Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
[Potential] Auto-buy Authors
Considering last weeks post (re: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From), this post is sort of an extension of it.
See: I haven’t read a whole bunch from the authors I’ve read; this makes the status of auto-buy author quite dubious to validate. Moreover, for me, interest in future publications isn’t grounded solely on the namesake but also what the story will be about. Most of the time it takes having read 2+ books to win that golden ticket toward auto-buy stardom…but then there are series that kind of break this rule so I don’t really know what to say…
With that in mind, I will give you a list of current authors who I’ve read only one book from who could reach that auto-buy title (not that my singular accolade means anything).
Andrew Smith –
Never have I ever seen so much prepubescent male content written with such precise gusto in The Alex Crow…
Victoria Aveyard –
You know what? I’ll give Red Queen (despite my eloquently rationalized-yet-angry-review) the benefit of the doubt. If Glass Sword elicits another fucking 2.5k word review—I’m so done…SOOOO DOOONNEEEEEEE WITH YOOOOUUUU.
Scott Westerfeld –
As 1/3 of the brainchild behind Zeroes, this dude [and his own fellowship] Gandalf’d the Balrog (alias: Reading Slump) from crossing the bridge of Khazad-dum…
Andrew Critchley –
I never got contemporary—even if I didn’t read that much of this genre—this man made me swim drown in my pool of realistic feels.
Francesca Haig –
She’s a good writer (and an even better poet I presume) but The Fire Sermon presented an awesome premise full of intrigue only to plummet into a mess…very quickly (and by quickly I mean like after 20% of the book). I’m hoping for the best in its follow-up but I don’t hold my breathe that I know I’m holding for it.
David Lomax –
Here was a random book that caught me off guard. Backward Glass is such a good YA Sci-Fi time travel book; highly underrated due to exposure but something I’d recommend.
Max Barry –
See: in this case, I did enjoy Lexicon but if I’m not even interested in viewing the Syrup film, then you best believe I don’t have any inclinations for reading it. Maybe Jennifer Government, though?
Alex London –
While I own Proxy’s sequel, Guardian (though I have no read it), Proxy was a mosaic of robust commentary and intersectional characters. If Guardian is anything like Proxy then I’ll surely enjoy it, and this dude will earn some cool points for it.
Kim Thuy –
A voice of Asian culture and immigrant experiences, Ru ranks among the shortest books I’ve ever come across (not to mention the glorious white-space in the book). But in those ~150 pages was something that hit a familial chord for me.
That being said, there are probably plenty of other authors whom I still haven’t dabbled with reading (i.e. Morgenstern’s Night Circus, Malerman’s Bird Box, Carey’s Girl With All The Gifts, Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, Brown’s Red Rising, Maas’ Throne of Glass, Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic, … and so many more).
So, we’ll see.