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Top 10 Tuesday July 16th

on July 16, 2019

Welcome back to another edition of Top 10 Tuesday! Originally created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, Top 10 Tuesday now resides with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. It features a different literary topic each week and this time we are talking………

Top 10 Autobuy Authors

I think this is going to be quite difficult because I buy a lot of books and I have a lot of authors that I consider it a must to own everything they produce. But I’ll see if I can narrow it down to my top 10 of the moment.

  1. Melina Marchetta. This one is a no brainer for me. I’ve been reading Melina Marchetta for decades. I think I read Looking For Alibrandi when I was still in school 20+ years ago. Since then she’s released a plethora of books, including more YA fiction like Saving Francesca as well as revisiting those SF characters as adults in The Piper’s Son and The Place On Dalhousie. She’s also written a fantasy trilogy as well as an adult crime novel. And On The Jellicoe Road is one of my favourite books of all time.
  2. Sally Hepworth. I’ve read all of Sally’s books except one. I own it, I just can’t bring myself to read it yet, it deals with a topic I am going to have to steel myself for. I love her take on domestic fiction and the way that she examines all types of relationships. Her books are readable as heck.
  3. Sarah J. Maas. Pure entertainment and escapism. I’ve always found the first in each series not the best but I end up fully invested by the time I’ve finished the second book. These have heaps of criticism and I can understand where some of that comes from but to be honest, I just enjoy reading them. They are addictive like sugar……good as a treat but I wouldn’t want a diet of just them.
  4. Jane Harper. Jane has written 3 books now – 2 in a series featuring a fraud detective (the first of which is now being made into a movie with Eric Bana in the lead role) and a third stand-alone novel surrounding a death in far outback QLD. Every one of them is intricate and interesting, especially The Lost Man, which is her 3rd book and the stand alone one. I cannot wait to see what she releases next.
  5. Mhairi McFarlane. I’ve read all her books and although I haven’t loved all of them with the fire of a thousand suns, the ones that I have loved are enough to make sure that I keep buying her books because I know how much they can tick my boxes.
  6. Jenn Bennett. Her last 2-3 books have definitely put her on my autobuy list.
  7. Danielle Hawkins. A New Zealand author who writes rural romance, I’m 4/4 loving her books.
  8. Nicola Moriarty. My personal favourite of the Moriarty writing trio of Liane, Jaclyn and Nicola. I love all her books and the last few especially have been really, really good.
  9. “Robert Galbraith”. Fun fact: I actually have only read the first Harry Potter book and never went on with the series. So my experience with JK Rowling is her writing as Robert Galbraith and the Cormoran Strike series, which I really, really enjoy. I’m so keen for the next book after the events of the fourth book, Lethal White.
  10. Susanna Kearsley. Dual timeline epic romances rich with historical detail. And sometimes, fun things like telepathy. I have really liked all her books and most of them have firm places on my faves shelf.

And for fun – potential future autobuy authors that so far have only had 1-2 releases: Gail Honeyman, Christian White, Delia Owens, Dervla McTiernan, Beth O’Leary, Sally Thorne, Michelle Obama & Helen Hoang. All could easily make it onto this same list a year or 2 into the future!

Do we have any in common? Let me know in the comments!

34 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday July 16th

  1. Lloyd Russell says:

    Big fan of Hepworth.

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  2. We have a few in common..but really? You’ve never read the entire HP series? I’m shocked and dismayed LOL.

    • I haven’t! They came out when I was probably in my mid-to-late teens and only reading adult fiction. Plus the hysteria over midnight releases etc I found ridiculous. I read the first book a couple years ago around the same time that my eldest son did but he lost interest around bk4 so he hasn’t completed the series. To be 100% honest, the first book didn’t really want to make me go on with it!

  3. ChrissiReads says:

    We don’t have any in common, but I have enjoyed some of the authors you’ve mentioned.

  4. I haven’t read Jenn Bennet yet, but I have a feeling I’ll really love her books!

  5. I really liked the Jenn Bennett book I read. Looking forward to reading her new book!

  6. I am guilty of auto-buy on the following:
    Rowan Coleman
    Monica McInerney
    Sara Donati
    Isabelle Allende
    Cecelia Ahern
    Paullina Simons
    Lucinda Riley
    Jodi Picoult
    Hannah Kent
    Jojo Moyes
    And probably a whole lot more!

  7. Kyra says:

    I have only read one Sarah J. Maas book but I want to read her other books!

    My TTT post!

  8. The only one we have in common is Sarah J. Maas. I’m actually not familiar with many authors on your list. Jen Bennett is one on my list to give a try though.

    My TTT:

  9. Melina Marchetta is one of the authors whose books that tugged my emotions a lot. I’ve read her Lumatere Chronicles, Saving Francesca, The Piper’s Son, and On the Jellicoe Road. And I don’t think there was a time where I didn’t cry/shed a few tears at some point when I was reading those books. I have yet to get a copy of The Place On Dalhousie.

    – Chai @ Like Chai Tea

    • Agreed! I always think no one writes pain and emotion like Melina Marchetta. She does it so well without it becoming too much/overwrought. You definitely need to read Dalhousie! It’s such a beautiful…….closure I think, to a lot of those characters.

  10. Wow I love your list because a lot of the names I haven’t heard of (shame on me!) It makes me want to branch out a lot more. I’m definitely interested in Melina Marchetta though now that you’ve mentioned her. Great list!

    My TTT

    • Ooh yes, I definitely hope you get to check out Melina Marchetta’s books! They are all amazing, she’s the sort of author I’ll push to anyone because she’s very versatile and the same relationships and feelings are found throughout all her books, no matter the age level or genre!

  11. Great list! I will pretty much buy anything from Maas as well!

  12. Aymee says:

    I’ve never read Susanna Kearsley, but you had me at ‘dual timeline historical romances’. LOL

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  13. Sumedha says:

    SJM would have been in my list a couple years back but I’m not really into her books anymore. Helen Hoang is in my list, though!

    Here’s my TTT:

  14. lydiaschoch says:

    I’ve never read anything from “Robert Galbraith.” What do you like most about his (or technically her) work?

    My TTT.

    • Well all 4 books are the same series, revolving around a private investigator in London and I just find the mysteries really thorough and interesting and I adore the relationship between Cormoran and his personal assistant, which gets more complex each book. the TV series adaptation is really good too.

  15. I have been meaning to read some Melina Marchetta! Thanks for reminding me. 👍✨

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