Top Five Autobuy Authors
Hey y'all!It’s Grace, here to do Top Ten Tuesday. For those of you unfamiliar with the feature, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely ladies over at the Broke and the Bookish.It's been a looooooong time since I've actually participated in this one (although I love it) but I had to chip in about authors. I don't have many autobuy authors - those I literally will not read the back cover for but I will always buy books from anyways.I'm super picky so I could only come up with five. There are a few authors I have my eye on who will definitely make the auto-buy list when they write one or two books more and I get more of a feel for their writing styles. These are the tried-and-true, multiple-books, absolute-adoration authors.Do I even need an explanation for this one? Her writing is completely brilliant, she's one of my favorite authors EVER. Her stories are well-written and remarkably imaginative; on that note, she also manages to ground them in such small, human details that it never fails to amaze me how much she must notice about any given time. It's both perceptive and articulate, and sweeps me off my feet. Maggie Stiefvater is the Queen.
Favorite book: (all of them - such a cop-out but I seriously can't choose. Probably Ballad because it's insanely underrated.)
April Genevieve Tucholke's writing is dark and lush. It's dreamy, with enthralling main characters. While I speak mostly from my absolute love of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, I'm absolutely positive that I will always buy her books. PLUS, her third book just got a cover (and a haunting excerpt.)
Favorite book: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | Goodreads
Lauren Oliver is another person who, like Maggie Stiefvater, just has the whole package. I don't think I'll ever be able to express the impact that Before I Fall had on me. What's more, Liesel & Po affected me and made me a bit teary despite being in a completely different vein. Delirium made me want to throw something against a wall, but I still loved the series. Plus, she's an amazing woman and her accomplishments in themselves make me want to support her further.
Favorite book: Before I Fall | Goodreads
Hey, remember that time I met David Levithan? I'm still screaming about it months later. I am in love with his writing. Starry-eyed. Head-over-heels fangirl. Plus, he's just the coolest person ever! He's the King. From reading Lover's Dictionary and Every Day and Every You, Every Me, I know he has existential thoughts that I want to discuss. And he phrases them beautifully. He has this way of honing in on tiny details and the whole picture - a picture that doesn't only include characters and situations but the entire scope of existence and meaning - that makes me swoon. Even then, he's just funny and clever and writes great relationship stories (like Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Dash & Lily's Book of Dares.) He's a genius. That's the only possible way to put it. I'm writing one of my college essays on his books.
Favorite book: Every You, Every Me | Goodreads
I'm not quite sure whether I would classify Jandy Nelson as auto-buy because although I bought her books almost immediately after their release dates, I let I'll Give You the Sun sit on my shelf for almost a year because I was too TERRIFIED to pick it up and let it taint this gorgeous, unattainable perception I had of The Sky is Everywhere. I get scared to actually read anything from her because her first book was just so out-of-this-world lovely. But even if I don't read her following books, I will always, always buy them.
Favorite book: The Sky is Everywhere | Goodreads