Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a passionate reader do?
This week’s topic is: Auto Buy Authors
This one is a little challenging for me, because I don’t really…buy a lot of books? The library is my go-to because there has hardly been a point in my life where I haven’t lived paycheck to paycheck (plus, I’m just really frugally minded because of that, so I struggle to spend money to begin with). I’m very lucky now, too, that I’m able to get some ARCs, so that helps with my intense desire to own the books from authors I love.
That said, there are a few authors that, even if my budget is tight, even if it is prolly irresponsible to spend the money, I’ll still do it.
Authors Who I Already Own All Their Works:
Nicholas Eames: I mean, this is a no-brainer. If it has Eames’ name on the spine, I won’t read the blurb, I won’t look at the price (okay, that’s a little bit of a fib), I won’t even look at the cover, but you can be damn sure it’ll be on my bookshelf. HIS BOOKS GIVE ME LIFE.
Brent Weeks: I’m trash for getting my heart broken by Weeks’ books, what can I say?
Jim Butcher: I’ve loved all of his series. Harry Dresden melts my heart, Tavi I would die for and I just want to LIVE in the world of the Spire.
Melissa Caruso: Though I suck and still haven’t read her latest, I know I will buy whatever Melissa writes, without question or hesitation.
RJ Barker: I mean, you don’t rip my heart out at the end of a trilogy and make me go numb from feeling too much and caring too much and NOT be on this list.
Authors Who I WANT To Do This For, But Am Behind (And Broke):
Tamora Pierce: I have read almost everything she has written. As the author who helped me truly get into reading fantasy, it’s a goal of mine to own all of her books one day. I have a long way to go, considering I only own like…two?
Amanda Bouchet: I’ve read all of her works and you have a fan for life. I just absolutely adore her romances and definitely want to own them all (since I got all of these from the library).
Tessa Dare: I’ve started to collect some of her more recent works, after the library helped me read most of her other fiction. I definitely hope to collect them–or at least my favorites, if nothing else!
Bec McMaster: SHE WRITES SO FAST. I am so behind and I want to read all of her books, but every time I check them out from the library, I keep having to return them unread. So obviously, I just need to bite the bullet and buy her books, because she got me into steampunk romance and I will be FOREVER grateful.
Brandon Sanderson: I own almost all of his books, but some of the more recent ones, I had to get from the library because I couldn’t afford them. So I hope to continue building my collection (and, ahem, actually reading them) one day!
So, there is the (off-the-top-of-my-head) list of authors who would be auto-buy authors for me, if my finances allowed it! You makes your list? Let me know in the comments!