Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top Ten Authors on my Auto-Buy List

Top Ten is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

1. Jodi Picoult - I love everything she writes! She throws so much passion into her work and all her novels come to life!

2. Meg Cabot - Sure, she has had a few books which I could not stand (some I have not even bother to read because I know I won't like) BUT her other work has made a huge impression on me. She's not like most chic-lit authors out there. Her work has so much underneath; layers and layers of just pure artistry.

3. Diana Gabaldon - Two words: Jamie Fraser.

4. Lisi Harrison - Yeah, I know she writes for a much younger crowd than me, but I am so okay with that because her books are just as relevant in the adult world as they are in the teen world. Besides, she's just so hilarious!

5. Christine Feehan - If it wasn't for her, I honestly wouldn't be reading romance novels today. I will never forget the day that I was so bored that I finally gave in and just picked up a romance novel as a form of entertainment and soon entered a world of vampires of a whole new species!

6. J.R. Ward - Speaking of romance and vampires - this woman always has my heart. Well, at least Rhage does, but I love all of the Brothers. She makes a lasting impression that I love.

7. Maya Banks - I love everything there is about Scotland. I want to go there, I want to live there, and I sure want a husband from there. When it comes to her historical romance novels set in the Scottish Highlands I just get chills. While I know, realistically, I'll never find guys like what I read about, I'm still allowed to dream!

8. Julie Kagawa - She's the only reason I'm reading books about Fae now. I don't think anyone has brought faeries more to life than she has and her vampires? I wouldn't want to mess with them.

9. Cassandra Clare - She's the only author that I am strong enough to put the book down, for as long as a year, while I wait for the next book to come out that way I'm not sitting there antsy wondering what's going to happen and losing my mind. Losing one's mind is never fun.

10. Gena Showalter - I am slowly making my way through all her books. I don't want to rush it, but at the same time I just want to keep reading about each and everyone of her characters (and I'm talking mostly about The Lords of the Underworld books). Her other books I'm excited about as well!


Rory said...

I'm hit or miss with Jodi Picoult. I liked a lot of her earlier work (my favorite is Harvesting the Heart and The Pact devastated me), but I don't always enjoy her courtroom dramas.

And you can't go wrong with Jamie Fraser. I've come to believe that Jsmie Fraser should be used as a lesson for me.

Kate said...

JR Ward is probably at the very top of my auto-buy list. I pre-ordered Lover at Last MONTHS ago... and I still have a while to wait before it's released. And you're a Rhage fan? He's my favourite too! Although Qhuinn comes a very close second.

I think I need to re-try Outlander. I got about a hundred pages in and gave up but I only just barely met Jamie. I feel like I'm missing out! :P

Great list!

Anonymous said...

I still haven't read Picoult, but seeing her on a few lists makes me have to move her up on my TBR list.

Jessica @ Literary, etc

Angelica @ Paperback Princess said...

Firstly I'd just like to say I love your blog design, did you DIY?

I like the variety of Authors in your list, it's not just from one genre.

Here's my Top Ten.

Since your blog has YA-related stuff, I'd like to extend an invitation...if you'd like to list your blog with YA Blogosphere it's a directory listing for all YA-related blogs. If your interested pls email me at yablogosphere@gmail.com

Have a great week!

Deidra M said...

I seriously love your list! It's a pretty awesome one.

Deidra @ Simply Books.

AnnaGlasgow said...

I was thinking about adding Diana Gabaldon to my list. She's a great writer, I love Outlander and of course Jamie! :)

Lynn @ Books on the Bay said...

Great list! I just picked up my first JR Ward book and I am so excited and hopeful that it lives up to the hype!

Divergent Gryffindor said...

Meg Cabot is really good :) Julie Kagawa and Cass Clare is on almost everyone's list! :D
Top 10 Tuesdays
Waiting on Wednesday