Top Ten Tuesday: Top Nine Auto-buy Authors


Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors 

Hmmm… auto-buy? Well the problem is I don’t really buy books. But I’m going to imagine here that I won a lottery and instead of money I can have unlimited books.

NK Jemisin – I already own all of Jemisin’s books except for her latest.

Ursula K Le Guin – Because Ged

Octavia Butler – I was going to think of something I loved of hers but you know what, I’ve loved everything of hers.

Wang Anyi – I absolutely loved The Song of Everlasting Sorrow but have so far not read any of her other books. Doesn’t help that not many of them have been translated into English

Carol Shields – The Stone Diaries was a book we did in school and I kind of credit it – and my English Lit teacher – for making me want to Read (and Read!) again after those teenaged years of “reading is such a chore”, what was I thinking?.

Hilary Mantel – Because she is weird and wonderful. Read Beyond Black and listen to her speak! (I’ve only heard her on the BBC World Book Club and she kinda weirded me out but in a good, intrigued way)

Lois McMaster Bujold – I may be jumping the gun here but I adored her Sharing Knife series and can’t wait to read more!

Philip Pullman – Because Lyra

Laurie R King – Mary Russell! Kate Martinelli!

L M Montgomery – Anne makes the world a more wonderful place.


So apparently I would rather buy books from women. And I can only think of nine. And erm, some of them are no longer living. Does that still count? Oh well.

Which authors would be on your list?



  1. Hm, Hilary Mantel for sure but i’m struggling with others since most of my favourites are dead. I used to always buy the latest Ian McEwan but he isn’t reliable any longer.


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