Top 5 Auto Buy Authors

We all have a list of authors that, no matter what it is, we NEED IT! Whether it’s a new fantasy series, historical fiction, or a bound and printed catalogue of their grocery lists, we will scream “take my money” for the chance to have it in our hands. These authors aren’t just people we adore. They’re our most trusted choices where we don’t even need to read the synopsis in order for us to be interested. These are like our version of the bookish Gods and Goddesses…… ok, now that I’ve taken this too far, on with my list of auto buy authors!

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JAY KRISTOFF

Jay Kristoff is an absolute genius!! Everything he writes is an incredible and unexpected adventure, full of dark worlds and even darker characters. But it’s his humour and his fearlessness to make his characters suffer that I find so unique. Not only is he a talent in that way, but he can switch genres, writing fantasy and science fiction, flawlessly.

 

RUTA SEPETYS

Ruta Sepetys is queen when it comes to hard hitting, heart breaking, overly emotional historical fiction. Her books have left an impact on me that won’t let go. I find myself reflecting on the characters and what happened to them as if they were real. It’s just so easy to lose yourself in her words! I really enjoy her books relating to the WWII period, but Out of the Easy, set in 1950’s Louisiana, was equally as amazing!

 

RYAN GRAUDIN

Everything! Everything she writes is just gold! I’ve read 4 of her books and haven’t met a single one that I haven’t loved. She is a historical fiction master and can take any time period and take it to places you would never expect. Some people choose a certain period of time and stick with it. But so far we have seen 1956 WWII where Hitler won the war, we have seen a walled city in Asia, and a futuristic world where time travel was real and we were able to revisit the Titanic, ancient Rome, and Julius Caesar. Anywhere and everywhere she goes is always an unexpected adventure!

 

ANDY WEIR

Andy Weir is the most recent addition to my auto buy authors list. I loved The Martian, but I can’t add an author to the list until I’ve read more than one book on more than one subject. I only read Artemis last week and I full on belly laughed the whole way through!! His sense of humour is what I love the most. The things his characters say are so rude, crass, bold…… basically we would get along SO well! He also has an insane ability to explain science like it’s nothing. I’m the last person to understand anything scientific yet the way he explains it, everything seems so simple.

 

SARAH J MAAS

QUEEN MAAS!!! I would literally devour a grocery list if she printed it. Even if it was her usual 800 page long monstrosity. Her characters and her worlds are everything!!! I would explain this more but, I think it’s safe to say that, most of you already understand my obsession!!!

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There were so many authors that I could have added to this list but most I haven’t read enough of their books yet, or I’ve read a lot of their books but they were all a part of the same series. I need to be able to experience more of what they have to offer as far as variety before I can add them to this list. Who would be your auto buy authors?

Until next time, happy reading!

46 Comments Add yours

  1. totally agree on jay kristoff. in the past year he definitely became an auto-buy author! not sure about sarah j. maas and andy weir yet, but we’ll see soon haha 😀

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  2. Dreamy Reads says:

    Aaah! I love your list so much. ❤

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  3. J.W. Martin says:

    I find it hard to elevate an author to auto-buy status. I started putting together a draft to take part in this week’s top 5, and I just couldn’t do it. Even my favourite authors are considered on a book-by-book basis. Stephen King is a perfect example. He tends to be an example of just about everything…

    I’m a big Stephen King fan, but I thought Pet Cemetery absolutely sucked. So I’m cautious when I consider one of his books. Maybe it’s just me.

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    1. Not just you. My list could have been HUGE but I take things book by book too. But if more than two books in unrelated series are wonderful, I will add them…. cautiously lol

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  4. Love Sarah J. Maas!!! I’ve only read The Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy but I’m definitely planning on starting Throne of Glass by next year. I’ve also been meaning to pick up Illuminae for the longest because I love sci-fi. Great list of authors!! I’ll have to check out the ones I’m not familiar with. 🙂

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    1. I hope you love throne of glass! I didn’t expect to like it actually. But it ended up being far more engaging and complex than I thought. Illuminae is one of my all time favourite sci-fi’s ever!!! It gets more in depth as it goes along and I love the format. Enjoy!!

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  5. Oh my goodness yes!! I am in love with Maas’a worlds!

    I’m sad to say that she’s the only one from this list that I’ve actually read! But Jay Kristoff’s books are all on my TBR, and hopefully I can get to Nevernight soon!

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    1. Me and you seem to have very similar taste in books so I have complete faith that you will love anything Jay Kristoff!!

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      1. I’ve noticed that! It’s part of why I’m so excited to read his books!

