Top Ten Authors On My Auto-Buy List

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that’s all about lists, and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Auto-Buy authors – those authors whose work you love so much you’d buy any of their books, just on name alone. When I read the topic I immediately thought of a handful of authors that I read no questions asked, and it’s a fun topic to consider.

These authors are Auto-Buy all the way for me:

1. Richelle Mead – Books: Vampire Academy, Bloodlines, and Georgina Kincaid series I love them all. Can’t wait to spend a little time with my kindle and catch up on Gameboard of the Gods. I’ll happily read anything Mead decides to write- wonder if she’ll Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echolsever try out Contemporary! Love her characters, and all the angst, action, and romance.

2. Jennifer Echols – Books: My favorites are Such a Rush and Going Too Far, and this year looks to be huge for Echols. I preordered her first romantic comedy for adults Starcrossed, (See? Auto-buy) and it’s out today! Next is the New Adult Levitating Las Vegas, followed by the YA drama Dirty Little Secrets.Β  And yes, I’ll read them all. She writes some of my favorite contemporary romances, with very unique settings.Just One Year

3. Gayle Forman – Books: If I Stay, Where She Went, Just One Day – these are my kinds of books. If I Stay actually is one of the books that got my into YA in the first place and will always hold a special place in my heart. Just One Day is a gorgeous read, and the wait for Just One Year is a killer. I like that Forman touches on mature topics that appeal to a New Adult audience. I hope she always writes Contemporary YA/NA but would love to see her write an Adult novel as well.

4. Lauren Oliver – Books: Before I Fall, Delirium trilogy, Liesl & Po, The Spindlers. Oliver won me over with Before I Fall and Delirium & I love that she’s unafraid to try her hand at writing every category, such as Middle Grade, and she’s even Requiem by Lauren Oliverwriting her first Adult novel, Rooms, due out in 2014. Lauren Oliver as an auto-buy favorite is a no-brainer.

5. Colleen Hoover – Books: Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless. Last year at this time I’d never heard of this author, but now after reading these three books she’s on the auto-buy list for sure. One of my favorite New Adult authors I’ve read and I’m happy for all her success. Love the emotional connection I feel to her stories and characters. Looking forward to This Girl (Slammed in Will’s POV) in April, and Hopeless #2 (Holder’s POV) in July.

6. Jennifer L. Armentrout – Books: The Lux Series is one of my favorites, and I like that Armentrout also writes New Adult under J. Lynn, like the forthcoming Wait for You and Frigid. Paranormal is not my preferred genre but I will read her paranormal series for the characters, action, drama and romance, and eagerly await her new contemporary books.Invisibility by Andrea Cremer & David Levithan

7. David Levithan – Books: Every Day, The Lover’s Dictionary, and his co-written books Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, and Will Grayson. And there’s so many books I still need to check out from Levithan! I admire that he’s always trying something new; he writes strong gay characters, and his books have crossover appeal. Looking forward to this spring’s Invisibility (with Andrea Cremer) and this fall’s Two Boys Kissing.

8. John Green – Books: The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, the co-written Will Grayson, and the ones I still have yet to read. Watching the Vlogbrothers also got me interested in Green’s work. I have all of Green’s books to-date on my shelf and just wish he’d put out books a little more often. His writing is smart and I love that he doesn’t talk down to his Paper Towns by John Greenreaders. Can’t wait to hear about his next book!

9. Stephanie Perkins – Books: Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and this fall’s Isla and the Happily Ever After (finally!) I’ve only read her two published books so far, but can’t imagine not trying out anything she chooses to write. Her characters, swoon-filled romance, witty dialogue and city settings all appeal to me. And wasn’t there talk about Perkins writing a horror novel?

