So, this is later than I try to post a This week’s Top Ten was supposed to be “Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022”…but I sort of did that list three or four weeks ago with the “Books on My Winter 2021 To-read List” list. So, back to the archives, where I saw this topic from 2018:
Who are some New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2018?
What a slam dunk! I loved this topic, and I wrote about it, with fancy graphics and everything. And then…
Well, then, I noticed that it’s the topic for January 25th. 🤦🏻♀️
So, that one’s written. Good on me for being so…proactive.
But I still had no topic for today, so back to the archives I went, looking for something that is NOT featured in the next few weeks. The winner?
Who are your auto-buy authors?
The problem I have with this top is is that I don’t buy anyone these days…as someone who is disabled, it’s very rare that I will buy a book. I am completely and totally a library (and KU) girl.
But still…I do have a set of authors who go on hold at the library without me ever even reading the blurb. So, here they are—-my AUTO-BORROW authors.
I will note that for some of these authors, I have not read the entire back catalogue—yet. Also, there are other authors—Chloe Neill, Chloe Neill, Chloe Neill—whom I love, but who may have a book or series that just doesn’t interest me. So, as much as I love her, she’s not an auto-buy. These are really “auto-borrow any new release I see without a second thought” authors.
I would prefer that it be an Elvis Cole book, but as I believe that Robert Crais is our Dashiell Hammett, I’ll take anything he wants to write. Anything.
One of the few authors whose back-catalogue I am completely finished with. I blew through the Armande Gamache series in a year or so, and sit desperately waiting for another. At least she writes one a year, unlike my bestie Robert Crais, who delights in making me wait.
Darynda Jones wrote one of my favorite series, the Charlie Davidson series, about a grim reaper with a devilish boyfriend. I loved that series, and her new work is quite a departure, but it doesn’t matter. I’m still in.
As above, I’d prefer that Mr. Coben write me a new Myron Bolitar book, but I will take ANYTHING. Table scraps are fine.
Lucy Score owns me. The end.
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taylor is skilled at playing with structure in a way that makes her books seem fresh. I’m not gonna lie—I was worried about both Daisy Jones AND Malibu Rising and loved them both. At this point, I’d follow her anywhere.
If it weren’t for Lucy Score, I’d say that Christina Lauren are the best romance writers writing today. But calling them second-best just seems…mean. So, let’s just say that, if Lucy Score owns me, then Christina Lauren lives rent-free in my head.
Of all the writers of queer fiction I read last year—and I read a couple score, I’d wager—Kit Oliver writes with the most heart. His books aren’t always funny, so the com part of rom-com isn’t always there…but they hit me in the feels so hard. There is a new one out this year, and even though it’s m/f this time, I’m expecting it to slay.
I know. I didn’t like Artemis. But that didn’t stop me buying Project: Hail Mary, and I am already in a virtual line for whatever comes next. If there is an Andy Weir train, I’m so on it.
Three brilliant books in a row. Can’t wait for #4.