Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List


It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s challenge: Top Ten Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List. I picked:

1. Jodi Picoult
My favorites of hers include Perfect Match, The Pact, My Sister's Keeper, Vanishing Acts, and Nineteen Minutes.

2. Lauren Oliver
I fell in love with Oliver after reading Delirium. It took me all of two seconds to come to the conclusion that I will buy anything she writes.

3. Holly Black
After seeing Holly on a panel at San Diego Comic Con back in 2007 and enjoying her so much, I realized she would be signing autographs alongside D.J. MacHale whom I love, so I decided to pick up one of her books since I was already in line anyway. I fell in love with Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside! I absolutely loved White Cat and in my eyes, she can do no wrong! I love Holly Black!

4. Ellen Hopkins
I'm just mad that I didn't start reading her books when she first came out, when everyone I personally know told me to.

5. D.J. MacHale
If you haven't read the Pendragon series, you need to go get all ten books now! You will not be disappointed!

6. Dan Brown
Yes, I love his books. What can I say?

7. Stephenie Meyer
I understand the irony of having Meyer on the list and not J.K. Rowling. But when The Casual Vacancy came out, I realized that Rowling is actually not on my Auto-Buy list like I thought. Meyer however hasn't given me a reason just yet to pass. Especially since I enjoyed The Host way more than the Twilight series. So. Yeah.

8. Ellen DeGeneres
Do I need to explain this one?

9. Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
I'm kind of obsessed with the end times so reading the Left Behind series among other books by these authors just goes with the territory. The Left Behind series is a really incredible adventure that I recommend to everyone!

10. Joyce Meyer
Everyday, we strive to be better people. Joyce's books are a reminder of how we can do that.

Extra

Top Ten Screenwriters That I'd Put On My Auto-Watch List:

Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, Josh Schwartz, J.J. Abrams, Julie Plec, Christopher Nolan, Tina Fey, Cameron Crowe, Ben Affleck, Andrew Niccol

Which authors do you automatically buy from?

4 comments:

readingdate said...

What a fun list! I totally agree with you about Lauren Oliver. And I've only read Collateral by Hopkins but can already tell she's amazing.
I wonder if Meyer is going to write anymore- she seems so busy with movies now.
And I DVR Ellen everyday but have never read one of her books. For shame!
Anyway, thanks for sharing these great author recs :)

Melody Simpson said...

Thanks! Definitely read more Hopkins and start reading DeGeneres!

Meyer's actually writing The Host sequel when she's not on the road and said to the Associated Press not too long ago that she hopes it's a 3 book arc. After The Host series is complete and she knocks out some more movies, I'm sure she'll get back to novel writing. I don't see her choosing one or the other for the rest of her life. Only time will tell! :)

~Sara @ Just Another Story said...

I wanted to put Jodi Picoult on my list- But I really did not enjoy Between the Lines and her books are always so intense. But I will probably read her for the rest of my life (or as long as she keeps writing).

Happy Reading!

Melody Simpson said...

Oh, I love intense! But yeah, that intense is not for everyone. I wasn't a huge fan of Change of Heart but one out of the 13 I've read from her ain't bad. Looking forward to reading the books that I haven't read of hers and being all caught up soon! :) Can't wait to crack open The Storyteller! Thanks for stopping by! :)