10. Auto-Buy Audiobook Narrator – Emma Galvin – About a third of my reading is done via audiobook, and I have some favorite narrators that I’ll follow to any genre. My favorite YA narrator no question is Emma Galvin, and I’ve followed her from YA to Romance, Mystery, and Middle Grade all on the strength of her narration. Some of my top picks are Divergent, Hold Still, and Probability of Miracles, and I’m eager to check out Winter’s Bone sometime soon.Β  I couldn’t bring myself to pick up the Snooki book though, lol.

Those are my Auto-Buy picks, who are your Auto-Buy authors? Do we have any in common?


48 thoughts on “Top Ten Authors On My Auto-Buy List

  1. I’m typically not much of a YA reader, but I do love the Lux series and am looking forward to Origin. I’m thinking I need to check out Gayle Foreman’s Just One Day, everyone has been raving about it.

    Also a very belated thank you for those two books you sent me!!!

    1. Lucy says:

      Your welcome- enjoy!

      Hope you do try out Just One Day. I’d love to hear what you think.

  2. I never really thought about the importance of a good audiobook narrator until I started listening to them recently- SO important!

  3. Ahh there’s so many books up there that I want to read. Especially Hopeless and Invisibility! I love JLA too! Great list. My Top Ten Tuesday

  4. Kate says:

    Love the books on your list! Richelle Mead (either her YA or adult novels) are a must buy for me.

    I’m always on the lookout for audio book narrators that I like (I’m extremely picky) and I’ll most definitely check out Emma Galvin. Great list πŸ™‚

    1. Lucy says:

      Do you have any fave audiobook narrators? It does make all the difference, doesn’t it?

  5. marissa says:

    Such a great list. And yes I love Emma Galvin as a reader too I’ve listened to Divergent SO many times
    Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

    1. Lucy says:

      Divergent does hold up well, doesn’t it? I think I’ll do a re-listen of the series before the final book comes out. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  6. Nemo says:

    I am very interested in the concept of following an audio narrator. After falling in love with the audio of Sarra Manning’s Adorkable due to the wonderful narrators, I have not been able to listen to another audiobook since. I wonder if following the narrators would make it easier for me to get back into it.

    Great list! Some authors I like are on there – Richelle Mead and Lauren Oliver – although I am not quite sure I would blindly follow them anywhere…

    1. Lucy says:

      Ooh I need to check out Adorkable then! I’ve been meaning to read a Sarra Manning book and the fact that the narrator is great is a plus. The US Audible site doesn’t have that book but they do have You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.

      I definitely double check or sample the narrator before I pick up an audiobook. It’s such a gift when you find a few favorites to follow. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Angelica says:

    I love your list πŸ˜€

    Here’s my Top Ten.

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    Have a fantastic week!

  8. Jessica says:

    I really enjoyed Hoover and Green. The rest of your list, I haven’t read the authors, but am checking them out.

  9. bookgoonie says:

    I’m reading Hopeless right now. It is so intense. I think the only author I havent read is Foreman & I know I’m going to smack my head when I do.

    Great List.

    1. Lucy says:

      Hopeless is intense, isn’t it? I hope I haven’t over-sold Forman, but I get a feeling you and she will click.

      1. bookgoonie says:

        I couldn’t put Hopeless down. I had to find their HEA.

        1. Lucy says:

          Glad you had a good experience with Hopeless πŸ™‚ I was kind of speechless after I read it and couldn’t even review it, but hopefully you’ll have better luck. Can’t wait to fit in a re-read.

          1. bookgoonie says:

            We’ll see. It is going to be a bear to try to review.

  10. Great minds think alike, Lucy! πŸ˜‰ We do have a lot in common. I wish that I would have put Stephanie Perkins on my list too. I will definitely buy everything she writes no questions asked.

  11. BermudaOnion says:

    Yikes, I’ve never read any of those authors. I do hope to read John Green soon though.

    1. Lucy says:

      I think you’d like John Green and David Levithan, Kathy!

  12. I feel like I seriously have to check out Jeniifer Echols and Colleen Hoover this year! Gotta do that in summer πŸ™‚
    Top 10 Auto Buy Authors & Books That Made Me Think

    1. Lucy says:

      I hope you do check out Echols & Hoover, Kim. Since I saw on your list that you like Katie McGarry they could be right up your alley. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Excellent list! I love all of these authors!

