Last week I was tagged by Veronica in her post that she adapted from a booktuber, and I couldn’t wait to do it! I had so much fun checking out my bookshelves and really seeing what I had – some of the results surprised me!
Basically, the idea is to gather your top ten auto-buy authors – but then arrange them by how many books you own that they wrote. This doesn’t necessarily mean that these are my only auto-buy authors, but in my case it’s actually pretty close! I originally thought I wouldn’t make it to ten, but I found that there are actually more authors I’d buy from without hesitation. Unsurprisingly enough, most of these are sci-fi or fantasy authors, but a few contemporary authors snuck in there too!
This one was the biggest “whoa, really?” moment for me. I wouldn’t consider Clare an author that I run out on the release date and buy her next book, but I’m inexplicably drawn to her series and the Shadowhunters, so I’m sure I’d hop out and buy the newest ones eventually. Although anything that hasn’t much to do with Shadowhunters I probably won’t be so keen on buying, but we’ll see. I own the full series of both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, as well as the Shadowhunter’s Codex.
Percy Jackson!!! This will be tied for first place with Clare when the last book of the Heroes of Olympus is completed and I can buy the boxed set and binge on them all in one week. But for now, I just have the five of the Percy Jackson series. I just love the snark and development of all the characters over the five books, and I can’t even let myself think about HoO otherwise I start salivating and lose my willpower of not buying them all yet. Just a few more months…
If I had guilty pleasures, McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series would be it. But since I don’t believe in guilt over pleasure, these remain a solid favorite of mine. The romance, the angst, the pain, the triumph – all the feels. And yeah the covers are a wee bit embarrassing to read in public (I dragged by best guy friend to BN with me and he pointed at Dare You To laughing before I told him it was a favorite series of mine *he laughed harder*) but who really cares because I love them all ❤
I count four because Unite Me is in paperback all in one and matches perfectly with the rest of the Shatter Me trilogy sitting so pretty on my shelf. I’m a bit more reserved about going crazy for her next book, because I’m not sure how her writing style will transfer over when it’s not Juliette’s kind-of-crazysauce mind. But I’m definitely interested in seeing what she does next, so I’ll be awaiting her next book impatiently.
The only reason she isn’t higher on the list is because this woman hasn’t published any more books. I’m counting the Assassin’s Blade as a book because although it’s novellas, put all together they’re basically a prequel novel. I can’t believe there’s only two other books in the Throne of Glass series – it feels like there’s so much more. But really, whatever she writes, I’ll pick up, no questions asked. (Like her next series, A Court of Thorns and Roses!)
Just like Sarah – I’d buy her entire library if it existed. But the Grisha trilogy is a magical series, and completely sold me to whatever Leigh writes. And we get THE DREGS next year!!! I am beyond ecstatic 😀 I’m just hoping and praying for at least a cameo from Tolya and Tamar. Please, book gods, smile upon me this day.
This is a recently christened auto-buy author, but oh the pedestal she sits on. Dreams of Gods and Monsters completely blew me away, despite the rocky start with Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Her writing style is perhaps one of my favorites, and I love the way she creates characters. Another author that I’d read anything from – even grocery lists.
The Legend series is still one of my favorites, and Champion made me weep like a child. But I haven’t read such a heart-pounding and adrenaline rush inducing series since my adventures with Stephen King when I was fourteen. I’ll admit I’m a bit hesitant about The Young Elites, but I think it has more to do with the fact that I hate the cover than anything else.
I know the only books she’s published are The Lunar Chronicles, but I love them enough that I’m 99% sure I’d follow her to her next book, or at least take a very close look at it. If it’s anything like Cress or Scarlet, I’m all in! If it’s like Cinder… ehhh that would make me a bit more ambivalent. *please don’t lynch me – Cinder was great, but it’s my least favorite for sure*
This is another that I’d have more – if they existed!!! I just love all of her novels, but Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour is my favorite for sure. It holds such a special place in my heart ❤ I’ll read anything she writes, and I’m already anxiously awaiting her next book.
Emery didn’t make it into the top ten, but merely for the reason that Open Road Summer is her first and as-of-yet only novel. But oh what a novel it is ❤ If her debut looks like THAT, I can’t wait to see what her sophomore book will look like!
Who am I tagging?
MUAHAHA! There’s no way y’all are escaping this one – it’s time to look at your bookshelves. So I’m tagging Miranda @ Tempest Books, Cait @ Notebook Sisters, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity, and Meg @ Adrift on Vulcan. I expect your posts STAT! Just kidding – take your time.