Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy & Auto-Read Authors

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This week’s TTT topic is “Auto-Buy Authors”, but I’m going to spin it to and “Auto-Buy & Auto-Read Authors”… or maybe it’s more like an “Auto-Buy & Auto-Want-to-Read Authors” because I think there’s only technically one author on this list who I’ve actually read all of their books of. But yeah, I don’t really have that many auto-buy authors since I utilize my library a lot.

This was a weird list to compile, because I had to come up with authors whose work I’ve read all of, or if I haven’t read all of their work, that I have the complete remainder on my TBR. So I couldn’t include authors like Holly Black, because despite loving The Cruel Prince series, I have no interest in going back and reading some of her older series, like the Tithe series. I don’t know if that makes sense, but that’s how I wanted to classify this list.

Note: With the exception of SJM, Margaret Rogerson, and Roshani Chokshi, all photos of authors used in this post are taken from Goodreads and do not belong to me.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


Auto-Buy Authors:

1. Sarah J. Maas

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I mean, this is kinda a given…If y’all have seen any of my posts before, you guys know I’m SJM trash. I own and have read all of her books and I may or may not have a special shelf in my room dedicated to her books…
(ALSO, I GOT TO MEET SJM BACK IN 2017 AND HERE’S A PIC. Lol, throwback to when I dyed my hair red.)

2. Leigh Bardugo

Omg, what a Queen. Leigh Bardugo is another author I will read and buy books from until the end of my days. Speaking of which, I need to get around to reading King of Scars and then pre-ordering Ninth House

3. Margaret Rogerson

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As long as Margaret Rogerson keeps writing whimsical books with gorgeous covers, I will buy them all. Technically, though, I still need to buy Sorcery of Thorns.
Also, look guys! I got to meet her at the YA Fandom Frenzy back in 2017. I haven’t read An Enchantment of Ravens at that time, so it was kinda awkward tho, lol.

4. Sabaa Tahir

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Okay, this is a real stretch here, but I technically own all of the An Ember in the Ashes books (Of course in all different editions: I literally have a paperback, a hardcover, and a UK paperback—-whyyyyy). Shamed to say I’ve only actually read the first book back in 2015. But I will read all the books before the series end, I promise! (ermmm, hopefully, at least)

Auto-Read (AKA Auto-Want-to-Read) Authors:

5. Emily Henry

I’ve been keeping an eye on Emily Henry ever since she visited my college during my first semester, and thus I’m determined to read everything written by her. I may have technically only read The Love the Split the World, but I have A Million Junes on my shelf!

6. Roshani Chokshi

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Hearing Roshani Chokshi speak instantly made me want to read everything she’s written. Again, I’m a bit behind here; I’ve only read The Star-Touched Queen and The Gilded Wolves.

7. Madeline Miller

Okay, so I’ve only read Circe by Miller, but her writing is so gorgeous and beautiful I will read everything she writes. I currently have Song of Achilles checked out from the library.

8. Becky Albertalli

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Becky Albertalli writes such fun and cute contemporaries! I actually binge read all of her solo books last summer and adored them! Now I just need to read What If It’s Us.

9. Amanda Foody

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Okay, this is another yikes-I’ve-technically-only-read-one-book-but-I-swear-I-want-to-read-their-others authors. I’ve only read Ace of Shades, but I really enjoyed it.

10. Riley Sager

A weird addition to the list, but currently true at the moment. I loved The Last Time I Lied, I’m planning to read Final Girls while I’m on vacation next week, and I also can’t wait to get my hands on Sager’s newest release, Lock Every Door.


What are some of your Auto-Buy & Auto-Read Authors? Do we have any that overlap? Any others you think I should have included on this list?

If you participated in TTT this week, feel free to link up your post in the comments below–I would love to check them out!

December Book Haul: Lots of Fantasy with a Surprising Amount of Adult Fiction!

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Normally, on a month-to-month basis, I don’t acquire a lot of books–if any–but December/Christmas is the time when I accumulate most of the books I own. Between Christmas, a book exchange between my book club, and using some old gift cards to treat myself to a few mass market paperbacks, I hauled 18 books this month! The majority are fantasy novels (so surprising, right?), but I didn’t realize how little YA I acquired and how many “adult” books I got until I lined them all up to take a picture! Perhaps I’m “maturing”? (baha, unlikely; YA Forever!)