  14. Tammy Sparks says:

    Great list, Lucy! You have so many that I would list if I could list more than ten: John Green, David Levithan and Lauren Oliver for sure!

  15. squee1313 says:

    I can probably agree on Gayle Forman and I do like Richelle Meade for Georgia and Dark Swan, but not for Vamp Academy. I think on auto buy I would get Ilona Andrews. Also Lainy Taylor who did Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I also have a sweet spot for Karen Marie Moning.

    1. Lucy says:

      Taylor is one of my faves too and I can’t believe I left her off the list! I’ll have to check out Andrews and Moning sometime soon. Thanks for stopping by & sharing your recs πŸ™‚

  16. elena says:

    Stephanie Perkins is really popular today! I’m so excited for Just One Year, I’m glad it’s actually coming out this year though, ha.

  17. fishgirl182 says:

    you know richelle mead is totally on my auto-buy list. and i have to check out more of emma galvin’s work. i did listen to insurgent which might have been her if she did divergent. i liked her but i think i found tris annoying so it could have tainted my opinion of the reader. and everyone keeps talking about colleen hoover. i guess i really need to read one of her books soon. great list, lucy!

    1. Lucy says:

      Yes, Galvin read Insurgent too. I’m totally going to have to re-read that book before “Divergent #3” comes out- it’s been too long.
      I think you’d like Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, Thuy.
      Thanks for sharing my love of Richelle Mead πŸ™‚

  18. I’ve always picked up David Leviathin’s books but have always put them back down in favor of something different. I really should just keep it in my hand next time!
    Beth @ YA Vixens
    Vixen’s Top Ten!

    1. Lucy says:

      Every Day is a good one – have you tried that one? I can understand moving on to another book if something’s not grabbing you though. There’s too many other books out there.

  19. theairtwit says:

    Stephanie Perkins writing a YA horror novel? Wow — I’ll have to check that one out once (or if) it’s published. I have read her two published books as well, so all I’ve associated with her is YA chick lit. I enjoy her write style in general, and a horror novel will be interesting to see!

    1. Lucy says:

      It will be interesting, won’t it? Maybe SP needs a little romance break. I just can’t wait to get ISLA in my hands.

  20. Katie says:

    Awesome choices! Lauren Oliver, John Green, and David Levithan are on my list too! Check out my Top Ten Tuesday, I’d love to hear what you think!

    1. Lucy says:

      Your list is awesome and includes the great Judy Blume. She is tops in my book.

  21. I don’t know if I mentioned it but I told my sister to look at your blog for books recommendations and she loves your blog..I know she has picked a ton of books from it!

    1. Lucy says:

      That’s so nice to hear! Hi Alisa’s sister πŸ™‚ I hope I don’t let you down!

  22. Janita says:

    I haven’t read any of these authors except for Lauren Oliver (Before I Fall), but I really want to read something by John Green and David Levithan. Awesome list πŸ˜€

  23. Melody says:

    So good to see Lauren Oliver on so many lists! πŸ™‚

  24. It seems like EVERYONE has mentioned John Green. I’ve only read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, but I loved it so much that I want to read everything he’s ever written. I guess that explains why people love him!

    Glad to have found you via TTT.

  25. I just bought If I Stay and Where She Went the other day. Looking forward to those two

  26. Sunny says:

    Ooh, the books I haven’t read yet sound AMAZING! Thanks for sharing such great picks.

    My TTT

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  28. Kero says:

    My heart aches! I have yet to read Looking for Alaska. You won’t believe it, I have read so many of John Green’s quotes from the books, here and there, that I have fallen in love with the author. And now I WANT to read the book!
    Kero’s Top 10

  29. tinalinatime says:

    I will read whatever Stephanie Perkins puts in front of me!! πŸ™‚

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