Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For the rules see her blog.

This week’s topic: Auto-Buy Authors. These days I don’t automatically buy books by any of my favourite authors, but I do add them to a list of books to check with a view to buying or borrowing them. The ten authors listed below are just the tip of the iceberg of my favourites.

I’ve included a book for each author to illustrate their work, but I’ve enjoyed all their books! They are a mix of crime fiction and historical fiction.

  1. Kate Atkinson – When Will There Be Good News?
  2. Sharon Bolton – Blood Harvest
  3. Tracy Chevalier – At the Edge of the Orchard
  4. Ann Cleeves – Raven Black 
  5. Martin Edwards – The Golden Age of Murder
  6. Jane Harper – Force of Nature
  7. Hilary Mantel – Wolf Hall
  8. Ian Rankin – Saints of the Shadow Bible
  9. C J Sansom – Tombland
  10. Andrew Taylor – The King’s Evil

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

  1. I couldn’t agree more with your choices, Margaret. All of them are extremely talented people who write excellent stories. I’ve not been disappointed in any of their books that I’ve read.

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  2. Some great choices here Margaret, the only ones I don’t have any history with are Bolton and Harper (though I do have two of her books to read).


  3. I don’t automatically buy any new books by authors I like either. My house would soon be buried in books, not that that is necessarily a bad thing. LOL! Like you I tend to head more to the library, mainly because I seem to read mainly in series and am often several books from the end, so by the time I’m ready for it it’s easily available.


  4. I agree with you, these days I have no authors that are automatic buys. But from your list, Kate Atkinson and Anne Cleeves. Authors that I have not tried yet but plan to are Jane Harper and Hilary Mandel.


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