My Top 10 Auto-Buy Authors

I’m joining That Artsy Reader Girl next week to share our top ten auto-buy authors. An auto-buy author is one who’s new books you will always purchase (or borrow as soon as possible)! These authors are tried and true favorites and in most of my cases, I’ve read all (or almost all) of their books!

Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors

Kate Morton – Morton is known for her lengthy, twisting tales that often jump back and forth among time periods. My favorites are The Secret Keeper and The House at Riverton. Ironically, the only novel of hers I didn’t enjoy was The Clockmaker’s Daughter, her newest release.

Liane Moriarty – As with Kate Morton above, I wasn’t a fan of her latest novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, but I’d reread most of her other books any day. If you’re curious about it, the Book of the Month edition of Nine Perfect Strangers is for sale in my used book shop! I think she shines the most in What Alice Forgot and Big Little Lies.

Jojo MoyesMe Before You was my introduction to Moyes and I proceeded to read her entire backlist afterward. They often deal with tough topics and feature strong women facing difficult circumstances, but still feel hopeful and uplifting.

Stephen King – This is an author I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember. Firestarter was one of the earliest. I’m pretty sure my Dad recommended it because it isn’t very scary. Jay and I are planning to rank our favorite Stephen King novels so stay tuned for a blog post coming soon!

Jenny Colgan – I enjoy every single one of Colgan’s books (and I’ve read them all)! The great thing is that you don’t have to be in a certain mood or state of mind to read her books. They’re fun, light-hearted chick lit with more depth and nuance than some others you find in the genre. Plus, so many of her books feature a bookshop or café/dessert shop so I’m all about that!!

Fredrik Backman – If you’re looking for thought-provoking novels that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page, Backman is your man. His understanding of the way human’s think and act is astonishing. It feels like he’s telling true stories because the way his characters speak and react to situations is eerily accurate. He also dives into territory that other authors may shy away from. I recommend A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, and Us Against You for any book club.

Edward Rutherford – The only way to describe Rutherford’s works is “sweeping historical sagas”. He focuses on a single city and explores how it was built over time. The story is told through generations of families as they live through significant events. Paris, London, and The Princes of Ireland top my list.

Sophie Kinsella – Although probably most well-known for her Shopaholic series, I adore practically every other Kinsella book too. She’s one of the queens of chick lit and consistently puts out fun stories. I Owe You One is her latest and Can You Keep a Secret is an old favorite (paperback for sale in my shop)! Did you know she also writes under the pen name Madeleine Wickham?

Elin Hilderbrand  – She grew up in PA not too far from where I live, so I love reading the references to my state that she sometimes sneaks in! When you think of summer beach reads, Elin Hilderbrand should immediately come to mind! However, the Winter Street series is excellent around Christmastime.

Christina Lauren – I’m new to the Christina Lauren craze, but I’m all in now. This author duo writes funny, sexy, unputdownable stories that feature a variety of the best tropes: enemies to lovers, best friends to lovers, etc! My Favorite Half-Night Stand is the best one I’ve read thus far – online dating plus a group of hilarious guy friends.

Who are your auto-buy authors?

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  1. I’m with you on Kate Morton and Christina Lauren! My others are Susanna Kearsley, Sarah Jio, Karen White, and Mariana Zapata. For Kate Morton and Susanna Kearsley I never even read the descriptions! I start on Page 1 and that’s my first introduction to anything!

  2. My auto-buys are Moriarity and Kinsella, for sure. This was a great reminder that I’ve been meaning to try the Madeleine Wickham books. THAT’S actually her real name, I believe!

  3. What a fun roundup – I totally agree on Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes. And also on Kate Morton’s latest book being quite a disappointment, so she might have dropped off my list for a while… I would add to this Joshilyn Jackson (new release coming this month, yay), Tana French (although didn’t love her latest she still is my very fave), and Jane Harper.

  4. Stephen King is a great choice! His stories have scared me in a very good way over the years, although I must admit to not reading his most current books yet.

    My TTT.

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