Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ten 10 Tuesday: Authors I'd Put on My Auto-Buy List

Thank you to the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this fun meme!

This week's topic is: Top Ten Authors I'd put on my auto-buy list.

This should be pretty easy.  But I've noticed that I don't really have very many repeat authors on my shelves right now.  Not because I don't want to read more by them, but mainly because I am horrible and keeping abreast of what they are publishing.

1. Cornelia Funke-Without a doubt I buy anything of hers that I can get my hands on.  I've loved every book of hers that I've ever read so far.  My favorite is the Inkheart trilogy because it really makes you feel like you are in the Ink World.

2. Elizabeth Kostova-I loved The Historian and the Swan Thieves.  I know the Swan Thieves had very mixed reviews, but I read it after returning from France and taking a French Art History class, and this book was filled with interesting tidbits about French painters.

3. Jane Austen-I've loved everything I've read of hers so far, and if she was still publishing today, you bet I'd be buying each book as it was released.

4. Margaret Atwood-Okay, so I've only actually read The Year of the Flood, but I wanted to marry Atwood while I read it and after I read it and it was an amazing experience to read her writing.  I have Oryx and Crake now sitting on my shelf.  I'm hoping to slowly read all of her published stuff.  Love.  Her.  Writing!!!!!

5. Elena Mauli Shapiro-I adored 13, rue Therese, and I know she's working a new book right now.  I cannot wait to get my hands on it.  Even if the rest of her books in the future never add up to the greatness of 13, rue Therese, I will still be buying and reading every single one of them.

6. Libba Bray-I know I'm a bit behind.  I know she published a book that some people loved and some people hated after the Gemma Doyle books, and I do have to read it.  And then there's her knew one, which I really really need to read because it is exactly my kind of book.

7. Amelie Nothomb-I've read 2 of her books so far and loved them both.  I love how different her comtemporary writing is from the French literature I usually read, and how straight and to the point it is.  I have another one of hers on my shelf waiting to be read.

8. Thomas Trofimuk-Waiting for Columbus is one of my favorite books ever.  I remember the feeling I had while reading it that it was going to be a long time before I felt the same way about another book.  I have no idea if he has other books out, but I should find out.  Because his writing is superb.

9. Emile Zola-His books are actually at times a pain in the butt to read, especially if you're reading them in French like I would like to do.  But it is so worth it in the end.  I need to find my unread Zola books and get started on them.

10. Tatiana de Rosnay-I loved Sarah's Key and The House I Loved.  I have another one of hers on my shelf right now.  I just really love the atmosphere she's able to create in her books.  While reading The House I Loved, I felt like I was walking through the same streets of Paris with Rose before Haussman started his projects.  Same with WWII in Sarah's Key.  Even if her stories don't go exactly how I want them to, it's worth reading for me because of the imagery.

So what about you?  Who are your auto-buy authors? 

1 comment:

  1. I love this list - Cornelia Funke and Elizabeth Kostova are both amazing!