Top Ten Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List

Posted February 26, 2013 by Kara in Lyn / 20 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic: Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List.


There are authors out there that I would do just about anything to meet.  Anything.


Every book you make, I’ll be watching you, authors. 

Without great writers, you can’t have great books.  For this week, I am listing out my favorite authors that automatically made it onto my auto-buy list by their own merit.


 photo tp_zps7548333a.jpg 10. Tamora Pierce – I am so far behind on her collection, but anything by this author is well worth the money.  Her writing is always wonderful, and I love her pro-female stance in her books. Recommended Reading: Song of the Lioness series
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9. Rachel Hartman – Not only is Hartman a sweetheart, but her writing placed her on my list right away after I read Seraphina. 

Recommended Reading: Seraphina series


 photo Kendare-Blake1-258x300_zps8d008a16.jpg 8. Kendare Blake – This girl is such a bad ass.  I loved Anna Dressed in Blood, and it will always hold a warm spot in my heart.
Recommended Reading: Anna series

 photo lb_zpse2b4f837.jpg 7. Leigh Bardugo – Her writing, her world building, her awesome Tweets! (I girl-crush her, hard!)
Recommended Reading: Grisha Series.

 photo cynthia-hand-press_zps878fe481.jpeg6. Cynthia Hand – I love the majority of her characters.  She pours her heart into her books, and her writing always snags me from the first page to the last.
Recommended Reading: Unearthly Series

 photo ls_zps7fa89427.jpg 5. Louis Sachar – One of my all-time favorite authors.  Recommended Reading: There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom

4. Jay Kristoff – His humor is spot on, and his stories are amazing! Recommended Reading: The Lotus Wars series 

3. Rosemary Clement-Moore – I ADORE this woman! I love her writing, I love her creativity, and I love her enthusiasm!Recommended Reading: Texas Gothic

2. R.J. Anderson – Every time I read her books, I am blown out of the water! She’s humble AND talented! A great combination!
Recommended Reading: Spell Hunter


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1. Laini Taylor – The queen of fantasy. I wish I could live inside of her head.
Recommended reading: Blackbringer


What authors did you add onto your own list this week? Leave a link below!


20 responses to “Top Ten Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List

  1. Rachel Hartman, Kendare Blake, Jay Kristoff, Laini Taylor and Leigh Bardugo. All these are yeses for me.

    My list would have included Veronica Rossi, Brodi Ashton, Julie Kagawa and Sarah Rees Brenan.

    • You replied to my post! I’m awesome. It is official.

      Kat, you are lying to me. You didn’t add Marchetta to your autobuy list! You’re slipping, woman!

      I need to read some Julie Kagawa books, pronto.

  2. Amy

    Great list!! I love Kendare Blake and Cynthia Hand. I would also have Rachel Vincent and Jennifer L. Armentrout on my list!!

    • Laini is just flat out awesome. I adore her. I knocked off someone to get Kristoff on the list. Because I would be lying if I said I am not going to be waiting for his next book with baited breath.

  3. I was all about Louis Sachar when I was a kid! I need to reread one of his books at some point, I think…

    I love most of these authors, in fact. There are a couple I have yet to read (Clement-Moore and Blake), so I should get on that!

  4. YES to Rachel Hartman, Leigh Bardugo, Jay Kristoff, and Laini Taylor. I just LOVE them! 😀 Stephanie Perkins, Melina Marchetta, Cath Crowley, Megan Whalen Turner, John Green, and Kristin Cashore would also make my list! 🙂

  5. So many authors I forgot in mine! Yes to Jay Kristoff, Rachel Hartman, Leigh Bardugo, Tamora Pierce! And R.J. Anderson! GAh – so many authors I just love. It’s nearly impossible to pare down the list to ten, right?

    Great list Lyn – I won’t even hold the lack JKR against you. Much.

  6. Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson was a pleasant surprise for me, I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. Leigh Bardugo is on my auto-buy list as well! I can’t wait for the release of S&S!

  7. Ahhhh Laini Taylor ♥ YES! #s 6, 7 & 9 are all authors that I own a book from but have yet to be able to read it >.< and I NEED to get my hands on book 1 of the Lotus Wars! Fab list all around, thanks for sharing 😀

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