Also, I just unhauled ~12 YA books and a couple dozen children’s books yesterday so hopefully I’ll be able to find the shelf space for these books (and omg, it feels so nice to have donated and rid myself of so many books). I have 2 full bookcases, 1 short bookcase, and an additional shelf which I use for books. Once I reorganize my remaining childhood books, I’ll should be able to have all my books neatly tucked away. But let’s be real; I’m horrible at cleaning–as in you can barely see the floor in my room–so it’s unlikely that I get to this before returning to school. 😅

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From my Book Club’s Exchange:

There was so much hype around this book last year/earlier this year and I’m so excited to own a copy! My book club does a white-elephant-style book exchange every semester and I was super excited to snatch this book up at it! My friend, who contributed the book, said she loved it, so I’m very curious to see exactly what this book entails.

Books I Bought for Myself:

Using some Barnes & Noble and Amazon gift cards, I treated myself to these 3 books after finishing some particularly stressful finals and moving back home. I’ve actually already read one of these books, Heroine Complex, and really enjoyed it! It’s a fun, relatively quick read that parodies the expectations and work of superheroes.

**Post Edit**

I completely forgot to include a book, making my total haul 19 books! I picked this book up in a used bookshop in at a library. When the Emperor was Divine is an amazing book. Julie Otsuka is the queen of show and not tell, and additionally, her use of perspective is extremely powerful. I’ve read this book twice now and I can only dream of writing like her.

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Christmas Gifts:

I am extremely fortunate and blessed to have parents and grandparents that are willing to buy me lots of books for Christmas. My book collection and my passion for reading would be nothing without them, particularly my mom. If it wasn’t for her tirelessly searching for books that piqued my interest and reading with me during my elementary school years, I wouldn’t be the reader I am today (or probably a reader at all).
Wow, I just got really sentimental there, sorry guys. 😅 Essentially all that I meant to say is that I’m really grateful for these books and that I’m equally excited to dive into all of them (ahhh, why I can’t I just take an entire suitcase full of books with me back to school??)


That’s it for my December book haul! 😄

What books have you acquired recently?
Any suggestions on which of these books I should pick up first?
What’s your favorite book that you own?

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

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Oooh, I so wanted to avoided doing back-to-back Top Ten Tuesday posts on my blog, but alas college has gotten in the way, and these are so much fun (and so easy) to write! (I will try to do better in the future, I promise!)

This week’s TTT topic is “Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read”. I’m so excited to do this post because I really need to call myself out on still not having read some of these books. If you read my TTT: Fall TBR post, you’ll note that some of those books are on this list too, so hopefully my shame in this list will decrease soon. 😀


For those of you who don’t know:

“Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”

(This quote comes directly from the blog, That Artsy Reader Girl)


Leigh Bardugo:

Yeah, so I’ve only actually read her Grishaverse trilogy, but I adored it and I can’t wait to become a bigger fan of Leigh Bardugo by reading her other books.

1-2. Six of Crows Duology

3. Language of Thorns

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4. Wonder Woman: Warbringer

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Adam Silvera:

Can I claim Adam Silvera is a favorite author of mine if I haven’t actually read any of his books? I’ve been following him on Instagram for awhile now and I just love his posts, so I’m counting him, okay?

They Both Die at the End is on my TBR for the fall, so hopefully I’ll change this soon!

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Gail Carson Levine:

8. The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre

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There are probably a couple of others that I might have missed of her work, but this is the big one. Omg, this cover is so pretty, I really need to go out and buy myself a copy of it…


Shannon Hale:

This woman wrote one of my all-time favorite books, The Goose Girl, so I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read all of her work.

9. Austenland

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Until I just looked it up on Goodreads, I hadn’t realized that Shannon Hale wrote this book! This makes me super excited to read this though because I currently taking a Jane Austen class, so after this semester, I’ll (hopefully) be able to understand all the references!


Emily Henry

I wouldn’t say that she’s a favorite author of mine yet, but I really want her to be, hence why I want to read more of her work. 😀

10. A Million Junes

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Who are some of your favorite authors? What books do you still have to read by them? What’s at the top of your TBR?

If you participated in TTT this week, feel free to link up your posts in the comments below, I would love to read them!