Top 5: Auto Buy Authors
After seeing a discussion about this on Litsy, I realised I have more auto-buy authors on my list than I first thought. There are some authors whose upcoming books I will pre-order without even knowing what the book is about. I just know that I’ll love their writing style and want to read their new book as soon as it’s released
- J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith
I will buy anything J.K. Rowling writes! I love her Cormoran Strike detective stories and, of course, I’m a huge Potterhead so will read anything about the wizarding world. I love the escapism and nostalgia of the Harry Potter series, and Fantastic Beasts is one of my favourite films. I also read a lot of crime and was surprised by how much I enjoyed the Cormoran Strike books. They’re cleverly plotted, with two extremely interesting and likeable main characters.
2. Karin Slaughter
Karin Slaughter writes some of my favourite crime thrillers. I have read and loved all of her books, especially the Will Trent series. Will is such a complex character and I can’t wait to read more about him. The setting of the books is another huge draw for me – Georgia is described in great detail and is so atmospheric. I already have a signed edition of her latest book pre-ordered.
3. Jo Nesbø
Harry Hole has to be one of my favourite fictional detectives. He’s deeply flawed and such a complex character. I always auto buy Jo Nesbø’s books as they are guaranteed to be well written with intricate plots. I can never guess who the guilty party is, and I’m often creeped out by the atmosphere of these books. If you enjoy crime thrillers, then Jo Nesbø is definitely an author you should read.
4. Maggie Stiefvater
I read the Raven Cycle after seeing so many amazing reviews on Litsy. It became one of my favourite series, with beautifully crafted characters, a magical plot, and almost lyrical language. I then read the Wolves of Mercy Falls series and The Scorpio Races, all of which I enjoyed. I have Maggie’s newest book pre-ordered as I’m sure I will enjoy it like all of her others.
5. Kate Morton
I first read Kate Morton after hearing about The House at Riverton being chosen as part of the Richard & Judy Book Club. I bought the paperback and devoured it in one sitting. It was an evocative tale that stayed with me long after I finished reading. Since then, I’ve bought every one of her books and they never disappoint.