This week’s question again comes to us from the lovely Bookstagrammer Yuki over at Yuki Reads.
This is a really tricky question, because there are so many authors that I love, and it’s always an…event when they release something new. But, whether I just automatically buy something is usually dependent on what they are releasing.
Let’s start with the easiest decision I ever make—anything Robert Crais writes, I’m already in line for. I will preorder, and will stop reading other books in the middle to get to whatever he has written as quickly as possible. I will let my food get cold, and might very well forget to eat (or feed my animals) until I get to the end, at which point I will start the much-too-long countdown to the next one.
Robert Crais is everything.
Every other auto-buy is situational. When Harlan Coben releases a new Myron Bolitar, I’m there. But if it’s one of the standalones, I will wait till it’s available in the library, or till I need a really reliably good read. Same with Chloe Neill, Ilona Andrews, Darynda Jones, Lucy Score.
However, if Deborah Geary ever writes another Modern Witch book, I’d fall over myself to get to it. I’d embarrass myself. I would not stop to put on a bra. I might still be wearing my PJs and there is a better than average chance that I’d only be wearing one shoe. That’s how much I want one more. But, alas, I think I would get a seventh Kenzie and Genarro book first.
Which ain’t gonna happen either, no matter how many times I ask the book gods.
Who are your auto-buy authors? Hit me up in the comments.
Today’s question shamelessly stolen from Yuki Reads.
2 thoughts on “Sunday Brunch: Auto-Buy Authors”
Seanan McGuire I will buy anything of hers sight unseen. Other then that I do keep buying the Dresden Files books. Those are the only two these days. Most books I get from the library instead of buying them.
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Yeah, I’m a big library girl myself, so for me to buy a book at all is kind of an event these days. I used to auto-buy more authors…Rick Riordan (when he was writing mysteries), JK Rowling (before we figured out that she’s kind of an awful person), Sara Paretsky, Robert Parker.