Chachic posted a list of her top ten auto-buy authors this morning, which got me thinking about the ones I would choose. There’s a huge difference between auto-buy and auto-put-on-hold-this-instant, for me. But, to start with, here are the ten authors whose books are automatically purchased, no questions asked.
Sarah Rees Brennan
Megan Whalen Turner
Notice that several of these take a long time to write. This is excellent for my bank balance! On the other hand, feverish anticipation is a problem.
But what about the auto-put-on-hold-this-instant authors? Here’s a top ten list for those as well.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Patricia C. Wrede
These are authors who I really, truly love and if I was made of money I would buy all their books…but I’m not and so I support my public library system(s) first. And then there are the authors that I would totally put on my auto-buy list, if they still were alive and writing (Diana Wynne Jones! Elizabeth Marie Pope! Rosemary Sutcliff!). But I need to stop making lists now.
As a final note, this is my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday! I want to participate, if the topic for the week is an interesting one. You can find the full list for this week here.