It’s another top ten Tuesday and I absolutely couldn’t resist this weeks topic. Before I get started, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Now for the fun part. As avid readers, we all have a number of authors that we can name off the top of our head that we are constantly watching and waiting to drop new material. I know that anytime I see something new coming from any of the following authors I’m immediately on the prowl for release dates and any news or information on the books.
With that said, enjoy!
- V.E. Schwab: My queen. It’s been a bit since I ranted and raved on here about my absolute love for Schwab. My obsession is bone-deep and I love the dark, twisty stories she writes. It’s almost as if she can read my soul.
- Renee Ahdieh: The first book I ever read by Ahdieh was The Wrath and the Dawn, which, lets be honest, is a perfection introduction to her writing. Her writing is beautiful and always draws me in.
- Holly Black: Another author that loves the dark and twisted side of the world. I was immediately a fan of her after reading The Coldest Girl in Cold Town, and then upon reading the Folk of the Air series, I knew she was another writer I’d always follow.
- Kiersten White: I’m not going to lie, I have a hard time keeping up with White simply because she always publishing some new novel, whether that be middle grade or YA. It’s genuinely hard to keep up with her. However, And I Darken and the Slayer series are two stories that I absolutely loved.
- Sarah J. Maas: I actually didn’t want to include her on this list simply because I feel like so many people will do that, but this wouldn’t be true to me if I didn’t include her. While I know that her stories can be very similar (I’m currently rereading the Throne of Glass series as well as the Court of Thorns and Roses series, and wow they are so similar), I still love Maas’s writing style and the characters she creates.
- Roshani Chokshi: I should start by clarifying that Chokshi is probably my #1 auto-buy author and that her currently sitting at #6 is not an accurate representation of my absolute adoration of Chokshi. She loves the dark and twisted while also weaving in culture that is so beautifully different from a typical fantasy book. I love her so much I’d probably read her grocery list and call it brilliant.
- Ransom Riggs: I have a type when it comes to authors and this list is really showing it. His writing is deliciously brilliant, and the incorporation of photography in his work is something that no traditional author would ever do, which is what makes me love his works.
- Tahereh Mafi: Her writing is so well crafted that I will always love her works. Her ability to paint a picture while still keeping me engaged is a skill that few writers have the ability to do.
- Stephanie Garber: I started following Garber about a year before Caraval came out because I had so much confidence that the story she was writing would be astounding, and I was right. Garber is currently working on a new novel (which I’ve been keeping up with thanks to Instagram) and I’m ready for it to go be up for pre-order on Amazon.
- Francesca Zappia: I first learned about Zappia through Eliza and Her Monsters, which immediately became one of my favorite books. Since then I’ve managed to pick up every little bit of writing that I could find from her. Zappia does a wonderful job writing about mental health and the struggles that come with certain disorders. Her ability to accurately describe anxiety and depression is something that I think many authors struggle with. Seeing that representation in literature has been something that I’ve truly appreciated.
Who are some of your auto-buy authors? What makes them an auto-buy author for you?