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This week for Top Ten Tuesday, the topic is the top ten authors on your auto-buy list. Basically, if this author came out with a new book, you will buy it without doubt. For me, this is hard to consider since I'm very stingy with my money. The library is my absolute best friend. So I'll be honest, this is more the list of authors that I probably will auto-buy. When it comes to money, I'm very patient.
In no order:
Another contemporary author that I tend to push in people's faces. Her Belles sequel, Winter White, was actually preordered too, now that I'm thinking about it. Thanks to WinterHaven Books, I'm getting the third preordered in a giveaway! But really. She writes humorous, time-sucking, fun books.
1. Ally Carter
Honestly, if anyone know me, even a little bit, you know that she'll be on this list. I actually think she's only author I have preordered without reading the book first. I own every hardcover YA book of hers and even own a couple duplicates. In the words of Hazel from The Fault in Our Stars, I would read your grocery list.
2. Jen Calonita
3. Marissa Meyer
Not only are they sci-fi and dystopian, but her books are fairytale retellings! Can you get even more awesome? I have an autographed copy of Cinder and Scarlet should be on its way now. It might be a bit premature since I've only read one book of hers...but come on, she's fantastic.
4. Jessica Brody
Okay, I'm sorry, this is probably another premature pick. I just finished her 52 Reasons to Hate My Father and it was so enjoyable. She has such a hilarious voice and captures my attention. I have to catch up to her other books, but I know to go to her if I want a laugh.
5. Meg Cabot
I know, I know. Another contemporary author? Another author I have pushed in people's faces multiple times? I know! But how could I not include her on here? She's hinted on Mia's blog of another Princess Diaries book. I think you all know that I would: 1) Scream, 2) Cry, and then 3) Preorder.
6. Robin Benway
I adored her two books, Audrey, Wait! and The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June, but was a bit disappointed with Also Known As. However, I still think she rocks and would be jumping up and down in my seat to read another book of hers.
7. Robin LaFevers
I read Grave Mercy and loved it! While I'm not too sure of Dark Triumph since I heard some questionable things about it, you can't argue that Ms. LaFevers writes wonderfully. She comes up with assassin nuns, people!
8. Tahereh Mafi
She writes so beautifully, it blows my mind. I ate up Shatter Me and Destroy Me and YES, I know that I haven't read Unravel Me so it contradicts this list. However, I am aching to read it. I'm just waiting for giveaways...and to get past this big pile of book commitments that I already have so I can fully enjoy it.
9. Suzanne Collins
I know that it should never be expected that an author write exactly like she did before. She shouldn't have the same story-lines and so on. BUT if Ms. Collins sucks me in and does as an exquisite job as she did in The Hunger Games or just as a great storyline, I will be preordering that baby. Middle grade? No. YA? Yes, please.
10. John Green
I'm pretty sure he'll be on a lot of people's lists today. I've reviewed The Fault in Our Stars and will be highlighting it in March for an event so it's safe to say that I beyond love it. He's a witty writer that not only makes you think, but stay entertained. I shamefully admit that I haven't caught up with his other books, but I will, I promise!
BONUS: 11. Robin Jones Gunn AND Lori Wick
Okay, technically it's #11 and #12, but I didn't want to look like it's too much. Robin Jones Gunn probably isn't for most people on here since she writes Christian, but I adore her romances and YA books. Also, she writes Adult which I unashamedly admit that I adore. As for Lori Wick, she hasn't written in a while, but her beginning series are some of my absolute favorites (thanks to my mom for introducing me!). Her last few haven't been that grand, but hey, she can make a comeback. And I'll be there waiting.
What do you think of my list? Would you agree or disagree?