Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
This week’s topic: Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List. I have listed them, but not in any particular order. Also there’s only 5.
Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb – I have every J.D. Robb novel up to and including New York to Dallas in paperback (and the rest in ebook format), as well as 11 of her quartets/triology and all of her novel that have been released in Australia in novel form. Almost. I have read all of them at least twice with the exception of maybe 3 books. I also have the entire In Death series, the Key trilogy and the Circle trilogy on Audiobook. I think this pretty much explained my NR obsession. 2/3rds of my ‘physcial’ books. The ‘In Death’ series is one of my absolute favourite ‘grownup’ series.
Tamora Pierce – The only books I don’t have in actual paper versions are the Protector of the Small, Beka Cooper and Daughter of the Lioness series. They are a little bit hard to find here sometimes. I have read all of them several times – infact I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read about Alanna and Daine and the Circle of Magic books. Tamora Pierce was really my first foray into fantasy novels and I am so glad I got to spend my teenage years with these characters.
Jim Butcher – The only one of Jim Butcher’s books I haven’t read is Codex Alera #6, and I’m suffereing from ‘series-fear’ as described by the lovely Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner. I’m just too damn scared to read it. Also the first time I attempted to read it my e-reader broke and I had to send it away to be replaced and I got more books inbetween sending it away and getting the replacement sent. His characters are often flawed but that makes them more relatable I feel. He is also just really good at world building and story telling.
Kathy Reichs – I’ve read all of Kathy Reichs Temperance Brennan books. Her ‘VIrals’ books are on my TBR list. The crimes and the crime-soving process are very interesting to me, and written really well. Fortunately the books focus most on the crimes, and keep Temperance’s love-life as a interesting side-line as opposed to focusing more and more on her love life. (Yes Particia Cornwell, I’m looking at you.)
Laurell K. Hamilton – The only execption being the star trek stuff and Nightseer (because it’s really hard to find), I have read all of LKH’s novels and love them. I like the character growth and progression in both Anita and Meredith’s worlds. I like how her mythology is continuous and doesn’t tend to change from book to book. I also like how a lot of the mythology is based in the original mythology of the creatures that star in these books.