This week's topic from The Broke and the Bookish is my Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors. I don't actually buy too many new books but I do when I have too! These are the authors that when I see a book by them I am going to get - either request, put on hold on the library, track down used, or actually buy new.
2. Tony Horwitz - I discovered Horwitz kind of by a fluke. My grandmother (and number one book pusher) was getting rid of a bunch of books and she had put Baghdad Without a Map in a pile of books she thought I'd like. I think it sat on my shelf but when I finally picked it up and I laughed till I cried through portions of it and promptly went out to find all his other books. I've loved all of them with the exception of Confederates in the Attic.
3. Rebecca Barry - Earlier this summer I got stuck in a bit of a reading rut where I just couldn't settle on anything until I stumbled on Rebecca Barry's Recipes for a Beautiful Life. It was funny, and poignant, and so easily relatable that I loved reading it and it knocked me out of my rut.
2. Sheila Connolly - Sheila Connolly is an author I just click with for some reason. The mysteries aren't perfect but I always really enjoy the read. Something about how she does her writing style, her characters,and her settings just really works for me. I've really enjoyed her Irish series though I've only read the first one. Her Apple Orchard series is probably my favorite though I do enjoy her museum series as it reminds me of my days working in a museum.
3. Deborah Crombie - Crombie's first Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James mystery, A Share in Death, was published in 1993. I'm not sure when I first read it but it probably wasn't too long after that. This is a series that has really grown in the best of ways. At the beginning the mysteries were a bit more straight forward police procedurals but as time has gone on the relationships have deepened but not gone off the deepened. If I was making a Top Ten list of authors who I'd like to completely reread their books, Crombie would be at the top.
2. Sabrina Jeffries - Back about 15 years ago, when I first started reading romances Sabrina Jeffries was one of the authors that I discovered. I loved her books and read everything that the used bookstore had in stock. Then I kind of forgot about her. Probably 3 or 4 years ago I decided to reread some of my favorite romances from the beginning. Most didn't fare so well but the Jeffries book was an exception. Since then I've been trying to catch up on her books that I've missed and have been enjoying them - especially the Duke's Men series.
3. Susan Wiggs - Susan WIggs is another author I used to read and when I first got my Kindle one of the first books I checked out from my library's site was The Apple Orchard. I fell in love and have been trying to catch up ever since!
4. Jill Shalvis - I love pretty much anything Shalvis writes. Her characters are fun, entertaining, interesting and other than the fact that all the males are ridiculously good looking, very different. While I've enjoyed the Animal Magnetism series my favorite is still Lucky Harbor. I'm still in a bit of denial that the series ended. So much in denial that I've actually just started the final trilogy which came out a year ago. I just don't want it to end!
There are so many other authors I could mention but these were the first 10 that came to mind. I could probably do a Top 20 or 30 on this topic without any problem! Who are your auto-buy authors?