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Top 10 Tuesday July 16th

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!

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