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  6. Angela JC says:

    So many good authors on your list!! I haven’t read any of Andy Weir’s books yet but I loved the movie version of The Martian so his books are on my TBR and I just need to go ahead and read them already!

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    1. The movie version was good but doesn’t compare to the book of course!

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  7. I ended up splitting today’s list into two categories: YA authors and “Adult” authors. I couldn’t just choose five.

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    1. I LOVE your twists on the topics! I like that you always do something different 🙂

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  8. Birdie says:

    Jay Kristoff is so good! But I’ve only read Nevernight and both Illuminae books. I did love them both.

    Ryan Graudin sounds amazing! I’m not sure how I haven’t heard of these books yet! I’ll have to check them out.

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    1. Ryan Graudin is spectacular! Always a different twist to the historical fiction genre. I have the shadow dancer series by Jay Kristoff I still need to get to. I hope they’re as good as his other books. Probably will be lol

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      1. Birdie says:

        That’s another one of his I’ve been eyeing for years, but never started. 🙂

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  9. You added some great authors here, no wonder they’re your Auto-buy ones haha great post!

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  10. Marie says:

    Oh interesting choices 🙂 I only read Illuminae by Jay Kristoff, and none of the books Ryan Graudin wrote…. oops, ahah, I think I should change that as soon as I can 😛

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    1. I hope you do! If I was to suggest a Ryan Graudin book to start with it would be Invictus or The Walled City. Hope this helps and hope you love her as much as I do!

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      1. Marie says:

        It does help a lot – THANK YOU for the recommendations 😀

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  11. Beware Of The Reader says:

    i’ve only read one of your 5 Shanah! SJM 🙂 And sorry for being late again here is my url: http://bewareofthereader.com/top-5-tuesday-auto-buy-authors/

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  12. Nia says:

    I really need to hurry and pick up something by Jay Kristoff or Ryan Graudin! I’ve read Illuminae and really enjoyed it and I’ve heard amazing things about both author’s works. Also I have Salt to The Sea on my TBR, so now that’s almost winter would be the perfect time to read that one! 😄

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    1. Winter is the perfect time to read that one! Enjoy!

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  13. I just started reading Sarah J Maas but I could definitely see her making it to my Auto Buy list. I really loved The Martian as well.

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  14. pf says:

    Ryan Graudin is amazing! I just finished The Walled City and I totally agree with everything you said! Invictus is next on my list! Great post x

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    1. Enjoy Invictus! It was one heck of a ride!

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  15. Why have I not heard of Ryan Graudin!? Those books sound amazing! Definitely adding them to my TBR list! 😀

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    1. Ryan Graudin is sooooo underrated! Love her to itty bitty pieces!

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  16. Zoe says:

    YES! These authors are all absolutely amazing. 🙂 I especially agree with Ruta, Jay, and Ryan. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❤

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  17. Taiwo B. says:

    Sarah J Maas is definitely an auto-buy. I didn’t like Artemis by Andy Weir because I felt it was racist. I haven’t read any of Ryan Graudin’s or Jay Kristoff’s books but I’ve heard great things about them. An auto buy author for me is John Grisham. I have about 10 of his books. I love his writing so much!

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    1. Before I ask this question I want to be clear – I’m not wanting to start drama, this isn’t meant as an attack or in any rude or condescending way. I just didn’t get the vibe personally and would like your insight so I can maybe reflect deeper on the book. Why did you think Artemis was racist? I must have missed that aspect.
      I’ve never read a John Grisham book! It’s awful. I know!

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  18. ignitedmoth says:

    Nice post! I actually haven’t gotten to read any of these authors yet, but have heard great things about them. I’m especially interested in checking out Jay Kristoff. 😀
    I think my biggest auto buy author lately has been Leigh Bardugo. Her books are just fantastic and they’re so pretty that I can’t resist having them on my shelves. 🙂 Laini Taylor would be another one. I just love her writing. ❤

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    1. I whole heartedly agree with Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor! I’ve only ever read the Six Of Crows duology so I can’t add her to my list just yet. And anyone with the name Laini is awesome (that’s my daughters name! Just spelled differently …. and not named after the author lol)

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  19. The Other Weasley says:

    Sarah J Maas is definitely one of mine. Her characters and twists are amazing.
    Jay Kristoff has worked his way on there too. I need to check out his older books. HE is a stabby genius!! Chloe Neill is another author whose books I adore.

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    1. I have the shadowdancer (or Lotus Wars?) trilogy but haven’t read them yet. I agree he’s a total stabby genius! The print is so small with those books which is why I haven’t gotten to them yet

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