to remember her books super fondly.
Did you agree with me on any of these authors?
Tell me in the comments if you participated in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday and I’ll make sure to check it out!