Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I Want ALL Your Books: The Authors On My Auto Buy List

The topic from The Broke and The Bookish: "Top Ten Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List (basically an auto-buy list is no questions asked..you love this author so much that no matter what they wrote next you'd buy regardless of genre or subject matter) "

I'm not sure I have ten authors on my Auto-Buy list.  I also don't tend to buy a lot of new releases.  I already own so many books.... I often wait for sales/specials so as to slow the hoarding...  There are also some authors I love that have large back catalogues.  So I aim to eventually buy all their books, but that takes time and money.  

In no particular order, here is my Auto-Buy List.

1. Stephen King (So many books!)
2. Margaret Atwood (See above!)
3. Michael Ondaatje (I haven't read his newest novel yet.)
4. Alice Munro (Working through her many books.)
5. Lauren DeStefano (Probably the newest addition.)
6. Sophie Kinsella (But not Madeline Wickham?  I haven't actually read anything under Wickham, only Kinsella....)
7. J.K. Rowling (I liked The Causal Vacancy)
8 Veronica Roth might make it on to this list.

I couldn't make it to ten.  Maybe I'm too discriminating... maybe I'm too poor.

Who is on your Auto-Buy List?

13 comments:

  1. I'm actually reading Alias Grace right now. Atwood impresses me with how many different kinds of stories she tackles...it's pretty cool!

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    1. I haven't read Alias Grace yet! Ah! I have a copy (along with a bunch of other Atwood books I haven't read yet). There are just so many, it's difficult to decide which to read next...

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  2. I love Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, too!

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    1. Yay! They're so amazing.

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  3. Stephen King has written SO MANY books, I could never read them all... but I'm excited to the Shining Sequel!!! I also love Sophie Kinsella and J.K.! Cool list

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT :)

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    1. One day, hopefully, I'll have read all of King's books. I would settle for most though.

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  4. I'm so glad to find so many Stephen King fans this today! The man does write an amazing number of books and for me there have only been a few duds (Insomnia comes to mind). Most of them I love.

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  5. Budget is a big factor in deciding which books (and how many) to buy. Even when an author is on my autobuy list, I may wait for the paperback (and read a library copy) if things are tight. There are some authors I collect in hardcover, but fewer than there used to be in my bookstore-managing days (when I got a lovely employee discount.)

    Thank you for stopping by my TTT list earlier today -- I'm pleased to "meet" you!

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    1. I watch for sales a lot. Most of the time it works...

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  6. Ooh Margaret Atwood! I'm still catching up on her books after reading The Handmaid's Tale. Loved that, and can't wait to see what her other books are like. Have a feeling she might make it to my list soon too. :-) I really need to try Lauren Destefano's books too... keep hearing such great things about them.

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    1. Both are great authors. You should try Atwood's dystopian series, the final books is coming out this year, I think.

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  7. I love JK Rowling but I've never read The Casual Vacancy. I am not sure it is my kind of book. But I think JKR is an amazing writer.

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  8. Thanks Loni for coming to visit my blog.

    I've also got Sophie Kinsella, Veronica Roth and Sophie Kinsella in my Top Ten list.

    Have a great week :D

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